1920x1080 vs 1600x900 ? Which is preferred?

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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