[ltp] Re: Best replacement for X61s

Jeffrey L. Taylor linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:27:59 -0500

Quoting Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>:
> I have an X201s and am sticking to it because it's AFAIK the last
> compact (12") Thinkpad with a tall-enough screen.  All the newer ones
> have the braindead 16/9 aspect ratio, as if watching movies was the main
> use of those machines.
After the screen ratio switch was made, a manufacturer's person explained that
it was a matter of cost.  TV production vastly outweighs laptops.  16/9 is
standard and cheap.  Any other ratio is custom and expensive.