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Convertibles like the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 benefit a lot from 16:10 displays

Convertibles like the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 benefit a lot from 16:10 displays
Convertibles like the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 benefit a lot from 16:10 displays
The trend for laptop displays is currently moving towards a longer 16:10 aspect ratio. The result is smaller bezels below and above the screen, more space for documents - and much better usability in tablet mode. This is shown by the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2, for example.
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The original widescreen format is experiencing a renaissance: 16:10 replaced 4:3 as the standard aspect ratio for laptops during the 2000s, only to be replaced by the even wider 16:9 in 2009. Now it's back - the shift back to the longer aspect ratio is probably primarily driven by the desire of making the display bezel below the monitor as narrow as possible.

The 16:10 format not only has this design advantage. It's also simply more practical for numerous tasks that are done on a laptop. This is true for programming and all other text-based applications, for example, because text usually follows the format of a vertically aligned page. So every bit of vertical space is valuable.

Combine that with the design advantage, and it quickly becomes clear why most high-end laptops this year are opting for the 16:10 format. This is even more evident for laptops that fold down into a tablet such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2.

It doesn't only benefit from this in laptop mode - the advantage is even greater when you turn it into a tablet, especially when you place the device horizontally. There's a reason why the Apple iPad, for example, is manufactured in an even squarer 4:3 aspect ratio.

Therefore, it's not surprising that the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 managed to outperform its 16:9 X13 Yoga Gen 1 predecessor by three points in our comprehensive review's rating.

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 912 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 361 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2021-06-13 (Update: 2021-06-11)