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Is 1920 x 1080 a good resolution for a 15.6" laptop?

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January 20, 2014 1:24:57 PM

The screen is 15.6", and it comes with 1920x1080 laptop. I usually used a 15.6" laptop but with resolution 1366x768. Will it be too much change? Is it a right resolution?
January 20, 2014 1:27:23 PM

Depends on what you use your laptop for and how strong your gpu is
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January 20, 2014 1:32:29 PM

OK. It is a NVIDIA 650M, and I'd be using it for gaming and normal use (watch videos, surf the internet...), nothing like photo editing or something like that.
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January 20, 2014 2:24:41 PM

My next laptop will have a 1080p screen. I find that the 1366x768 resolution screen on my Lenovo Y470 to be a bit too restrictive when I do multitasking because I switch around a lot between different programs / windows. Very easy to do on my 1920x1200 monitor, not so easy to do on my low resolution laptop.

For games I find that 1366x768 is fine. I have no issues playing games at that resolution. Playing games at 1080p will be a huge strain on the GT 650m. If I had your laptop I would simply use it at 1080p on the desktop and for games I would either set the resolution to 1366x768 or 1600x900 depending on each individual game's performance.
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January 20, 2014 2:34:29 PM

JustANewUser said:
OK. It is a NVIDIA 650M, and I'd be using it for gaming and normal use (watch videos, surf the internet...), nothing like photo editing or something like that.


I have the 650M on my laptop with a 1366 x 768. I can play BF4 medium settings with 40-50 and sometimes 60 FPS. I wouldn't recommend a 1920 x 1080p display because even on a 1366 x 768 display the GPU still struggles with some games.

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January 20, 2014 4:22:22 PM

Hmm... So the idea would be to use it only for normal tasks, and for games not use the native resolution?
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January 20, 2014 4:30:47 PM

JustANewUser said:
Hmm... So the idea would be to use it only for normal tasks, and for games not use the native resolution?


Yep. I like the "big workspace" for when I am simply using the laptop for everyday usage. Then drop the resolution to get better performance in games.
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