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What is up with so many laptops using 1366 x 768

#1Panzer_SquidPosted 8/22/2013 9:45:18 PM
Why? I really don't understand. I just don't. Is there demand for this resolution or something? I mean I don't want to consider 1000-ish laptops simply to have the option of choosing a higher-resolution screen.
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#2PathlessBulletPosted 8/22/2013 9:49:09 PM
Because those displays are more economically efficient to produce and don't require as much processing power to drive them.
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#3daemon_danPosted 8/22/2013 9:49:10 PM
So that their weak components seem stronger to people that don't know the difference
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#4_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 8/22/2013 9:50:04 PM
If you are spending a good chunk of money on a laptop (in excess of $800) you would be ignorant to pick up a machine with a resolution of 1366x768. If you care about the resolution you will find one with 900p or 1080p rather easily. The 1366x768 resolution is common on laptops $500 or below.

The problem is many people go to Best Buy and pick the prettiest looking windows laptop they can find and often times it will have that garbage resolution on a 15in screen for $700+ with the warranty. The people who would buy such a machine though won't know any better and won't see anything wrong with their display.
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#5XNo_FearXPosted 8/22/2013 9:57:02 PM
My 13'in laptop has 1080p :P
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#6I_Am_On_FirePosted 8/22/2013 10:03:37 PM
Because It's fine for most people/uses. As I type this I'm watching YouTube videos on my 15.6" 1366x768 laptop. It looks fine and works for everything I could need.
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#7SnoicFactorPosted 8/22/2013 10:06:51 PM(edited)
Yup.. seen so many people go for that cheap resolution, then brag that they can play games on high settings.. Lol..Glad I got 1920 x 1080.
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#8Panzer_Squid(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 10:15:54 PM
SnoicFactor posted...
Yup.. seen so many people go for that cheap resolution, then brag that they can play games on high settings.. Lol..Glad I got 1920 x 1080.


My 15.6" Sager has a 1080p. Scaling on Windows is hit or miss and most of the time I end up reducing the resolution for games because the hardware isn't actually powerful enough to push 60 FPS in any graphically intensive games.

Something like 1600x900 for 14" to 15.6" laptops would be nice. But it's always 1366x768
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#994067Posted 8/22/2013 10:27:58 PM
17 inch 1366x768 for ~$550 a couple years ago.

It's easy to remember the resolution because it ends in a non-zero.
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#10TheOppositePosted 8/22/2013 11:05:11 PM
I don't understand this either. Any decent GPU will work fine for 1920 x 1080, and it's not like putting a 1080p screen on a laptop would up the cost much. 1600 x 900 should be the absolute minimum for a laptop screen. If I can't play an old RTS in its highest possible resolution (1280 x 1024) a laptop isn't worth having.