QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at openmoko.org
Sun Jun 8 02:12:36 CEST 2008
On Sat, 7 Jun 2008 09:06:16 +0300 Flyin_bbb8 <flyin.bbb8 at gmail.com> babbled:
actually - no. most linux developers and users i know need contacts/glasses and
they can never read my screen and complain about my fonts being so small all
the time (not that i will ever change. i love my small fonts!), but i ma going
off anecdotal evidence over many years of me being one of a very small minority
who can read and use such a high dpi with small fonts. i am bemused by so many
vocal people here claiming to me what seems to be the reverse of my experience
over many years - as well as going directly against actual product specs - eg,
iphone dpi is very much lower than the neo, but a large margin, but users rave
how nice it is.
but there is definitely a "i want as insane a dpi as i can get" group here.
this is for sure. the question is - is it really the majority of users. :)
> Well were all those 'never see them' people linux users and interested
> in openmoko? Haha we might just all be gifted people ! :D
> On 6/7/08, The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 7 Jun 2008 01:30:43 +0100 Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com>
> > babbled:
> >> 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
> >> text.
> >> So my vote is for VGA (or even widescreen VGA, like the PSP?).
> >> Stroller.
> > it will be better - of course. what' i'm baffled about is why all of a
> > sudden
> > here a lot of "excellent vision gifted" people turn up, whereas in real life
> > i
> > never see them... :)
> > --
> > Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at openmoko.org>
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