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Hello masters of all things computer like,

A question has plagued me and I couldn't really find a proper answer well, hopefully, untill now...

Whats the deal with laptops having not a 720p (1366 x 768) but a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution these days? Would there a significant change (since the screen size is so small already) and if so, for the better or worse in terms of Gaming, movie watching, general use (effects on battery life etc. also excuse my noobishness) etc.

Any clarification here would be greatly appreciated smile.gif
    
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I just bought a sager NP5165 with a 1080 screen. As you'd expect it is much sharper than my previous laptop (which happened to be 1366 x 768), and the usable workspace is certainly improved. For gaming/watching movies it is much more crisp and a much better option given you have the graphics card horsepower to back it up (primarily talking about gaming here, but HD playback needs a little horsepower too..). I have not noticed a tax on battery, but most new screens are LED anyways so I'd think it'd improve battery life, or at least stay the same with a higher pixel count vs older screens. I have however heard a complaint or two from some "older" colleagues of mine saying "icons/text is too small", but with me being a 20 something, that isn't a problem for me.

As always its always up to the user to decide what he/she likes. For me, the higher the res, the better.

Good luck with your choice!
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The higher the resolution, the more perceived workspace you have on your desktop.

Well actually, more workspace; not just perceived.

And 1366x768 screens have a tendency to be crappy LED-backlit TN panels, so yeah.
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Originally Posted by Volvo;14429784 
The higher the resolution, the more perceived workspace you have on your desktop.

Well actually, more workspace; not just perceived.

And 1366x768 screens have a tendency to be crappy LED-backlit TN panels, so yeah.

yes, well that is to expected tongue.gif, its like comparing 800x600 to 1280x1024 tongue.gif
    
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