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I occasionally browse Linux and PC laptops. One thing surprises me is that HiDPI screens are still only for flagship models.

For example, System76’s laptops are mostly Full HD. Adder WS is 4K OLED (3840x2160) but the price is $2,199. Dell XPS 13 has UHD+ (3840 x 2400) option and the price after adding th option is ~$1,400. ThinkPad X1 Yoga is WQHD (2560 x 1440) and the price is ~$1,200.

In this regard, I still like Apple laptops. The cheapest MacBook Air is $999 but has “Retina” display (2560 x 1600), which is slightly taller than WQHD (2560 x 1440).

As a spoiled Apple user, I hope manufacturers see HiDPI as normal. My OnePlus 5T, 2017 “flagship killer” budget phone has Full HD+ (1080 x 2160). Nokia 6.2, 2019 budget phone is Full HD+ (1080 x 2280). And these phones have obviously smaller screens than laptops. Large laptop screens must have more pixels to be “crisp” for eyes. Please!