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Old 10-18-2005, 10:17 PM   #141 (permalink)
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My dads 17" only goes to 1280x1024@60 and the ones they sell in stores dont go higher either.

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Old 11-02-2005, 12:06 PM   #142 (permalink)
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im sure their has to be lcds that go higher, my laptop (dell 9300) goes to 1920 x 1200 (its widescreen). It is weird though that i really dont see that many high resolution lcds in stores either

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Old 11-02-2005, 12:12 PM   #143 (permalink)
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You don't need extremely high resolutions. The native resolution is usually high enough. And other resolutions will result in poor sharpness.
For 17" I think 1152 or 1280 is enough.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:06 PM   #145 (permalink)
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correct me if im wrong but i believe the native resolution is the highest resolution the screen can support. I used to think 1280 x 1024 on my old desktop was enough but ever since i got my 9300 (w 17inch screen) i cant imagine using anything below that (given the screen may be closer to my face, but still, if i got a larger screen i definitely would want it to be uxga)

edit: for games i could understand 1280 x 1024 being enough, but if you use other programs that could benefit from the extra screen real estate (3d modeling is an example) then i dont think 1280 x 1024 is enough. Also, after using 1920 x 1200, i think everything looks so big (desktop, text, whatever) when going to a lower resolution on a 17 inch lcd.

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