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What is the screen resolution for a 17 5 laptop ?

What should the resolution be on a 17.5'' laptop. Have lost the start menu, as well as the taskbar at the bottom, and thought that maybe the resolution is not right, and not showing the taskbar and start menu.
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Leonna
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  1. Most common is 1600 x 900
    Smaller percentage, and generally more expensive - 1920 x 1080
    Also go to control panel -> Appearance & Personalization -> Task bar & start menu, Make sure it is not auto hide
    Would help if you included the Make/model.
  2. If you buy directly from the vendor like Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc. a 1920x1080 may be an optional upgrade if the standard resolution is 1600x900.
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    don't think Lenovo has a viable 17 inch laptop with 1920 x 1080.

    only one with that resolution option is a Dell XPS 17 if I remember right.

    like RetiredChief said, most is unfortunately 1600 x 900 (cheaper)... kind of like how 1366 x 768 is the norm now.

    manufacturers rather do "HD" (where 720p fits in as HD) in their marketing vs real usable resolution. le sigh.
  4. Best answer selected by Grannysmith.
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