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Steve Holden steve at
Sun Nov 7 17:39:38 CET 2010

On 11/7/2010 10:46 AM, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2010-11-07, Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:
>> On 11/7/2010 8:23 AM, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> [...]
>>> (I bought 4:3 monitors before they got replaced by cheap 16:8
>>> screens)
>> I think you'll find the new aspect ration is 16:9.
"aspect ration". Sheesh.

> I knew that.  My keyboard didn't.
> I recently bought a close-out Lenovo T500 Thinkpad from their outlet
> because current models are now 16:9 instead of the older 16:10.  My
> old 4:3 Thinkpad was still going strong, but I decided I'd better get
> a 16:10 while I could -- though I'd still prefer a 4:3.
The thing that *really* pisses me off is that you *used* to be able to
get 1920 x 1200 15" displays, but *now* you are lucky to go above 1080
vertical pixels even in a 17" laptop display. I don't want the
resolution of my displays dictated by the resolution of my (current)
media, yet it seems that's what's happened in the laptop market.

I got a Lenovo T60 a while back as a touchpad machine. Wondering about
switching that to Linux, but I haven't seen any touchpad distros in
action yet.

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