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dasimpsonsrule

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#62719 13-Jun-2010 15:27
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Looking at buying a laptop around 16-17" and just wondering what resolution I should go for. The main 2 on laptops that size are 1920x1080(full HD) and 1600x900. I have only seen 1600x900 versions on display at shops and I was just a bit worried that 1920x1080 will make things too small.

What do you guys think?

PS. The specific laptop I'm looking at is the Sony Vaio F series, most likley this one.

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ArcticSilver
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  #341255 13-Jun-2010 16:48
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For a 17" screen full HD will make everything look very small. It will also increase the stress on the graphics card.

If all the specs are the same personally i would recommend the lower resolution.

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  #341258 13-Jun-2010 16:55
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ArcticSilver: For a 17" screen full HD will make everything look very small. It will also increase the stress on the graphics card.
If all the specs are the same personally i would recommend the lower resolution.

The smaller resolution ones have 512mb graphics, full HD has 1gb graphics on the vaios. Its not as clear with other brands, but they all tend to have around 1gb

 
 
 
 


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  #341272 13-Jun-2010 17:59
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dasimpsonsrule:
ArcticSilver: For a 17" screen full HD will make everything look very small. It will also increase the stress on the graphics card.
If all the specs are the same personally i would recommend the lower resolution.

The smaller resolution ones have 512mb graphics, full HD has 1gb graphics on the vaios. Its not as clear with other brands, but they all tend to have around 1gb


To compare you really need to know the onboard GPU, but by the sound of it, it'll come down to price.

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  #341281 13-Jun-2010 18:54
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I'm using a 17" screen on my MBP and running at 1920x1200 and everything is beautiful, nothing's too small at all.

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  #341293 13-Jun-2010 19:39
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It may be smaller on Windows XP as Vista and 7 have better support with resolution to scale everything accordingly.




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