Wondering why more and more convertible laptops like the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 Lenovo are coming with the 16:10 Aspect Ratio? Here’s why
In short, this aspect ratio means smaller bezels on the top and bottom making viewing more immersive and comfortable. That’s because your documents now get more space
Plus, it improves the display for usage in tablet mode.
4:3 aspect ratio had become the norm with laptops since the early 2000s. And while for a brief period most brands did switch to 16:9 (in 2009), it is only now that this aspect ratio is getting real acceptance.
And the reason behind it is the small-bezel trend as brands want to keep the the bezels lesser on the top and bottom. But the change isn’t limited to design.
If you are a programmer or content writer that uses applications that follow a vertical text alignment, there’s good news for you.
You will now have more room on the top and bottom allowing you to see more of the code, in turn, reducing scrolling time.
But wait, that’s not all that comes with the 16:10 aspect ratio.
It makes the tablet mode so much more immersive and easy to view as well, especially if you prefer to use the tablet mode horizontally. This is also why you will find high-end devices like the Apple iPad come with a squarer aspect ratio i.e. 4:3.
One of our favorite 16:10 laptops is the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2. And considering the success, this laptop saw over its predecessor, the X13 Yoga Gen 1, that comes as no surprise.
In case you didn’t know, the Gen 1 Yoga came with a 16:9 aspect ratio and it is this change that is touted as the main reason for the jump in sales.
So have you used a laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio? If yes, do let us know your experience in the comments below and if you found it to be more beneficial compared to the 16:9 aspect ratio.