resolution question

By abc
Jun 29, 2004
  1. Maybe I'm just not seeing something here, or am stupid, but I don't get this. If we say that 640x480 is the standard resolution, then we get this:

    *1 = 640x480
    *1.25 = 800x600
    *1.6 = 1024x768
    *1.8 = 1152x864
    *2 = 1280x960
    *2.5 = 1600x1200

    So where is 1280x1024? That is the resolution of a normal 19' CRT, including mine. I was just wondering if anyone knows why 19' monitors would have a "non-standard" resolution. Thanks :D
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    You also missed the various widescreen formats.
  3. abc

    abc TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Well I know those won't be standard. But why would they make 1280x1024 the default for 19' and not 1280x960? or some other slightly larger multiple. 17' are standard with 1024x768, and 20 something inch are also with 1600x1200.
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Most monitors that run 1280x1024 will run fine at 1280x960 - even LCDs. Some LCDs don't even show any degradation of image quality when running 1280x960 instead of their native resolutions. As to why they used 5:4 instead of 4:3 - I don't know the answer to that. If it's really a problem for you then run x960 instead. It'll prolly make any wallpapers you stretch look better.
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