Display Resolutions: WXGA, WSXGA etc. My Recent Shoping Experience

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I have been looking at laptops. Lots of deals on Dual Core and some on Core
2 Intel processor based systems at Office Max, Frys, Staples, Circuit City,
Bets Buy etc.

One thing I have found out is that most of the store systems have the
minimum resolution on the LCD displays. In the wide 15 inch format 1280 x
800 seems common while in the wide 17 inch format 1440 x 900 is the rule.

These are very nice displays but my eyes are pretty good (well I do need
reading glasses) and I hate to scroll.

For me WSXGA+ or WSXGA would be better. The hogher resolution displays when
ordered are usually no more than $100 extra or 10 to 15 percent of the total
purchase price.

15 Inch Wide Screens
WXGA:  1280 X 800 (retail store models)
WSXGA+:  1400 X 1050

17 Inch Wide Screens
WXGA: 1440 X 900 (retail store models)
WSXGA: 1630 X 1200
WUXGA:  1920 X 1050

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