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Friday, November 02, 2007


Toshiba has finally created a TFT worthy of praise from me.
Previously the only somewhat acceptable fixed-resolution display was the Apple 30" cinema display (or the dell equivalent) with a whopping 2560 x 1600 resolution.
Now, since I'm sitting pretty on 2048x1536 on a lovely CRT, I would be stupid to spend €2000 on a cinema display, no matter how good it is. TFT just can't keep up with CRT when it comes to picture quality. The fact that they don't have variable resolution is another horrible thing that most likely will keep me from ever buying a TFT.
The display that Toshiba has created blows everything else out of the water. At an astonishing 3840x2400 pixels on a 22" screen, it is the display to beat.
Apple needs 30" to cram half of that amount of pixels onto the screen. Laughable!
Granted, the Toshiba is brand new. So new, in fact, that none of the news outlets have a picture of it yet. Not only that, but it'll set you back a hefty $17.500 (according to Engadget, $1800 according to Wired).
This is a 9 megapixel screen, for you photo nuts out there, so the days of scaling to fit stuff in are gone.
All in all an incredible machine. This is development going in the right direction for me. Maybe some day we will have affordable screens at this resolution. Until then, I'm sticking with my CRT.

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