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|View Poll Results: If you own 10 or 10v with a 1024x600 display, have you noticed the squished pixels?|
|No, never noticed. Still can't see it, seems fine to me.||127||67.20%|
|I didn't until now, and now it bothers me!||20||10.58%|
|Yes, I noticed, but don't care.||40||21.16%|
|Yes, I couldn't take it, and had to give it up to a good home.||2||1.06%|
|Voters: 189. You may not vote on this poll|
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Join Date: Sep 2009
10-17-2009, 07:14 PM
This is indeed a problem. I got two 10v's and gave the better one off to my sister.
Working with visual apps, however should be adaptable, and shouldn't be effected. Take Photoshop CS4 on the OSX dell mini with the bunk'ed out x600 resolution. When the user launches a new layer with 500x500 pixels, it should be a real 500x500 pixel layer with no hidden compressions/distortions when porting the saved work to another comp, or printing it out.
The videos, and icons are squished. They are short and fat, and if seriously producing a serious bundle of work...this is a serious neucance...
I bought both mini's refurbed from delloutlet, and didn't notice anything indicating a difference from one model to another...
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Maryland(For Now)
10-21-2009, 02:35 PM
Is there a software fix for this perhaps? There's a 20% sale right now and I'm torn between a 9(No F-keys) and a 10v(No giant battery)
EDIT: Looking at the photos I am one of the people who would go insane from the distorted screen.
Tempted by an A90 every day....
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
10-21-2009, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the pictures Anguish... it was great to actually be able to view the two screens, side by side!
As you say, the difference is barely noticeable, and I think that I too will be happier sticking with what now appears to be the 'standard' resolution for 10.1" screens!
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London, UK
10-30-2009, 02:10 PM
It sounds like one of those problems that people make more of a deal out of because they know it's there. Thanks for the pics Anguish, that helps illustrate that it _is_ there.
Could someone who's more mathematically able than me work out the trigonometry? I have a theory that because the screen tilts and most people slouch and straighten up a good three or four inches in their seat, they seldom look straight at the screen (i.e. at an exact 90 degree angle to the plane of the screen). I suggest the 4% foreshortening effect is not as significant as people think, given how much their perspective on the screen can change anyway.
Just a theory...
Join Date: Apr 2009
11-01-2009, 03:04 PM
Potentially, but not necessarily. If 1024x576 was an option, and the put a 1024x600 display into the exact physical area, then it's likely. It's probably not as likely if it was only offered a 1024x600, however it's possible.
Join Date: Oct 2009
11-01-2009, 09:09 PM
It's hard to find 1024 x 576 these days (even though I got one when I actually ordered a 1024 x 600). Lenovo, Acer, Asus, HP, Toshiba, etc. all do their Netbooks w/1024 x 600 on a 10.1" display. Assuming they are all real 10.1", then the physical size of these displays should be exactly the same as Dell's, so they all should have "non-square" pixels.
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