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Felix Miata mrmazda at
Fri May 6 22:50:08 UTC 2011

On 2011/05/06 15:17 (GMT-0700) Adam Williamson composed:

> My laptop is 1600x900 at 13" which is somewhere around 160ppi, but that
> doesn't do anything for my desktop. The best you can get in current
> desktop monitors is 1920x1080 at 21.5", which is only 102ppi. No-one
> seems to sell 1920x1080 displays smaller than 21.5", or higher
> resolution displays at that size or larger (any more). Your display -

Sad, isn't it? It's a chicken/egg problem. Marketers don't want to build much 
of what people don't want to buy. When higher was more or less readily 
available (1680x1050 & 1920x1200 rather than small 1366x768 TVs marketed as 
puter displays), plenty people were unhappy that their fancy newer bigger 
displays were making desktop objects smaller and harder to see. High 
resolution reality on the desktop display market is being held back by 
absence of resolution independence in DTEs, while resolution independence in 
DTEs is being held back in part by dearth of high resolution desktop displays 
available at reasonable cost (if at all) to both FOSS and non-FOSS 
programmers and DTE designers.

> which sounds rather like an IBM T210 or Dell P1130, yes? - hasn't been
> available for rather a long time.

Like, but not. The T210 is LCD, nice as it is, would be no good to my 
resolution switching to test test test and test some more. The P1130 is 
probably a twin to my twin P275s and near twin to P260. All three I got only 
about three years ago at a gummint auction on a pallet of mostly 19" 
Trinitrons for $35. Used are still around, but new is probably near dodo 
territory, available only to the few who demand color accuracy and are 
willing and able to pay very big to get it.
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