Did you read what I posted? How could it possibly be a Windows thing when I've already explained that lots of machines with lots of resolutions are available. Shops stock what will sell to the mass market. What will sell is what is cheap. What is cheap is low res screens.well all the ones available at best buy (any brand actually) at 15.4 are only at 1200x 800. Is this a windows thing?
Ease of inventory stocking and control, I imagine.Now, the real question, given that Dell do offer such wide options ( especially on their more expensive lines ) is why Apple only sell 15" screens at 1440 x 900.
That's what would keep me from going that high on a 15" screen. Going back to 1280x854 from 1440x900 makes me check my glasses though. Once resolution independent UIs are common, though, 1920x1200 will be pretty common (after the price comes down of course.)Plus I've used a Dell 800 with a 15.4" 1920x1200 display and the it becomes quickly tiring to read the icon text.