Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Acer Readies Aspire S7 Ultrabook with WQHD Display

Acer is working on a variant of its 13.3-inch Aspire S7 Ultrabook with a higher resolution display. It will offer WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, which works out to a pixel density of 221 ppi, which is not too far away from the 227 ppi that Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display offers. Depending on its other innards, the WQHD Aspire S7 will come in two variants - a base model priced at US $1,499, driven by Intel Core i5-4200U, and a top model priced at $1,799, with a faster Core i7-4500U chip. Both feature 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, and 256 GB of SSD storage, each. The two will begin to show up on leading US retailers in the coming week.


Source: Engadget
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8 Comments on Acer Readies Aspire S7 Ultrabook with WQHD Display

#1
newtekie1
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Ow, my eyes hurt just thinking about it. Windows just doesn't work with high PPI displays like this, Apple can do it because their GUI's PPI scaling doesn't totally suck, but the Windows' GUI PPI scaling is broken and never works right.
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hellrazor
Crap it up to 20" and JUST SELL US THE SCREEN YOU DUMB FUCKERS!
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#3
ZetZet
Yeah, 4k and 1440p in laptops, can't make a desktop screen.
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lemonadesoda
by: hellrazor
Crap it up to 20" and JUST SELL US THE SCREEN YOU DUMB FUCKERS!
Yes! Gimme 2560x1440 on 20". That's what I want. IPS. <$500. Sold.
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lemonadesoda
by: newtekie1
Ow, my eyes hurt just thinking about it. Windows just doesn't work with high PPI displays like this, Apple can do it because their GUI's PPI scaling doesn't totally suck, but the Windows' GUI PPI scaling is broken and never works right.
Isnt scaling supposed to be better on 8.1? It certainly scales very well from 96dpi (small font) to 120dpi (large font) but at the dpi of that screen it means going "non-standard" scaling... anyone tried it? It's rubbish on XP (2K3)
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newtekie1
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by: lemonadesoda
Isnt scaling supposed to be better on 8.1? It certainly scales very well from 96dpi (small font) to 120dpi (large font) but at the dpi of that screen it means going "non-standard" scaling... anyone tried it? It's rubbish on XP (2K3)
It is better, but it still breaks too much stuff for my liking.
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#7
zzzaac
by: newtekie1
Ow, my eyes hurt just thinking about it. Windows just doesn't work with high PPI displays like this, Apple can do it because their GUI's PPI scaling doesn't totally suck, but the Windows' GUI PPI scaling is broken and never works right.
2560x1440 actually looks great on a laptop (from my experience seeing a HP laptop with that resolution).

It's when you get higher than that like the Samsung Ativ 9 Plus it looks to small.

But 1440p is great
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Prima.Vera
by: lemonadesoda
Isnt scaling supposed to be better on 8.1? It certainly scales very well from 96dpi (small font) to 120dpi (large font) but at the dpi of that screen it means going "non-standard" scaling... anyone tried it? It's rubbish on XP (2K3)
Windows 8 scale OK, apps or 3rd party programs, don't.
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