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What was the last generation of laptops to regularly ship with parallel ports?

Still Andrew (I guess) @ajroach42

Another question that I can't find any real answer to: When did widescreen become the norm for lapto

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@ajroach42 I'm guessing around 2009; If you look at this T61 page, you can see they did a mix: thinkpads.com/t61/ so I'm thinking that was on the edge.

@ajroach42 Actually I bet it's a bit earlier; my Tosh A100-306 has widescreen and it's hmm not sure - 2006???

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Can confirm having a circa 2006 widescreen Tosh

First laptop I bought new.

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My personal recollections tally with the date of 2007-2009. It was shortly after 720p netbooks started to show up, and there was some kerfluffle about exact ratios; briefly laptop screens were even wider to their height than tvs, but then standardized onto the same ratio. If you're examining brand timelines, sony was ahead of the game and lenovo lagged; dell, acer and hp were middle of the road on timing.