Thanks to the surging popularity of high powered laptops with awful screen res. I have an old thinkpad thats nearly 10 years old that does 1280x1024 as well as an old G4 powerbook that does 14something x 900. What gives???
+Martin Seeger: Adaptiv design is great but my (and obviously others too) dilemma is: Content what makes me scroll on my phone for an eternity uses about 1" on a high resolution screen. So some margins are a good thing. Since high resolution screens have more real estate it's up to the user to invest wisely in multiple applications.
1366x768 is a really popular resolution on laptops (particularly cheaper ones) and most 720P LCD televisions. Can't believe that 1024x768 has been popular for so long (when was the last time you could buy a monitor with 1024x768?)