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May 23rd 2013 4:59 pm

Resolution war continues. HP coming out with a 3200 x 1800 ultrabook

I saw the post this morning on Gizmodo and Engadget about the HP envy touchsmart 14 coming out this summer. Sources are saying that there will be a version with a 3200 by 1800 display.

This is over 4 times the pixels of one of my current laptops (at 1440 by 900) and it is crammed into a 14 inch screen, a touchscreen no less.

I find this very impressive and may have to take a look at one. Again I am sure there will be the growing pains of metro apps and general windows applications not designed for this type of resolution. Unless of course the scaling is good.

Do you think you could even see a dead pixel on a screen like this where the pixels are tiny?

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I doubt you would see dead pixels at this point considering they are so tiny. I'd be more worried about the GPU powering that kind of resolution. I think 1080 on a 14 inch screen is plenty (at least for me) and more than seems to be a lack of creativity from manufacturers in taking technology to new places and simply pushing spec buttons.

I'd also be worried about the GPU pushing that resolution and how it affects battery life. Its fantastic that we are finally breaking past all the poor resolutions laptops had been palgued with before, but the 1080 for me was good enough. I'd like to see better advances in battery life than anything else right now.
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I agree and this is an issue I have with the 13 inch retina macbook pro
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