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July 16, 2009 3:07:40 PM

I read a couple reviews on computer resolutions and i was completely lost. The computer im thinking of buying has a 17" screen with 1440 x 900 WXGA+ widescreen display. Is this a good resolution for high quality graphics and such. If not, what would be good?

Thanks, Mike


P.S. sorry if this thread is in the wrong section, I couldn't find one that said anything about resolution so i put it here... :??: 

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July 16, 2009 3:42:18 PM

for high quality graphics, you'd want a minimum of 1920x1080.
July 16, 2009 3:50:47 PM

MJC1212 said:
I read a couple reviews on computer resolutions and i was completely lost. The computer im thinking of buying has a 17" screen with 1440 x 900 WXGA+ widescreen display. Is this a good resolution for high quality graphics and such. If not, what would be good?

Thanks, Mike


P.S. sorry if this thread is in the wrong section, I couldn't find one that said anything about resolution so i put it here... :??: 


depends on what you mean by "high quality", 1440 x 900 is fine for games and most HD images (1280×720)

1080p would be 1920×1080

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_resolution
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July 16, 2009 3:57:28 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
for high quality graphics, you'd want a minimum of 1920x1080.


Are you serious?

Anyway, its all about the pixel density with computer monitors and a 17" @ 1440x900 is pretty good, but a 17" is kind of small.
July 16, 2009 5:37:51 PM

A 17"@ 1440*900 has smaller pixels than a 19" @ the same resoltion. However, resolutions increase with monitor size. I have a 19" monitor with 1440*900 resolution and it's great. Plus, if the bigger pixels cause jagged edges in your games, anti aliasing easily overcomes it.
Get a monitor based on size, resolution won't make much of a difference I think.
However, with bigger monitors you need bigger and more expensive graphics cards to keep up with increased resolutions.
Personally, I love my 19" LCD, and the resolution is great.
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