Because soon “even the cellphones will start laughing at the ridiculously bad laptop displays.” Touche.
Linus Torvalds, the guy behind Linux, is a very vocal man, and he doesn’t like to mince words. Not at all. His current pet peeve is the poor standard resolution of laptops, and is calling for 2560×1600 resolution to be the new 1366×768 resolution among them.
Lamenting on his Google Plus account, Torvalds writes that, even with a “$399 tablet doing 2560×1600 pixel displays, can we please just make that the new standard laptop resolution? Even at 11″? Please. Stop with the “retina” crap, just call it “reasonable resolution”. The fact that laptops stagnated ten years ago (and even regressed, in many cases) at around half that in both directions is just sad. I still don’t want big luggable laptops, but that 1366×768 is so last century. Christ, soon even the cellphones will start laughing at the ridiculously bad laptop displays.”
But Torvalds, a 2560×1600 on a 11″ screen will make the fonts too tiny-
“And the next technology journalist that asks you whether you want fonts that small, I’ll just hunt down and give an atomic wedgie. I want pixels for high-quality fonts, and yes, I want my fonts small, but “high resolution” really doesn’t equate “small fonts” like some less-than-gifted tech pundits seem to constantly think.”
Okay fine, jeez.