Be an innovator: Bring back 16:10, 1920x1200

June 5, 2012

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Over and over, i see people mention 16:10 ratio screens.  Over and over, i see the word "acknowledged" on those ideas.  But nothing is changing.

Dell, you are one of the biggest PC makers around.  Perhaps the biggest.  If you demanded a 16:10 form factor screen, you could make it happen.

I vowed previously to never buy a new system without that screen.  I am here today to alter that statement.  A person mentioned in these forums that the removal of a 16:10 screen meant that there was no longer a need to buy a high end laptop.  I wholeheartedly agree with him.  But times are getting difficult, and my system most likely won't last another year.  In the meantime, i hear that Apple still uses 16:10 on a few systems.

So I say, i will not buy a DELL that doesn't meet my screen needs.  I've been a loyal dell customer for many many years.  Dell has not put out the same kind of quality from their high end machines since 2010 and the days of the Alienware m17x R2.  Dell continues to not listen to customer needs reguarding screen resolution and aspect ratio.  I'm tired of it honestly.  I'm sickened by the fact that media consumption has dominated the laptop industry, forcing users to adopt a screen resolution made for entertainment and not actual work.

Your customers who actually do work want 16:10, dell.  bring it back.  Dell sells WAY too many systems to not be a leader and an innovator in the industry.  So what if the screen manufacturers went the other direction?  If you build it and it sells well, the industry will follow you. 

And so will my $$$$.

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  • Nov 17, 2012     Comment Link

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    I agree entirely. 16:9 is hopeless for working on. End of story. And by abandoning it, all Dell laptops are therefore hopeless for working on.

    My next laptop will be an Apple. Not because I want one (I'd much rather have a PC-based laptop), but because they're the ONLY manufuacturer left that actually listens to their customers and makes what they want to buy.

    Dell, read and understand: WE DO NOT WANT 16:9 SCREENS ON WORK-ORIENTED LAPTOPS!
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  • Jun 13, 2012     Comment Link

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    http://gizmodo.com/5917438
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  • Jun 7, 2012     Comment Link

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    The 17" MBP still has 1200p.
    Better idea than bringing back 1200p, why not up the resolution to something like 2560x1600 or even 2560x1440.  I wouldn't care much about 16:10 if AW made the res that high.
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  • Jun 7, 2012     Comment Link

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    I'm on a 1920x1200 screen now.  Your screen does not "work" perfectly.  It just is what you have, what you are used to.  Maybe you don't have a need for more pixels or more vertical space.  I do.  So much so that my ONLY option is to find a laptop with a screen in a 16:10 form factor.  since no one makes new ones anymore, i am forced to buy a laptop at least 1 or 2 years old, just to not lose my workspace.  We should be getting higher resolution displays, not regressing.  16x9 is ONLY good for movies, and i am sickened that we allowed a marketing term dictate what our screens would be like in the last 4 years.

    A great read about how i feel.

    http://www.blackrosetech.com/gessel/2012/05/09/rip-wuxga

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  • Jun 6, 2012     Comment Link

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    Really? 1920x1200 that seems big I think my m17x r3 with its 1920x1080 120hz works prefectly just sad that the 3D strains my eyes too much and gives me a head ache