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<div style="font-style:italic">Is there a big difference between 1280 x 800 and 1400 x 1050 resolution? this is on a laptop.</div>

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</div>run it lower then that if it with a crappy graphics card, I would try 1024x768
 

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on an lcd if you change the resolution from native res. it will not be as clear.<br />
if you can always stay at native res for best quality.
 

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say I was playing HL2 on a 1280 x 800 resolution will I see a difference if I played HL2 on a 1400 x 1050 resolution?
 

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I would stay at 1280 x 800. You won't be able to tell the diff. 17in Widescreen right? Are you trying to decide which laptop to get?
 

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my laptop will not let me go higher res. only lower but it gets worse the lower i go.<br />
my res is 1400 x 1050 and i really dont like it. everything is just to damn small 15" mon.<br />
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are you looking at buying or you already have it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I would stay at 1280 x 800. You won't be able to tell the diff. 17in Widescreen right? Are you trying to decide which laptop to get?</div>

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</div>the 1280 x 800 is a 15.4'' widesceen and the 1400 x 1050 is 15'' widesceen
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">my laptop will not let me go higher res. only lower but it gets worse the lower i go.<br />
my res is 1400 x 1050 and i really dont like it. everything is just to damn small 15" mon.<br />
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</div>buy <br />
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were did you get your loptop from?
 

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mine is an hp pavilion had it for 2.5 years.
 

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I can run 1400x1050 in Windows fine, but this Mobility 9600 Pro can't handle new games that high.
 

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heck i think most people dont run that high res on even oced desktops.<br />
I vagly mean most. Ok dont shot me down. most are like 1280 x 1028.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I can run 1400x1050 in Windows fine, but this Mobility 9600 Pro can't handle new games that high.</div>

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</div> Mine is the same way muffin...the windows desktop looks and performs best there...but of course games must run smaller.
 

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mine will play movies fine and some low end games.<br />
but highend games no way. i have crappy shared mem and integ intel vid.
 

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I like a high resolution on my desktop, I run 1600x1200 for the desktop, but games I usually stick to 1280x1024 or less. I'd just get the 15.4 inch one because it's 0.4 inches bigger <img src="/images/smilies/thumbsupsmiley.png" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsupsmiley" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I refuse to run any less than 1600x1200... and if I still had a 22" monitor Id be enjoying 1920x1440 and above... :/
 

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I'm confused...you're changing resolutions on the laptop's LCD, or you are sending the video out to a real monitor?<br />
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If LCD, then as gcraw said, stick with the native resolution of the LCD. By design, LCDs have one RGB crystal for each pixel. If you change the resolution in Windows, then that is no longer true and the pixels become interpolated. Your image is therefore degraded.<br />
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If monitor, then just set the resolution as high as the onboard video will output that still results in good frame rates. Personally, I don't see any benefit in games above 1280x1024. Higher resolutions don't add polygons to the models, and I notice that more than anything else these days.
 
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