When the Surface Pro 3 was announced, one thing that might have stood out is the aspect ratio of the display. The 12-inch screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution has a 3:2 aspect ratio. That may be unusual because previous Surfaces had widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios. While 16:9 is great for watching movies, it makes a narrower screen in portrait mode. WPCentral forum member trainplane and others have shared that they like the new 3:2 aspect ratio. Read on to find out why.
I wanted to commend MS for daring to put out a tablet that isn't 16:9. I hope other tablet and laptop makers follow now that Apple and MS have tablets not 16:9.
For things like taking notes, reading books, or word processing, a ratio closer to a piece of letter/A4 paper is nearly ideal.
The new 3:2 aspect ratio provides a wide screen even in portrait mode. It makes the Surface Pro 3 look and feel like a pad of paper. How do you feel about the new aspect ratio? Share your reactions over at the forums.
(Also, stay tuned as tomorrow we'll explain why Microsoft chose 3:2 over other display ratios)
- Forum post: Praise for the 3:2 aspect ratio screen