What Is WUXGA Resolution? A Basic Definition

Asus C624BQ WUXGA monitor.

WUXGA stands for widescreen ultra extended graphics array and is a type of display resolution. Resolution explains how many pixels a display has in width x height format (the more pixels, the sharper the image quality). WUXGA displays have a resolution of 1920 x 1200.

Today's laptops mostly stick to 1080p or 4K resolution. On the other hand, there are a few PC monitors that offer WUXGA, which is a nice little step up from the most common resolution of 1080p. It's rate, but that extra screen real estate means that you'll see more of your favorite documents and web pages without scrolling.

Common PC Display Resolutions

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5K5120 x 2880
4K3840 x 2160 (typical monitor resolution); 4096 x 2160 (official cinema resolution)
Ultra HD (UHD)3840 x 2160
QHD aka WQHD aka 1440p2560 x 1440
2K2560 x 1440 (typical monitor resolution); 2048 x 1080 (official cinema resolution)
WUXGA1920 x 1200
Full HD aka FHD aka 1080p1920 x 1080
HD aka 720p1280 x 720

This article is part of the Tom's Hardware Glossary.

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Scharon Harding

Scharon Harding has a special affinity for gaming peripherals (especially monitors), laptops and virtual reality. Previously, she covered business technology, including hardware, software, cyber security, cloud and other IT happenings, at Channelnomics, with bylines at CRN UK.

  • yourhighness
    pointless...no need to buy those low resolution monitors...4k on the desk is where it's at...We've been buying cheap Sceptre 4K TV's $200 for 40" $210 for 43" and $220 for 50"...use the smaller sizes as monitors for developer desktops...all the screen real estate you need..essentially 4x 1080p.. and we use them in combination with GridMove to quarter up the screen
  • pelegbn
    Is this 2005?? thanks for the puny & outdated explanation... and here I was hoping for a 4K WUXGA screen announcement.
  • IT_Architect
    Thanks for the article. As far as the non-sense resolution comments go, it doesn't matter what the resolution is for office work as long as it isn't too low for the screen size and distance viewed. People have been happy for a long time with Full HD up to 24". The real problem is the TV industry standardized on the HD TV 16:9 ratio, which in turn became the de-facto standard for computing. If you go rogue with a 16:10, 4:3, or some other more favorable ratio for the office, you will have readability issues working remotely from a device that will in all likelihood use the TV and de-facto computing standard of 16:9. This means even the new double-wide 32:9 is a problem.