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Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard

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The outspoken creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, called for laptop makers to follow the tablet world's lead in using the highest-resolution displays possible on mobile devices, in a post on Google Plus.

"So with even a $399 tablet [the Samsung/Google Nexus 10] doing 2560x1600 pixel displays, can we please just make that the new standard laptop resolution? Even at 11"? Please. Stop with the 'retina' crap, just call it 'reasonable resolution'. The fact that laptops stagnated ten years ago (and even regressed, in many cases) at around half that in both directions is just sad," he wrote.

Torvalds also hit out at "less-than-gifted tech pundits" who assert that high-resolution displays mean smaller, more difficult-to-read font sizes.

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