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I have and application that absolutely requires at least 1200 lines vertical. I cannot seem to find a laptop from my usual vendors with this resolution. Is the 16:10 aspect ratio dead? Why is 1080 considered better? Is it all about playing movies on your computer?

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closed as not constructive by Shinrai, Sathya May 12 '11 at 17:26

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Voted to close as subjective/argumentative. That said, yes, 16:10 is slowly dying, mostly because there's more demand for 16:9 "true HD" panels (yes, mostly for movies) and even if laptop manufacturers wanted to go all 16:10 they wouldn't be able to get the LCD panels because they aren't being made like they used to be. (And I hate it too.) –  Shinrai May 12 '11 at 15:17
    
Requires? Which one would this be? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 12 '11 at 15:19
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@Shinrai, I was more asking about the status of the industry and not arguing that one is better than the other. Although I do think that the reduced vertical space is restricting on a range of typical productivity applications. –  ThomasMcLeod May 12 '11 at 15:21
    
@Ignacio, it's a custom built monitoring application for scientic instruments. It has some visual displays that can't be scaled. –  ThomasMcLeod May 12 '11 at 15:23
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@acme64, we've been using external displays and desktops, but that limits portability. –  ThomasMcLeod May 12 '11 at 16:06