QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at openmoko.org
Fri Jun 6 17:54:55 CEST 2008
On Fri, 6 Jun 2008 12:17:46 +0100 "Justyn Butler" <justynbutler
+openmoko at googlemail.com> babbled:
> I forgot to mention that not only is WVGA (800 x 480) the resolution
> of Nokia's N800 series internet tablets but also the Asus Eee PC
> (original), which is a tiny laptop for web browsing and has surprised
> the world by selling so well.
> Drool over this engadget post from 2006 about a 2.9 inch WVGA display:
go to tokyo and play with the phones that already are on the shelf and use
it... i did today... :)
> 2008/6/6 Justyn Butler <justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com>:
> > All of the geeks that I have shown my GTA01 to have been in awe of
> > it's high-res VGA screen.
> > Whatever direction OpenMoko wants to go in, I'm sure geeks will always
> > be a large part of their target demographic.
> > To touch on Gabriel's comment, WVGA would be the same resolution as
> > the Nokia N800 series but in a more compact screen.
> > With that resolution perhaps the GTA03 would start tapping into other
> > unexpected markets - for example some of the people who like the
> > internet tablets and also eee-PC type devices. It would contribute to
> > an incredible portable web-browsing experience (which is what those
> > other devices are designed for, and why they sell) but in the GTA03 it
> > would be built into your phone (which makes it the most portable of
> > all).
> > Justyn.
> > 2008/6/5 rakshat hooja <rakshat at gmail.com>:
> >>>> quick question - would you prefer a qvga lcd (save a bit of cost) since
> >>>> we'e
> >>>> going to need to software-drive all graphics - the fewer pixels you have
> >>>> to
> >>>> fill, the better for speed. i'm really tossing up if the speed of qvga is
> >>>> worth
> >>>> the loss of resolution. i'm just not sure.
> >> I have a Sharp 903 with qvga, 2.4 inch, Nokia N95 with qvga, 2.4 inch and
> >> the Neo 1973 with VGA, 2.8 inch. By far the best screen for reading is the
> >> Sharp one. On closer examination you can see pixels which you dont on the
> >> Neo but the display just feels better, crisper and better on the eyes. When
> >> you view higher res photos the Neo display seems better but not by much.
> >> The N95 is also good when you look at it on its own and one has no problems
> >> reading anything but when kept next to the Neo 1973 and Sharp 903 one can
> >> tell the display is not in the same league. (the Sharp is also visible in
> >> the sun though I dont think its trans-reflective)
> >> The point I am trying to make is that the quality of LCM being used matters
> >> as much as qvga or vga. Qvga is sufficient for almost all needs on a mobile
> >> phone size device and would be great if it provides cost and speed
> >> improvements. But it has to be a really good quality QVGA.
> >> Personally I love the resolution and form factor of the PSP Slim LCM and
> >> would love to see something similar on GTA0X.
> >> Rakshat
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