Laptop Monitor Reviews – Screen Sizes can vary tremendously
The smallest true Laptops or Notebooks begin at about 8.5″, and generally the sizes then go to 10.1″, 12″, 14″, 15″ ,and finally 17″.
Laptop monitor types generally fall into six categories.
Laptop Monitor Types
- SVGA, will support a laptop monitor resolution of up to 800 x 600 pixels, this type of can be found on Laptops with 12″ Screens.
- XGA, this will display a resolution of up to 1024 x 768 pixels, this type of screen can be found on Laptops with 12″, 13″, 14″ or 15″ Screens.
- SXGA, this will display a resolution of up to 1280 x 1024 pixels, this type of screen can be found on Laptops with 14″ or 15″ Screens.
- SXGA +, this will display a resolution of up to 1400 x 1050 pixels, this type of screen can be found on Laptops with 14″ or 15″ Screens
- UXGA, this will display a resolution of up to 1600 x 1200 Pixels, this type of screen can be found on Laptops with 15″ Screens
- WXGA, this will display a laptop monitor resolution of up to 1440 x 900 pixels, this type of screen can be found on Laptops with 17″ Screens.
Here you should really decide how big you need the screen to be depending on what you need to do, i.e. graphics , games , portable just email & general apps etc.
Laptop monitor types can me measured diagonally; this will tell you the size of the screen so you can judge for yourself.
All monitor resolutions are measured in Pixels (The pixel is the basic unit on a computer display or in a computer image, the more Pixels a screen is capable of displaying, generally the shaper the image will be) for example a screen measuring 1024 x 768 pixels will be 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high.
At the time when our laptop monitor reviews were carried out the most common Sizes of Display are 14 & 15″ Screens.
Tips One point to remember when looking for a laptop, if you like the idea of a small screen laptop for portability, but would like a larger screen for home use, how about a compromise.
Most laptops today have an extra VGA type video port, this means you can plug in an external monitor when you need a larger viewing area, thus increasing your laptop monitor resolution, this also provides extra features using Windows XP or Vista, such as being able to use both the laptop and external monitor displays at the same time, kinda like one big screen, for example, as the cursor moves off the edge of one screen it moves onto the edge of the other.
Basically all laptop monitor types can be expanded/increased by using an external screen.
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