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Old 08-16-2004, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 800x600 resolution on an LCD?

I've had my eye on some 15" and 17" LCDs (I'll probably get a 17 inch) for quite some time now. One thing that discourages me is that I read "1024x768 resolution recommended" on nearly all sites carrying them.

I still am a 800x600 user, as I like the look of larger text and pictures. I don't know how anybody can comfortably read the small text of higher resolutions. Anyways, that's a whole topic itself.

So, my question is if 800x600 looks just a clear and vivid on an LCD as 1024x768 resolution? Why is 1024x768 recommended?

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I also forgot to mention that I didn't really know where to place this question. Hopefully this part of the forum will do.
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Old 08-16-2004, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats just the native resolution . . .

like i have a notebook, that can go upto 1400x1050 . . .

but it still does 800x600 pretty well
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(sarcasim on) Get your eyes fixed. (off)
It is such a waste to only use 800x600 when you could use some much more space.
That is one of my worst pet peves when support users. I always bump it up and tell them it's better for their eyes, and for some reason they never complain. Well except for one guy who needed glasses anyway...
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haha yeah, thats why instead of an upgrade for integrated wireless capabilities, i got sxga+ on my laptop monitor instead (1400x1050!!)

now im aiming for 1600x1200 on my next monitor (and 1920x1080 on my next lcd hdtv)
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