QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sat Jun 7 02:30:43 CEST 2008

On 6 Jun 2008, at 23:19, Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
>> ...
>> Let's reverse the question - would you reduce the resolution of your
>> desktop system?
>> What do you currently have? 1024*1280 or more?
>> You can still do everything like writing software, e-mail, web
>> browsing, gaming.
>> Probably even faster. But how would it appear? Future oriented or old
>> fashioned?
> this is different - because it's me - my eyesight is better than  
> 20/20 and i
> use the highest res i can get, when i can get it as i know i can  
> read my
> miniscule 8pt or less fonts. but no one else can read my screen -  
> they all
> complain that it's too hard and i am forever upping font sizes if i  
> want anyone
> to read something on it. i know *I* am fine with it, but the vast  
> majority of
> other people can't read my screen. this is why i am cutting myself  
> out of this
> - trying to not be personal about it as i know already i'm an  
> exception to the
> rule.

Hi there,

I haven't posted on this topic before because I'm not able to  
personally compare VGA & QVGA 2" phone screens.

However my eyesight is also better than 20/20, and display quality is  
generally quite visible to me.

Your statements have seemed to say that QVGA is "just as good" as VGA  
for most people, and I have been sceptical of this - I find that my  
current phone (P990i) is QVGA, and that is rubbish for viewing  
webpages. Since you have 20/20 eyesight and can view tiny fonts at  
high resolutions I'm inclined to believe that a VGA screen will, for  
me, be better for displaying webpages & PDFs - I'll be able to fit  
more on the screen and my eyesight will allow me to read the smaller  

So my vote is for VGA (or even widescreen VGA, like the PSP?).


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