1. onysi's Avatar
    right now the surface pro 2 res is 1920 x 1080

    galaxy note 10.1
    2560 x 1600

    Reason I asked is because I went to a local BB recently and compared both in terms of writing capabilities, and right now the surf pro2 is not as smooth as the GN10.1

    I am hoping this becomes a standard but I haven't been keeping up with tablet news lately so I don't know if Lenovo or Dell already has this resolution on their tablets.
    I need writing capabilities for class, but I do not wanna get sucked into androids eco, so here's hoping for a nice upgrade in 8 months.

    Still no news about that Surface Mini too, and its already February.
    02-15-2014 11:24 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    Do you have a link that shows the galaxy note 10.1 resolution is 2560 x 1600? That just seems really high. I don't even have my computer monitor set that high. Thanks!
    02-16-2014 01:01 AM
  3. ininjam's Avatar
    Not until the desktop can scale gracefully I'm afraid. Tell me, do you really want to operate with desktop icons on such a small high-res screen?
    02-16-2014 05:15 AM
  4. onysi's Avatar
    Do you have a link that shows the galaxy note 10.1 resolution is 2560 x 1600? That just seems really high. I don't even have my computer monitor set that high. Thanks!
    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) - Phone specs comparison
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    02-16-2014 10:48 AM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    02-16-2014 10:51 AM
  6. MBytes's Avatar
    1080p was selected for the SP and SP2, because if you have good eyes, you can use it at 100% DPI, and program that don't scale at all (example: photoshop), can still be used.
    Higher resolutions would make it impossible to use. So, ininjam, said, it won't happen until the majority of big popular programs will make their apps high DPI friendly. UNLESS, Microsoft put a stand, and goes "too bad", to have more people complain to devs so that they are pushed to re-work their GUI to be high DPI friendly... but that will also mean loss of sales. I doubt it will happen, because the Surface Pro is a unique product by itself, so if you actually need power, you'll get it regardless.
    In addition, Microsoft is trying to show that the Surface is a viable device for the company to sale to it's investors. Already sales has doubled this second generation over the first. This is superb news. However, a lot of work needs to be done to continue to have an increase market share to be actually fully profitable.

    So I think the SP3 will be thinner, lighter by making the battery smaller, and keep about the same battery life, thanks to the next generation Intel CPU which will consume even less power as now.
    and/or longer battery life, by keeping the device the same size and weight, or make it more powerful, by using a an Nvidia or AMD dedicated GPU with switchable graphic system, making it still great battery life, but when needed, at a cost of a warmer device and reduce battery even further when in use, more power when gaming and using 3D software.
    02-16-2014 01:24 PM
  7. hopmedic's Avatar
    Ummm.... at 46 years old, my eyes just aren't good enough anymore to need greater than 1080p on a screen this small.
    02-19-2014 12:42 PM
  8. MBytes's Avatar
    I think you mean lower. Higher will make things even smaller.
    Maybe you should bring your Surface Pro when you get your eyes check.. screw that stupid alphabet thing on the wall at the optimistic. Use the Surface Pro all the way! That is what I would do when I'll get to older!
    02-19-2014 01:18 PM
  9. hopmedic's Avatar
    I think you mean lower. Higher will make things even smaller.
    Maybe you should bring your Surface Pro when you get your eyes check.. screw that stupid alphabet thing on the wall at the optimistic. Use the Surface Pro all the way! That is what I would do when I'll get to older!
    I meant higher. My eyes aren't good enough to read higher than 1080p resolution. The text would be too small.
    02-19-2014 02:07 PM
  10. MBytes's Avatar
    I meant higher. My eyes aren't good enough to read higher than 1080p resolution. The text would be too small.
    Oh sorry I miss read your post.
    02-19-2014 02:13 PM
  11. The_New_Normal's Avatar
    Oh sorry I miss read your post.
    Shoulda gone to Specsavers
    02-20-2014 12:48 AM
  12. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I hope not, 1080 is definitely good enough for 10.6" in my opinion. Samsung just loves obnoxious resolutions.
    02-20-2014 09:23 PM
  13. rocketboy's Avatar
    The small screen thing above AND the pen needs to track a magnitude better.
    02-24-2014 06:11 PM
  14. MBytes's Avatar
    Unless Wacom comes out with an improved technology (or someone else), you'll need to calibrate the pen regardless, as we all hold the pen differently.
    I guess they can go with N-Trig, but then you'll complain about the AAAA (4x A's) battery that you need for the pen, and how the tracking is very slow, where a circle will look like a decagon or something alike.

    Or you can enjoy Synaptic wonderful pen technology:

    It's for a reason why Dell didn't send to any reviewers or even provided a pen at any show.
    02-24-2014 06:33 PM

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