Dell is considering using 3: 2 screens for XPS laptops

Dell is considering using image ratios other than 16: 9 for laptops and convertibles. Among other things, the company would think about using the aspect ratio of 3: 2, just as Microsoft does with the Surface Book.

Dell might be the 16: 9 ratio for laptops intended for video consumption. with laptops that are meant for productivity the 3: 2 ratio is more obvious, speculates Notebookcheck . The site heard of the plan to move away from 16: 9 on XPS laptops during a conference call with Frank Azor, who heads the Alienware, Gaming and XPS divisions at Dell. Dell has so far used 16: 9 screens for its XPS products, including the 2-in-1 tablets in the series. However, the company has a 2-in-1 in the Latitude series with a 3: 2 aspect ratio in its range, the Dell Latitude 5285 .
In the past, aspect ratios of 16:10 and 4: 3 commonplace among laptops, but since 2008 the 16: 9 aspect ratio has been rising and that ratio has since become the standard. Following tablets, recently 2-in-1 laptops with 3: 2 screens appeared, such as the Microsoft Surface Book and the Matebook X from Huawei while Google’s Pixelbook also has this display ratio. [19659002] The widescreen format of 16: 9 makes watching video particularly pleasant, but The Verge argues that 3: 2 is preferable for many other computer tasks . With smartphones many manufacturers also switch to alternative aspect ratios such as 18: 9, 19: 9 and 19.5: 9.

Dell Latitude 5285

 

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