Made on an iPad Pro
How the 12.9-inch iPad Pro took me by surprise and replaced my laptop.
I'm at home in Houston for the holidays and of course working on Picplum stuff when I'm not chasing my 18-month old nephew around. I'm used to working on my 27-inch Apple display so hacking away on the Air's native resolution took was not quite for me. Most importantly after a few days of working my back started hurting from hunching over the laptop screen. Purchasing a 20-something-inch display to keep at home would be a worthy sub-$200 investment.
Off to Best Buy I went. Nope, no monitors with 1920x1200 resolution. Only widescreen 1080 vertical res ones. No biggie I thought, Best Buy only caters to people chasing buzzwords like widescreen. I headed off to nerd mecca: MicroCenter (okay, not quite Fry's but it was closer).
I went racing up and down their aisles of monitors. Argh, the same thing; they only had 1920x1080 resolution monitors. The salesman asked why I would ever need 1200 vertical res when 1080 was the "widescreen standard." I must have been the only person to ever walk in there with the intention of programming and not gaming or watching movies. He asked why I don't just use the monitor vertically. I asked him to show me the monitors they had that swiveled. They didn't carry any.
I came home with a $150 23-inch, 1920x1080 Samsung SyncMaster SA300 LED-backlit display (aside: damn these things are cheap nowadays!).
Why don't they make 1920x1200 monitors anymore?