It took decades for PC-monitors to go from 640×480 to 1920×1080 but smartphones have done it in just a few years.
“After HTC kicked off the trend with its “Butterfly,” there is a great deal of momentum around the adoption of Full HD (FHD; 1920×1080) displays in smartphones. Like the Butterfly, many of these devices will use 5” FHD displays, with a stunning 441 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution.”
see If FHD Smartphone Displays Take Off in 2013, is the Supply Chain Ready? | DisplaySearch Blog.
Now, if only they shipped them with magnifying glasses or HDMI ports for my monitor and USB ports for my keyboard… Wait a minute! They do:
“3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Bluetooth with aptX™ enabled (Bluetooth® 4.0)
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)” The chores that only a boxy desktop PC can do are becoming more limited every year. 2013 promises to be a good one.