Why do cell phones get all the dots?

Subject: Mobile | April 17, 2012 - 04:11 PM |
Tagged: DPI

While laptops seem stuck at the horrible resolution of 1366 x 786 no matter how big the screen, cellphones have evolved from 320 x 240 to as much as 1280 x 720.  In other words there are cellphone models out there with almost the same amount of pixels as a 17" laptop.  This means the dots per inch rating on a cellphone is significantly higher, making colours richer in light, text sharper and video more crisp than that $1000+ laptop you just picked up.  The Tech Report doesn't feel that this is in any way, shape or form fair; they do have a good idea why it is so however.

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"The explosion of high-DPI displays in phones and tablets has upset David Morgan's PC enthusiast sensibilities, as he explains:"

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April 20, 2012 | 08:38 AM - Posted by perfectshot (not verified)

That's only if you purchase low-end laptops. Already in the late 90's laptops were available at 1600x1200 resolutions.

The last two D3ll laptops I had bought all had resolutions that are coined now as HD...

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