Why this webite?

March 24, 2011 28 comments

This website is dedicated to informing people about the benefits of LCD screens that have an aspect ratio of 16:10 (sixteen by ten) – i.e. resolutions of: 1280×800 / 1440×900 / 1680×1050 / 1920×1200.

In the past two years there has been an almost complete transition from the 16:10 aspect ratio to the 16:9 aspect ratio, not to mention that the 4:3 and 5:4 aspect ratio which many companies work with has all but vanished. Unfortunately, the new 16:9 aspect ratio is by no means superior to the 16:10 one. The main reason why this change was done is because it is slightly cheaper for companies to make wider LCD screens. However, this has also resulted in a loss of screen space, especially in terms of height.

Currently, the most common resolutions on the market are 1366×748 / 1600×900 / 1920×1080. As it can been seen, these resolutions are slightly smaller than the ones used in 16:10 LCD screens, resulting in a loss of vertical space. In order to market these lower resolutions, companies invented the HD standard with the Full HD standard being 1920×1080, which is actually smaller than the previous standard high-end resolution of 1920×1200 pixels.

Our purpose is not to have the industry switch from the 16:9 resolution back to the 16:10 resolution but to at least provide some LCD displays and laptops with 16:10 resolution screens for those who actually prefer and need more vertical space. We are committed to show that there is a large number of consumers who want to have LCD screens with a 16:10 aspect ratio as well as 5:4, the reasoning being that manufacturers cannot ignore the market forever!

If you would like to know more about this issue and what can be done, please read this website and have a look over our letter of complaint.

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