Full High Definition, or Full HD or FHD for short, is a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Resolution explains how many pixels a display has in length x width format (the more, the better when choosing a PC monitor). FHD displays are also referred to as 1080p.
Don't be fooled when you hear the term "high definition" or HD without the word "Full" in front of it. Plain old HD resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels or, in the case of most PCs, 1366 x 768. Neither FHD nor HD is particularly sharp by today's standards, but they are called high definition because they are better than old-fashioned Standard Definition (SD), which is typically 640 x 480.
Common Monitor Resolutions
|5K||5120 x 2880|
|4K||3840 x 2160 (typical monitor resolution)4096 x 2160 (official cinema resolution)|
|Ultra HD (UHD)||3840 x 2160|
|Quad HD (QHD) aka Wide Quad HD (WQHD)||2560 x 1440|
|2K||2560 x 1440 (typical monitor resolution)2048 x 1080 (official cinema resolution)|
|WUXGA||1920 x 1200|
|Full HD (FHD) aka 1080p aka HD||1920 x 1080|
|HD aka 720p||1280 x 720|
This article is part of the Tom's Hardware Glossary.