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Topic # 42402 4-Oct-2009 15:31
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I've got an old HP DV 9208nr which has a resolution on 1440 x 900.  I thought it was time to upgrade so i brought a new toshiba A500-042, once i got it home from the store i noticed that the max resolution on it was 1366 x 768.  Is it just me or is this resolution crap compared to older laptops. 
Why have they released all the new laptops with this res?  The only ones that where better were around the $3000 mark.
I took the laptop back to the shop and now have a store credit.  Not sure what to buy, starting to head towards a macbook pro.

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  Reply # 263581 12-Oct-2009 21:38
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i setup a compaq 615 that the specs said the resolution was 1366x768 but it went a lot higher than that so perhaps memory limitation on the display card in the laptop?

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  Reply # 263820 14-Oct-2009 09:30
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So the DV 9208nr is a 17" and the A500-042 is a 16" is that right?

Um, you'll find most of the newer laptops 16" and below are 1366x768(16:9) for reproducing movies etc. I see you have quite a nice graphics card in that laptop too!!! Awesome :)

The 17" you had before at 1440x900 was 16:10 so wouldn't accurately reproduce movies/HD content, it'd look squashed?

It sucks how most of the 17"s are still 1440x900 and not 1920x1080. I guess if you don't like it, you can return it within 30 days? depending on where you bought it from

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  Reply # 263821 14-Oct-2009 09:44
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The 1366x768 resolution is perfect for HD content and movies. My previous laptop was 1680 x 1050 - great screen area but the screen is actually too big to see everything.

I have a HP dv6 with 1366x768 and I think it's got a great screen.

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  Reply # 263854 14-Oct-2009 11:43
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16:10 ratio LCD screens are slowly being phased out as it makes more sense for the panel manufacturers to make the same ratio screens for TV's and computer displays.

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