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Where are all the Iris Pro ultrabooks?

#1rfiiPosted 8/30/2013 2:36:34 PM
They announced the HD5200 a while ago but the only laptop I've seen w/ one of these is the clevo W740SU. That almost is a perfect machine for me, but I want a higher DPI screen
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#2rfii(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2013 8:07:23 AM
i guess no one knows
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#3revolverPosted 8/31/2013 9:32:33 AM
There are supposed to be some coming before the end of the year but expect to pay a hefty price for them, like $1500-$2500. I was pretty excited about intels claims of cheap ultrabooks that can handle some decent games but it seems like this will be reserved for the upper tier.

Who wants to spend 2 grand on an ultrabook that can handle some light-medium gaming when you can build an i7 system with a 780 for that kind of money.
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#4Auron_59261Posted 8/31/2013 9:37:18 AM
1920x1080 on a 14" screen ain't so bad in terms of DPI. Don't expect the cost of anything 1440p+ to be under 1500
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#5DragnfyrPosted 8/31/2013 10:05:54 AM
The new 13" Macbook pro with retina display will probably have Iris Pro graphics. HiDPI displays on Windows aren't great though because the DPI scaling sucks.
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#6TiamatKillerPosted 8/31/2013 10:22:05 AM
Dragnfyr posted...
The new 13" Macbook pro with retina display will probably have Iris Pro graphics. HiDPI displays on Windows aren't great though because the DPI scaling sucks.


The Macbook Air also has regular Iris graphics, if HD 5000 is Iris.

Isn't Windows 8.1 supposed to fix the scaling issue, though? Many ultrabooks should be coming out around then: Samsung Ativ Book 9 plus, Asus Zenbook Infinity, (not windows) the refreshed Macbook Pro.
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#7DragnfyrPosted 8/31/2013 10:43:41 AM
TiamatKiller posted...
Dragnfyr posted...
The new 13" Macbook pro with retina display will probably have Iris Pro graphics. HiDPI displays on Windows aren't great though because the DPI scaling sucks.


The Macbook Air also has regular Iris graphics, if HD 5000 is Iris.

Isn't Windows 8.1 supposed to fix the scaling issue, though? Many ultrabooks should be coming out around then: Samsung Ativ Book 9 plus, Asus Zenbook Infinity, (not windows) the refreshed Macbook Pro.


It looks like the HD 5000 isn't considered Iris. Windows 8.1 improves DPI scaling but it doesn't fix it. I tried the Consumer Preview last week hoping I could run Windows at native resolution on my MacBook better but I didn't notice many improvements. Maybe they'll fix some of the issues and maybe they won't. However, some of the problems are in the hands of developers and I think many of them will be reluctant to support HiDPI devices until more people have them. That said, even Windows itself still has problems with scaling at 200%. In Windows 8.1 they fixed the problem with the pixelated mouse cursor at 200% DPI but there still problems with the taskbar and various system icons. Even IE's interface is not scaled properly either.
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#8TiamatKillerPosted 8/31/2013 11:06:31 AM
Dragnfyr posted...
TiamatKiller posted...
Dragnfyr posted...
The new 13" Macbook pro with retina display will probably have Iris Pro graphics. HiDPI displays on Windows aren't great though because the DPI scaling sucks.


The Macbook Air also has regular Iris graphics, if HD 5000 is Iris.

Isn't Windows 8.1 supposed to fix the scaling issue, though? Many ultrabooks should be coming out around then: Samsung Ativ Book 9 plus, Asus Zenbook Infinity, (not windows) the refreshed Macbook Pro.


It looks like the HD 5000 isn't considered Iris. Windows 8.1 improves DPI scaling but it doesn't fix it. I tried the Consumer Preview last week hoping I could run Windows at native resolution on my MacBook better but I didn't notice many improvements. Maybe they'll fix some of the issues and maybe they won't. However, some of the problems are in the hands of developers and I think many of them will be reluctant to support HiDPI devices until more people have them. That said, even Windows itself still has problems with scaling at 200%. In Windows 8.1 they fixed the problem with the pixelated mouse cursor at 200% DPI but there still problems with the taskbar and various system icons. Even IE's interface is not scaled properly either.


That's sad to hear....I am thinking I might want to get the Asus Zenbook Infinity, but maybe I should wait for the refreshed Macbook Pro. I would have gotten the Macbook Air, but I want at least a 1600x900 screen.
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#9rfii(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2013 5:58:21 PM
thats pathetic that microsoft cant fix this DPI issue on their flagship product.
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