Laptops with 4K displays have been around for a few years at this point, and notebooks with screen refresh rates up to 300 Hz are a thing now too. But you know what we haven’t seen much of yet? Laptops with high-res displays and high-refresh rates.

Enter a new line of laptops from Eluktronics, which the company says are the first to feature 2560 x 1440 pixel, 165 Hz displays. It’s not quite a 4K, 300 Hz display, but it’s a nice step up from 1080p/60Hz.

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7 replies on “Lilbits: High-res, high-refresh laptop displays, GIMP turns 25, and a 3D printed smartphone keyboard”

  1. I’m more interested in the official keyboard attachment for the PinePhone and it seems from the the Tweet, they’ll have new information in December. Looking forward to it.

    Anyone know how’s the performance of the PinePhone when running a desktop OS? Wondering how well it’ll work out as a UMPC with LTE.

      1. Hoping the keyboard accessory has a mouse pointer too. Although, it looks like there’s some work to get the desktop working well.

    1. I typed this reply on the pinephone connected to the nexdock. I use mobian, but firefox is the desktop version.
      First try I launched firefox. It took like seven seconds to load. Then I couldn’t resize the window. Then I tried gnome web and UI elements flickered out of existence. Then I tried firefox again, it loaded faster and this time it works normally, but dragging and especially resizing the window is laggy. The drop down menu items don’t line up with the mouse cursor.
      It didn’t throw a fit opening gedit while firefox was open.
      Extrapolating, I would estimate that you could expect things to work, but not spectacularly. Possibly less graphical glitches due to better developed compostors, possibly more sluggish behavior due to more stuff for the pinephone to load.
      I have no idea how you’d use it without a mouse, UI elements would be too small.
      Things will still probably get better over time. Updating through GUI wasn’t possible a couple months ago!

      1. Sounds about right. I haven’t spent much time testing convergence yet, but in the less than two months I’ve had a PinePhone, a few rhings have become apparent: right know this thing isn’t ready for prime time/mainstream use, it is however a pretty fun device for experimentation/enthusiasts, and software developers are making it a better device all the time – the more of these phones that ship, the more the pace of development seems to accelerate.

  2. That’s more like a legtop. If you want a pinephone to be a laptop, you could use a nexdock (it works with mine).
    And I consider any router running nonfree firmware to have backdoors; hackers just haven’t found them yet.

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