Sources: Sharp, UnWired View
quote: Also it must be why some theatres have up through 22.2 systems.
quote: We heard similar arguments at the advent of Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, and they were wrong then. People do indeed care.
quote: Is a 15" 4k screen even practical? Would we be able to see a difference? Does anyone care? (it seems not seeing as low res 1360 x 768 screens are apparently the norm on notebooks).
quote: It's also equally pointless to stuff 1TB drives, 2.8GHz quad core CPUs, or 4GB of RAM into a laptop.
quote: There is certainly a point of diminishing returns, and >400 DPI is probably it.
quote: If a user is turning down the resolution to make on screen text easier to read then the OS is doing it wrong and rendering the text too small.
quote: You think > 200 dpi is the point of diminishing returns on a phone, why?
quote: Uh, you're clearly confused. Human vision doesn't work the way you describe; screen size is irrelevant, it's distance from the eye that determines how small the pixel can be resolved.
quote: Turn the resolution down on your 24" display from 1920x1080 to 1280x800 and tell me that "screen size doesn't matter."
quote: it's distance from the eye that determines how small the pixel can be resolved
quote: Also, who is turning down their resolution to read the OS?
quote: I'd love to see actual numbers and statistics, rather than anecdotal sayings. Everyone around here uses computers, and there are many large labs full of dozes of them; no one turns down their resolution from anything I've ever seen. Again, I've never seen this practice occurring over the range of several hundred computer uses of various ages in this institution.
quote: And one can scale up text without having to turn down resolution, especially in Windows 7 and up, so...
quote: But, that feeds right into the psychology of trying to make things match the familiar.
quote: You can make the text bigger without running an overall lower resolution
quote: Maybe there's those kinds of morons where you work, but not in my office.
quote: There's no point is such pixel density on such tiny screens. It's a fascination with a spec that has no practical benefit.
quote: Look at the output from a dot printers - the early ones was 300dpi and I am sure anyone prefers reading output from more current ones which deliver 2400dpi or even more.
quote: I could easily see the difference between 300dpi laser printer output and 600dpi
quote: Hell, you're pushing it on a normal 15.6" laptop to have pixel density like that. Watch what at least 50% of the people in the world do when they run into that kind of pixel density on a screen that size...they turn the resolution down so they can read on-screen text easier.
quote: I expect Microsoft to implement DPI doubling and screen scaling, first, before I expect developers to figure it out.In other words, the Apple approach will win because it doesn't rely on third parties to get religion.