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Where are the 2560x1600 (130+DPI) monitors?!


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May 31, 2014

Where are the 2560x1600 (16:10) monitors? Hello? Is it all about watching movies on a 16:9 display these days, is nobody coding anymore? Does nobody care anymore about vertical pixels?

I never felt that a 4:3 (4:3/16:12) display was doing me wrong. Then came the 16:10 displays, a bit more width (okay, not bad, kinda nice). Now it seems impossible to find decent 4:3 displays, difficult to find 16:10 monitors that exceed 1200 pixels in height (unless they're as big as TV's), and the trend seems to be toward 16:(9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1) monitors, or some such tripe. Okay, I'm over-reacting, but can I get back some of those vertical pixels, please?! Seriously, if I wanted less vertical resolution, I'd stretch some duct tape across the bottom edge of my monitor…

Why is it that in 2004 (10 years ago!!) I had a Sager laptop with a 1600×1200 (15.6") that had 135 DPI when today's monitors barely crack 75% of that density? We are moving backwards at a rapid pace, not forward. What's the deal, where's the beef?! Give me a 16:10 monitor with 140+ DPI, and I'll be happy.

Samsung, are you listening?

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