Sunday, May 04, 2008

1200p ?

Not so long ago Alienware started distributing their new Area-51 m17x laptop. According to their website this new model comes reinforced with one of the best graphics cards in the market, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX, making it able to support, as they say, "Extreme High Definition" video output.

Now most of us techies already know 1080p (if not, please check here*) which is by far known as the best standard resolution in production.

So, is there really is a 1200p resolution?

The answer is... Not this day.

1080p (1920x1080) is the best standard widescreen resolution for (16:9) ratio where the so-called 1200p (1920x1200) is a quadruple widescreen resolution of (4:3) ratio known as WUXGA. And since most current HD DVDs/Blu-Rays support 16:9 as their video standard, it is highly doubted for the 1920x1200 WUXGA resolution to take the spot because the standards for HD are 720i, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.

Soon we will be seeing more outstanding resolutions and standards but up until this day 1080p is the master. 1200 WUXGA has potential but it's not better because it's just a reproduction of the 1080p. They both will play the same quality though with the WUXGA there will be unused segments.

*1080p vs 1080i @ blogallalong.com [link]

7 comments:

Bashar said...

Hmm... never heard before about the 1200p. Thanks for the info. I wouldn't over spend on a laptop for HD however, be it whatever resolution.

Abdulla said...

Actually, Japan is already experimenting with Ultra High Definition.

Resolution: 7,680 × 4,320 pixels

;)

TAT said...

you can go with higher resulotions if you want but for movie purposes 1080 is what you want but for desktop computing the higher the better, go with dual screens though

Linus said...

Crap! I better sell my tv then, before the prices fall!

The Criticizer said...

bashar:
Exactly, just get a laptop with a decent graphics card and hook it up your HD TV. :)


abdulla:
I was referring to consumer monitors, something we'll be able to buy one day, though man that thing is beautiful! I'd love to see one of those UHD in action (cinema hopefully). Thanks for the heads up. :)


tat:
Yeah you're right. Dual screen makes things much easier but we'd need one hell of a machine to operate firmly with that configuration.


linus:
lol! Don't sell it just yet. This is nothing but a blabber to distinguish between what's standard and common, i.e. 1080p, and the yet to come technology of a higher standard. :)

Ms Loala said...

Ummm ... Huh?

The Criticizer said...

LOL! Nerdness at its best. Just ignore. :P