Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday March 12, 2016

Why 78 Percent Of Laptop Screens Suck

As you might have guessed, it’s because of low-res displays and manufacturers being cheap asses.

According to NPD, in 2012, 82 percent of laptops sold had low-res displays, only 4 percent higher than today. Most of that paltry growth comes from the 2-in-1 category, a market that didn't exist four years ago, where about half of all laptops have high-res panels. In 2015, 83 percent of traditional clamshell laptops were still saddled with low-res displays, 1 percent more than in 2012, and the average cost of a high-res laptop actually went up, from $625 to $754.