More then likely thats what it will be, I believe all ultrabook's thus far have been the dreaded 1366x768. If we are really lucky it might be 1600x900 to really match the MBA since that is its main rival but I highly doubt Acer went that extra mile, I would be really surprised if they did.
Actually the Asus UX31 rocks 1600 x 900.. But I kinda wanna play Diablo 3 on my next laptop; So I might hold out for Ivy Bridge.. But when will the idiots realize they can give themselves such an advantage by offering a higher res screen!!!
Well considering screen resolution really only concerns a small percentage of buyers of laptops, until this fact changes, I highly doubt we will see a wave of all new laptops with desirable screen resolutions since I am sure those higher resolution displays come at a higher price then your generic ones. FHD 15" and 17" laptop displays im sure can be sourced cheaper then 1600x900 since the latter is much less frequently used.
Is it the 16:9 aspect ratio or the 768 vertical pixels that's the problem?
As a quick clarification to the other participants in this discussion (I almost used "discussers" - a new word I just made up), the MBA is 1440x900, but it doesn't really matter. What is of significance here is that other manufacturers can't seem to match this for some reason. The S5 looks totally awesome, but if it's made out of sub-par material and has a lower resolution screen than an MBA, I'm not sure why you'd get it (unless you're going for Windows, in which case this is definitely the best bet so far.)
I'd still like to hear more from you and others as to why the 900 vertical pixels is so important. I understand, more real estate and room for viewing is nice, but realistic space from 768 to 900 pixels is about .5 inch. There are several Windows Ultrabook options that have 1600x900, but yes, most are only 1366x768.
Personally, I have the Lenovo U300s at 1366x768 and I feel like it's perfect. This is obviously not a gaming laptop at 13.3". Any higher resolution and I would have a hard time reading text. I'm very happy with 1366x768 as my primary use is web surfing, email, & video.
At CES they did finally announce a few more 1600x900 laptops.. For me primary reason is screen real estate. I like to have multiple windows open and doing it on 1366x768 is hard... It's not just vertical resolution, it's horizontal as well. The more the merrier if you ask me..
And sure you may have a hard time reading text on it... but a lot of us will not. Besides you can always increase font text size.. and just get crisper images out of the higher resolution if that's what floats your boat...
I didn't hear too many people complain the iPhone 4's resolution was too small vs the iPhone 3.