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Can someone explain monitor resolution to me?

For example say my screen has 1366X768. Does this mean my screen has 1366 pixels wide and 768 pixels tall? Say if my screen is 16.3 inches and has the resolution of 1366X768, would it be possible for a, i don't know, i guess a 10 or 30 inch screen to have the same resolution? Or does the resolution stay the same by what size the monitor is and the resolution is made for a certain size monitors which means two monitors of the same size can not have the same resolution? Please help me i really am having trouble with understanding monitors.
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  1. For example say my screen has 1366X768. Does this mean my screen has 1366 pixels wide and 768 pixels tall? - Yes, no matter how big the screen is.
  2. i7Baby said:
    For example say my screen has 1366X768. Does this mean my screen has 1366 pixels wide and 768 pixels tall? - Yes, no matter how big the screen is.


    SO no matter the size, all can have the same resolution? What resolution would you recommend for gaming?
  3. 1080p is the current standard, IMO.
  4. ThatVietGuy said:
    1080p is the current standard, IMO.


    But arnt most Monitors nowdays 1080?
  5. I own a 32 inch HDTV 1080p but i heard that using a tv for a PC screen sucks.
  6. Ferrariassassin said:
    ThatVietGuy said:
    1080p is the current standard, IMO.


    But arnt most Monitors nowdays 1080?


    Which explains why I say 1080p is the standard.
  7. ThatVietGuy said:
    Ferrariassassin said:
    ThatVietGuy said:
    1080p is the current standard, IMO.


    But arnt most Monitors nowdays 1080?


    Which explains why I say 1080p is the standard.


    So standard sucks a lot?

    I was thinking of this one below.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236335&cm_re=ips_panel-_-24-236-335-_-Product
  8. Why does 1080p suck? I'm sure you can answer that after watching a YouTube video.
  9. ThatVietGuy said:
    Why does 1080p suck? I'm sure you can answer that after watching a YouTube video.


    Oo sorry i thought yo read my previous comment where i said that i heard that a 1080P TV does not put out a good resolution as a PC Monitor.
  10. Ferrariassassin said:
    i7Baby said:
    For example say my screen has 1366X768. Does this mean my screen has 1366 pixels wide and 768 pixels tall? - Yes, no matter how big the screen is.


    SO no matter the size, all can have the same resolution? What resolution would you recommend for gaming?


    Depends on your PC. I'm happy with 24 in 1080p 60Hz eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102 $180
  11. 1080p is perfectly fine for PC gaming, even playing on an HDTV. A lot of times the difference between a tv and a monitor is that TV's have input lag. Monitors meant for gaming will have a better response time. The one you listed Ferrariassassin has a 5ms response time which, like 1080p, is also perfectly fine for gaming. You can have better resolution if you want, like 1440p or 4k, but you have to have a system that is capable of playing at that resolution.
  12. Matthew-san said:
    1080p is perfectly fine for PC gaming, even playing on an HDTV. A lot of times the difference between a tv and a monitor is that TV's have input lag. Monitors meant for gaming will have a better response time. The one you listed Ferrariassassin has a 5ms response time which, like 1080p, is also perfectly fine for gaming. You can have better resolution if you want, like 1440p or 4k, but you have to have a system that is capable of playing at that resolution.


    Is 5ms responce not that good? And i have been told to get a monitor with IPS so do not know what to decide.
  13. Best answer
    5ms is generally thought of as being good game for pc gaming but it also depends on preference. Some people have to have 1ms response times (lower is better) while others could play at 8ms and be perfectly satisfied. We are talking about milliseconds here which is a very small number so you're most likely not going to notice much if any difference between 1ms and 5ms.

    An IPS panel will most likely look better than a monitor without it but you're probably going to have to pay some extra money for an IPS panel monitor.

    Here is a 1080p, 1ms response time, 144Hz, and IPS panel monitor. I always recommend this monitor for people who want the best gaming experience at 1080p without paying an insane amount of money.

    It's a slightly larger monitor of 24 in., has a 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, and is an IPS panel monitor in which you'll only be paying about $100 extra compared to the monitor you listed earlier.

    Here's where you can buy it brand new for around $265: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2HH7G0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1K9V8QR86KGKBNR1X1PR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

    You can get it slightly used for $199 here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/917361?gclid=Cj0KEQjw6deeBRCswoauquC8haUBEiQAdq5zh1BFMHGlK9gbg1ly-S8Q4wDSQdIrq1P-fU43w1NnFOgaAuDX8P8HAQ

    Also, the monitor you listed earlier would work great for gaming and you can get it at a good price too. I thought I'd throw in some suggestions so you can have more options. If you have any more questions about monitors and what is and what isn't important to have on one then please feel free to ask. You don't want to rush this decision since you could be using the monitor you purchase for a long time.
  14. Matthew-san said:
    5ms is generally thought of as being good game for pc gaming but it also depends on preference. Some people have to have 1ms response times (lower is better) while others could play at 8ms and be perfectly satisfied. We are talking about milliseconds here which is a very small number so you're most likely not going to notice much if any difference between 1ms and 5ms.

    An IPS panel will most likely look better than a monitor without it but you're probably going to have to pay some extra money for an IPS panel monitor.

    Here is a 1080p, 1ms response time, 144Hz, and IPS panel monitor. I always recommend this monitor for people who want the best gaming experience at 1080p without paying an insane amount of money.

    It's a slightly larger monitor of 24 in., has a 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, and is an IPS panel monitor in which you'll only be paying about $100 extra compared to the monitor you listed earlier.

    Here's where you can buy it brand new for around $265: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2HH7G0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1K9V8QR86KGKBNR1X1PR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

    You can get it slightly used for $199 here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/used/917361?gclid=Cj0KEQjw6deeBRCswoauquC8haUBEiQAdq5zh1BFMHGlK9gbg1ly-S8Q4wDSQdIrq1P-fU43w1NnFOgaAuDX8P8HAQ

    Also, the monitor you listed earlier would work great for gaming and you can get it at a good price too. I thought I'd throw in some suggestions so you can have more options. If you have any more questions about monitors and what is and what isn't important to have on one then please feel free to ask. You don't want to rush this decision since you could be using the monitor you purchase for a long time.

    This one here is 1080p and it is also an IPS monitor for only $170.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236335&cm_re=ips_panel-_-24-236-335-_-Product
  15. That monitor will work excellently for gaming and you'll save quite a bit of money too. It would definitely be a worthwhile purchase.
  16. Matthew-san said:
    That monitor will work excellently for gaming and you'll save quite a bit of money too. It would definitely be a worthwhile purchase.

    Is it really an IPS monitor because i can not believe how cheap it is, wow.
  17. That's what it says, there are some monitors out there like that one that are just really good deals :)
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