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Whats up with high quality laptops only offering 1920x1080?

#1Fade2black001Posted 6/6/2012 10:21:47 AM
I Have an 8 year old laptop with 1920x1200. Why doesnt the new laptops offer this? I can understand the lesser quality ones having this but if you are spending 1200+ on a laptop you should be able to get 1920x1200. Did they completely phase that resolution out? That's just BS if you ask me. The made 1080 the new standard on the high class models and offer nothing higher? WTF?!?
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#2SchoolRumblePosted 6/6/2012 10:22:48 AM
Desktop is your answer. Seems like your laptop is already LEAPS AND BOUNDS BETTER...
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#3ivanwind15Posted 6/6/2012 10:26:39 AM(edited)
1080p is much better for movies, (of course) and first person shooters. Since game developers don't want you to see more of your feet in a 1200p screen, they stretch the 1080p picture to fit the 1200p screen, so you actually see less horizontally.
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#4Lord HammPosted 6/6/2012 10:31:56 AM
Most LCD manufacturers have moved to the standardized 16:9 format because it is ubiquitous with the TV market
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#5Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 10:35:44 AM
ivanwind15 posted...
1080p is much better for movies, (of course) and first person shooters. Since game developers don't want you to see more of your feet in a 1200p screen, they stretch the 1080p picture to fit the 1200p screen, so you actually see less horizontally.


If this were true... When how come a lot of FPS games offer resolutions up to 2560x1600?
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#6MachEvolutionPosted 6/6/2012 10:40:25 AM
I much prefer 16:10 to 16:9. The difference may not seem like much on paper but it makes a big impact on screen. Being able to play games at 1920x1080 in Windowed mode and still being able to see other parts of your screen is a very nice luxury to have.
#7ShubPosted 6/6/2012 10:43:21 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
If this were true... When how come a lot of FPS games offer resolutions up to 2560x1600?


It has more to do with aspect ratio than resolution. 2560x1600 is a 16:10 resolution while 2560x1440 is a 16:9 resolution, just like 1920x1200 and 1920x1080 respectively. Screenshots of the same scene taken at 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 would look the same, with the former looking more detailed, but the larger resolution does not increase your field of vision.
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#8Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 10:43:37 AM
MachEvolution posted...
I much prefer 16:10 to 16:9. The difference may not seem like much on paper but it makes a big impact on screen. Being able to play games at 1920x1080 in Windowed mode and still being able to see other parts of your screen is a very nice luxury to have.


Would you also rather watch movies in 16:10 as well? Ew..... cringe....
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#9Fade2black001(Topic Creator)Posted 6/6/2012 10:44:46 AM
Shub posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
If this were true... When how come a lot of FPS games offer resolutions up to 2560x1600?


It has more to do with aspect ratio than resolution. 2560x1600 is a 16:10 resolution while 2560x1440 is a 16:9 resolution, just like 1920x1200 and 1920x1080 respectively. Screenshots of the same scene taken at 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 would look the same, with the former looking more detailed, but the larger resolution does not increase your field of vision.


Aww.. Makes perfect sense.
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#10MachEvolutionPosted 6/6/2012 10:56:10 AM
Movies can stay 16:9 if they want, I don't care that there's a couple inches more of black bars above and below the picture.