Netbooks: Higher than 1024×600 resolution?
One of my more nagging problems with a lot of locally available netbooks is the low resolution screen. While 1024 x 600 pixels is fine for regular web browsing, there are important softwares out there that require higher resolution and just wouldn’t work with most netbooks.
A reader sent in an email question asking for netbooks that support at least 1024×768 pixel resolution. Imaging softwares like Canon Digital Photo Professional (I use this one to process raw images), Adobe Camera Raw and ULead PhotoImpact needs at least 1024×768 pixels (preferably 1024×800) in order to work.
Here is a very short list of netbooks that are capable of such resolution or better:
Acer Aspire One AO751h : 11.6″ @ 1366×768 pixels
Gateway LT 3102i : 11.6″ @ 1366×768 pixels
Sony Vaio P : 8″ @ 1600×768 pixels
Sony Vaio W: 10.1″ @ 1366Ã—768 pixels (available by 1st week of August)
Gigabyte M912 : 8.9″ at 1280×768 pixels
HP Mini 2133 : 8.9″ at 1280×800 pixels
Here are some netbooks that also support that resolution but are still not available in the Philippines:
HP Mini 2140 HD : 10.1″ @ 1366×768 pixels
Dell Mini 10 : 10″ @ 1366×768 pixels
Dell Mini 12: 12.1″ @ 1200×800 pixels
Samsung NC20: 12.1″ @ 1280×800 pixels
There are also netbooks, like the MSI Wind U100, that have a native resolution of 1024×600 but is capable of displaying 1024×768 on extended display mode. Only problem is that you get a scrolling desktop.