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Windows 7: Resolution 1200v1080

13 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional v6.1 (x64)/Ubuntu v10.10 (x64)
Resolution 1200v1080

I'm looking at getting a new screen and noticed a trend that I think was only just gaining traction the last time I was in the market. The march of 1920x1080 seems to have all but destroyed 1920x1200. I can't even find a 1920x1200 laptop spec anymore. They all seem to be 1080.

From my limited research this is apparently due to conforming with big contents standards as opposed to computing standards. I'v also noticed an oddity with a lot of wallpapers. They seem to display more width in the 1080 res. as opposed to 1200 (odd). But then there are some that display no difference apart from magnification while others will show additional detail in height and no difference in width (as should be the case).

So what would you advise? Join the masses with a 1080 or resist with a 1200?

I use my PC for everything. Work, gaming, movies etc. Don't even know why I have a T.V. anymore.

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13 Jun 2011   #2

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

No big deal, I use 1400x900, on a 24".
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13 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x86

It sort of depends on whether you think that having 10% fewer pixels makes it better or not.
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13 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Honestly, I am not sure what's the problem is. I used to have a 1920x1200 laptop. Now I have a 1920x1080 laptop. The new one is way smaller (even though the screen is still 16.4''). Apart from that I don't see a whole lot of difference.

Unless you are using some apps where the extra vertical pixels make a difference, I would not worry about it.
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