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  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    While I barely understand offering that wide of a display, why is there no number pad on the keyboard? Reply
  • 1ceTr0n - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Because not everyone needs or wants one?

    My guess is to give maximum space for the keyboard for ease of use. I never use the number pad on keyboards, so having room with my big hands is more preferable to me
  • jmunjr - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    I use my number pad all the time and have for years. I imagine putting in a 10-key would shift the main keyboard over do far that it would be awkward typing on it as either your head or your hands would not be centered on the screen but rather the keyboard which isn't very ergonomic. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Unless you're working solo; your lines need to be short enough not to wrap on any of your coworkers screens; so having a display much wider than there's wont do any good. Also, beyond a certain point almost none of your lines of code are long enough to fill out the full width. Even with all its sidebars set to show by default instead of auto-hide; visual studio is able to show 120 columns at 1680. More is mostly pointless; while the reduced total number of visible lines will hurt badly vs 1600x900, or 1080p. Also, at 135DPI some people will need to crank the font size up; meaning it'd be worse than a 1366x768 screen for total lines of code. Reply
  • madmilk - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    The point is to have two files showing at once. Then your 120 columns on 1680 turn to 60 per file, which is not that great. Or maybe you need to have a web browser open at the same time to search for documentation.

    Admittedly, at only 1792 pixels wide, this is worse than a 1920x1080 screen on the 13" Zenbook Prime in pretty much all respects, which is basically the same size in terms of area (narrower aspect ratio -> less area).

    I could see a use for a 2520x1080 screen though. Basically I would use it as two 1260x1080 screens. However, that is certainly illegible until at least 17" (161PPI).
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - link

    I think Mr. Sklavos is talking about any kind of work that uses two 896px wide windows side by side. Apparently he thought coding would be an example of such work. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Unfortunately the screen on this thing is not very good, according to Engadget. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - link

    Yeah, and one would expect the screen bezel to be smaller, especially on the sides.

    If Toshiba wants to commit to sporting a 21/9 laptop in their future lineups, that's cool. This is just a first try.

    However, I doubt that it will get a successor.

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