you're preaching to the choir here, as Chris can avow from seeing my other posts. When any person uses a computer of any sort, the primary interface where understanding takes place is the display.
I can adapt to mediocre keyboards. I can handle quirky trackpads. When I'm typing, even the slowest Chromebook is fast enough. But mess with my eyes and all my productivity goes to pot.
How bout this? We've got Haswell and Bay Trail...the performance end is covered. Let's put a hiatus on further development there until we get the graphics in line.
It's really funny that Intel is focused on the performance...my Acer has Intel graphics. So wuz up wit dat? The development has been staggered for too long...time for all HD all the time. If it were the norm it wouldn't be any more expensive than anything else, or only marginally so.
I know, I know...I could plug in an external monitor. Geez.
It's not that I'm after 4K...actually my Acer C710 display is above average to me as far as clarity goes. But I do need more screen real estate for what I do, and the pixels to match it appropriately. Scaling up is no good if the image is blocky.
I'll gladly pay more for the difference, but I also say I'm not going backwards on the performance. The point it's at today is the baseline for me, so I don't think I can go to ARM, no matter how great the display is, unless AMD's next offerings kick things up to a new level.
That's my .14.