waldojim, on 27 April 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:
And if you do not own a 15" 1080P display (quality one at that), then it is hard for you to be in a position to comment on how it looks. Didn't realize that needed dragged out...
Why would that matter? My laptop's display is about the same ppi, and I have no need for a 15" laptop at the moment. Looks like you are looking for excuses to stick with a 20 year old pixel density standard? Ever considered how there are 5" phones now with the same freaking resolution as that 15" sony you just bought, and how that's the highest resolution you can commonly get on a 15" laptop?
Get a decent display, don't eff with the scaling, and enjoy a quality display for once.
EDIT: It should be noted that I am taking my own advice here. I have been buying higher quality equipment, including displays for the reasons I mention above. I don't worry about scaling, because the text/graphics are CLEAR AND SHARP. They all look the way they are supposed to look. You really should try this approach - you might actually be surprised.
So, do everything possible to cover up a ppi standard from the late 80's/early 90's, and avoid moving forward so you can avoid the scaling issues that should've been fixed a long time ago? OK. By the same logic, moving beyond the Core 2 Duo was pointless because it was good enough, and an SSD will cover up the fact that it's not as fast as it could be. Progress is pointless and unnecessary, right? I know I'd love a lower res phone so I don't need scaling on it! (/s) Thing is, pixels are harder to discern on my desktop monitor than my laptop screen when viewing them from distances that result in the same text size, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy more clarity. Even if I try hard enough to ignore the pixels on an mba, it doesn't mean I can't discern and enjoy the difference with a retina mbp. It's amazing how freaking few pixels are used to render text on modern screens, and this really needs to change. Ever heard Linux Tovalds' opinion on this? I can start to see the pixels (a bit of grainyness on colored things really) on a retina MBP from a slightly close viewing distance (not a big deal from there though), and as a result everything else looks absolutely pathetic.
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 27 April 2013 - 09:12 PM