Turns out that the only chromebooks with 1080p screens don't have intel/amd cpus so installing windows isn't possible. All of the intel/amd powered chrome books have 768p screens..... How dumb is that? Want a nice screen, okay - we'll give you a phone processor with that. Want a decent processor, okay - we'll give you a low res screen with that. Oh, except the "pixel that has a 2560 x 1700 screen and an i5, it also costs $1,000. Who would buy a thousand dollar laptop with intent to only run google's OS on it?
Spent some time learning about linux and found I'd still be using a port so a bunch of stuff still wouldn't be supported. Feel like I'm back where I started - looking for the cheapest laptop with a 1080p display. You can't beat $400 for the chromebook but you also can't run anything on it (even with linux installed)
It's because Windows would take more processing power to drive more pixels, which would in turn hurt battery performance. Also, because it doesn't scale well. 1080p Android tablets are pretty commonplace, because the interface is optimized better than Windows for relatively higher density screens.
Edited by vantt1 - 8/25/14 at 7:37pm