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Refreshed lineup fills many mobile niches

Source: Acer

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By bug77 on 5/3/2013 6:49:01 PM , Rating: -1
Their revival is more 1366x768 crap? And how are 4 speakers on laptop going to output surround sound? Am I supposed to stick my head into the keyboard? I think there's a "slight" chance people will not flock to these devices.

RE: Seriously?
By zinc0099 on 5/3/2013 6:54:04 PM , Rating: 5
Why is the PC market still selling such low end screens?!?! Most tablets have higher res screens on them. I will never buy a laptop without a 1080p screen ever again.

RE: Seriously?
By inighthawki on 5/3/2013 9:44:18 PM , Rating: 3
Did you do a ctrl+f for "1366" then not even read the rest of the sentence?

The V5 and V7 are available with five kinds of screens -- a 15.6-inch 1080p (1920x1080 pixel) screen , a 15.6-inch "standard definition" (1366x768 pixel) screen, a 14-inch 1080p display , a 14-inch std. def. display, and a multi-touch-enabled 11.6-inch (1366x768 pixel) display.

The 11.6" screen is the only one without 1080p, and it is the one that needs it the least.

RE: Seriously?
By StevoLincolnite on 5/4/2013 5:34:00 AM , Rating: 3
Still. Pixel count wise, even the 11.6 model should have 1080P.

Back in the late 90's (That's about 15 years ago folks!)I had a 17" CRT with a 1280x1024 screen, that's about 1.3 million pixels.
15 years later with more modern screen technology and they are trying to sell us 1366x768 screens which is about 30% less pixels (About 1 million) than what I had 15 years ago?

No thanks! 1080P as a minimum today please!

RE: Seriously?
By Mint on 5/4/2013 12:15:11 PM , Rating: 2
1366x768 is 20% less, not 30% less.

1080p on 11.6" can be a problem for fixed resolution graphics and UI elements in Windows programs designed for more typical dpi. The only way around it is to use a 2560x1600 panel (like the Nexus 10, rMBP) and use 200% scaling on everything but text rendering (and photos in the browser and photo viewer).

That adds a lot of cost and is of questionable value for an 11.6" with Acer branding. They can't get away with rMBP pricing.

RE: Seriously?
By bug77 on 5/4/2013 5:38:49 AM , Rating: 1
Reading your own quote, there's a 15.6" in there, too. That's the one I was complaining about, actually.

RE: Seriously?
By inighthawki on 5/4/2013 5:30:21 PM , Rating: 3
Right, but it clearly states that it comes in two flavors, so why is there any complaint? It's like going out for ice cream and complaining that they carry too many flavors beyond the one you wanted.

The 1366x768 laptops are clearly not geared towards people who want the best.

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