Calculating Screen Work Area

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by bamaster, May 24, 2014.

  1. bamaster

    bamaster Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Listening to Panos talk about "content area", I'm curious what he means by that. He says that the PS3 has 6% more content area than a Macbook Air 13.3". But the screen area of the MBA 13 is 79.5 square inches (11.3 x 7). The SP3 has a screen area of 66.46 square inches (10 x 6.7).

    The MBA 11 is 57.48 sq in, so yeah, the SP3 has about 15% more real estate. But the MBA 13 has about 20% more real estate than the SP3.

    Color me confused. How does Panos claim the SP3 have 6% more content area than the MBA 13?
     
  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,095
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    It is combination of Screen Real Estate, Aspect Ratio and Resolution....

    MBA 13 is 1400x900 where the SP3 is 2160x1440, which is a denser screen... most likely at WWDC Apple will announce a MBA with Retina Display.
     
  3. bamaster

    bamaster Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Yeah, but 2160x1440 is greater than 6% more than 1400x900. I'm curious about how he got that figure. Just sounds kinda contrived. The idea of getting the workspace of a 13.3" on a 12" is very alluring.

    I have a Surface RT and a Surface Pro 2 today. I'm selling both of them as soon as my SP3 arrives. :)
     
  4. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,095
    Likes Received:
    1,724
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Seattle, WA USA
    My Device:
    Surface Book
    They are referring the amount of information that fits on the screen.... my 6" 1080 Lumia 1520 could display more information than my 10.6" 720 Surface RT....
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

area of surface pro 3 screen surface area

,
surface pro 3 screen area