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#1 Mainer82

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:44

I'm looking at buying my wife a new laptop for Christmas, It's the same model, but one has a resolution of 1366x768 and the other has 1920x1080. Her current laptop has the same size screen but a resolution of 1440x900, she seems to like that resolution  and I think that it fits well.

 

What are your opinions on the two? She uses the laptop for web browsing, email, documentation if Office and viewing photos.




#2 +Frank B.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 13:48

In my opinion the higher the screen resolution the better. If your wife has issues reading text or recognising icons at 1920x1080 set Windows to high DPI mode. 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 17:40

Keep in mind that switching to High DPI settings can cause aliasing issues and general blurriness in Windows if the UI doesn't scale well automatically (it is suppose to in Windows 8.1 iirc?)



#4 zhangm

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 18:04

I'm looking at buying my wife a new laptop for Christmas, It's the same model, but one has a resolution of 1366x768 and the other has 1920x1080. Her current laptop has the same size screen but a resolution of 1440x900, she seems to like that resolution  and I think that it fits well.
 
What are your opinions on the two? She uses the laptop for web browsing, email, documentation if Office and viewing photos.


What model, and will she be using it outdoors? Unfortunately, while higher resolution is generally better, panel quality and brightness can also vary a great deal.

#5 Co_Co

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 20:58

i think 1440x900 is too low for a 15" monitor

 

1680x1050 used to work well for 15" 

 

i would spring for the 1080 resolution 



#6 +goretsky

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:04

Hello,

 

My ThinkPad W510 with a 15.something" screen is 1920×1080.  This seems to work quite well for me.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky





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