What Is WUXGA? A Basic Definition

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WUXGA stands for widescreen ultra extended graphics array and is a type of display resolution. Resolution explains how many pixels a display has in length x width format (the more, the better when choosing a PC monitor). WUXGA displays have a resolution of 1920 x 1200.

There are a few monitors that offer WUXGA, which is a nice little step up from the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is also known as Full High Definition (FHD) and sometimes 1080p or HD. That extra screen real estate means that you'll see more of your favorite documents and web pages without scrolling.

Common Monitor Resolutions:

5K5120 x 2880
4K3840 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
2K2560 x 1440 (typical monitor resolution)
2048 x 1080 (official cinema resolution)
WUXGA 1920 x 1200
Full HD (FHD) aka 1080p aka HD1920 x 1080
HD aka 720p1280 x 720

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

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  • 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 thanks for the puny & outdated explanation...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.