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1920x1080 vs 1600x900 ? Which is preferred?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Jentage, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jentage

    Jentage Notebook Consultant

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    Just wondering what gamers prefer. Which resolution is better?

    I found a lot of ASUS laptops that have nice specs and all but the downside of that was that the screen resolution was 1600x900. I personally prefer 1920x1080 for pretty much everything~

    -- And to add on, isn't 1920x1080 the standard for today? Isn't anything below that considered "bad" ? :eek:
     
  2. Baka

    Baka (・ω・)

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    Baka personally prefers 1920x1080 ._. Higher resolution pretty much means Baka doesn't need Anti Aliasing turned on and it'll still look great with barely any jagged edges. Some people prefers lower resolution due to the larger icons maybe but Baka thinks most prefer higher resolutions too ._. Smaller screens will get lower resolutions so Baka doesn't think 1920x1080 is today's standard. For anything above 15.6", maybe. For below that, no.
     
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  3. JOSEA

    JOSEA NONE

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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/har...upgrades/634541-1920-x-1080-worth-laptop.html
    Is 1600.. bad- not necessarily. But Baka makes some very good points that are reinforced by this thread. I had to get new glasses when I went to full HD on 17.3 inch (using native resolution) asus screen, but am very glad I went that route.
     
  4. Starscream

    Starscream Notebook Consultant

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    I would say for a 17 inch screen, go with 1920 x 1080. But for a 15 inch screen go with 1600 x 900.

    Sure 1920 looks better than 1600, but your games are going to have much less frames per second as well.
     
  5. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    Whatever you want. I would get 1920x1080 personally...hell, I would get 1920x1080 on my 12" netbook if I could. But some people prefer lower resolutions, especially on laptops, because it makes things easier to read for those without great eyesight, and lower resolutions are less taxing on your graphics card for gaming.
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    1080p has advantage which reach beyond gaming. I'd accept no less, even on a 15.6" screen.
     
  7. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i wish i could still get 1680x1050 for 15" then i would be happy.
    blind in one eye so anyone with sight problems could struggle with 1920x1080
     
  8. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Brain size of a planet...

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    Even with high resolution on small screens there's always font scaling. It's pretty decent these days. Everything looks so crisp and clean.

    I prefer high resolutions, always have 1920x1080 on 14" or larger, although it's pretty difficult to find anything but 1366x768 on a 14".
     
  9. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    1080p, absolutely
     
  10. Mechanized Menace

    Mechanized Menace Lost in the MYST

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    I am in agreement here 1920 x1080, but that is ONLY because there are no more 1920 x 1200 screens.
     
  11. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Brain size of a planet...

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    Agreed. I'd LOVE 1920x1200 any day of the week. That's what my 24" LCD monitor is. I love it. You can use a double height taskbar even and doesn't cramp the screen like in 1080p. Damn how I wish they still made 1920x1200.
     
  12. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla The eye is watching you

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    I really want a 2560x1440/1600 screen on a laptop and hopefully that is something we will get eventually.

    There is mention of Apple doing retina type displays for there laptops so hopefully the rest of the industry will follow along.

    To the OP dont take anything less then 1080p as generally the lower resolution screens are just terrible all around and i have seen plenty of all makes and models.
     
  13. ryzeki

    ryzeki Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah apple wants to put the option for super high res screens on their high end macs.

    I hate the "retina" monkier haha, just a higher resolution display :p tho if I remember correctly, it was more akin to 2840 res or something like that.
     
  14. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla The eye is watching you

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    I hate the whole "retina" thing to, but Apple has penned it that so i just call it like it is :).

    My 30inch 2560x1600 Dell display did not have retina anywhere on the box but it sure was beautiful.

    Sold the Dell screen eventually to get a 27inch 3d Monitor and i boy do i regret it lol.
     
  15. whitrzac

    whitrzac The orange end is cold...

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    D: non of the above....

    1200x1950 minimum...
     
  16. Rambisco

    Rambisco Notebook Consultant

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    I got 900p on my 17", and I guess I just don't notice it only because I never had a nice screen before. I'd go with 1080p if I did it over again. (But not over a better graphics card)
     
  17. Ritzy Cat

    Ritzy Cat Notebook Consultant

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    It's a matter of personal preference obviously. I was toying with laptops at the store when I bought mine and I personally liked the 1366x768 screen, didn't particularly care for the Full HD. However you may have a different opinion. Go up to the store and try out the different resolutions on different screens!
     
  18. reaversedge

    reaversedge Notebook Evangelist

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    once you own a 1080p screen, i assure you will never feel about downgrading anymore, gaming at watching movies are just good imo.
     
  19. lidowxx

    lidowxx Notebook Deity

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    Well, that's the problem, you shouldn't go into a store like BB to check for best screens, because most of laptops displayed there are targeted at mainstream market and have the generic crap screens.

    True, my asus G50 is hooked to a 24'' 1080p samung syncmaster almost all the time, can't work with anything like 1366x768 or 1440x900 screen unless it's a netbook.
     
  20. Mechanized Menace

    Mechanized Menace Lost in the MYST

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    Feel the same way about my laptop screen, sadly that means mostly any laptop I get in the future except for a select few.:(
     

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