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WQHD vs FHD

2020-09-09, 5:41 AM

What is the advantage of a WQHD screen over a FHD one?

 

I had to change the resolution to 1920 x 1080 to make it readable.

 

I'm thinking going back to the FHD screen and keep the WQHD one as a spare.

 

Any ideas?

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T-series-Laptops/Installed-WQHD/m-p/5005496?page=1#5017278

 

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Re:WQHD vs FHD

2020-09-09, 10:30 AM

@ protozoa wrote:
 

 

What is the advantage of a WQHD screen over a FHD one?

 

I had to change the resolution to 1920 x 1080 to make it readable.

 

I'm thinking going back to the FHD screen and keep the WQHD one as a spare.

 

Any ideas?

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T-series-Laptops/Installed-WQHD/m-p/5005496?page=1#5017278

 

 

 

Hi protozoa.

 

 

The difference between FHD (Full HD) and WQHD (Wide Quad HD) is the hight and width of the resolution.  

Fitting more pixel on to the screen. The WQHD has almost twice the amount of pixels as the FHD.

 

"FHD (Full HD) has 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (2,073,600 pixels in total), the WQHD (Wide Quad HD, or just QHD) has 2,560 x 1,440 resolution (3,686,400 pixels in total) with the same 5.1″ screen."

 

The difference between QHD and WQHD is nothing. They are same, just different terminology. Commonly referred to as 2k, since it is half the size (hight/width) of the UHD/4k.

The Q meaning Quad, as you can fit 4 times a HD display/resolution on to the screen (1280x720)

 

UHD or 4k(3840 x 2160) is that it is 4 times a high and wide as the Full HD (1920x1080)

 

And then on we go, with 5k and 8k, where we are at very soon (consumer wise it is not that widespread)

 

Higher resolutions mean that there more pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in more pixel information and creating a high-quality, crisp image. Images with lower resolutions have fewer pixels, and if those few pixels are too large (usually when an image is stretched), they can become visible like the image below.

 

Hope this helps answer your query.

 

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Voithos

 

 

 



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Re:WQHD vs FHD

2020-09-09, 15:20 PM

Hi Protozoa, 

 

 

There is a lots of things defining the quality of the screen and the readability.

 

The resolution is one of them but a high resolution should not be consider as a warranty of quality alone. The quality of a screen has objective criterias :

 

-Resolution

-Response time

-Colours accuracy (sRGB , AdobeRGB)

-Brightness

-contrast

-frequency (Hz)

-viewing-angles

-etc...

 

But all these criterias could be subjective for the perception of the quality of the screen depending on the usage and the user  ... a colorblind who never plays  a game, watch movie, or use Photoshop but just browsing and work on excel file is not necesarely very focus for the colors accurancy or the response time. 

 

If you do some video editing or Photoshop, the colors accurancy should be a very important criteria, like the Response time if you are a a gamer...

 

Lenovo communicates on the screen about some of them : As an exemple the information on Lenovo store about one of the T14s : 14,0"FHD, WVA, AntiGlare, LED Backlight, Low Power, 72%NTSC, Non-Touch 1920 x 1080

 

-14 is of course the seize of the screen witch is for me the perfect balance for a laptop. 

-FHD (Full High Definitions if the resolution 1980X1080) 

-Antiglare usually for thinkpads it is mate coating

-Led Backlight (is there any oled screen on laptop ?)

-Low power ... dont know exactly consequences on the battery autonomy or consumption in w/h

-Ntsc, non touch  ...well you know what it is 

-1980X1080 ...it is redundant with the FHD mentioned higher

 

All these informations gives you some technical and objective informations about the screen you will have but not all .. far from it ...What is touchy about the Lenovo screen is that they have several manufacturers... and for a same technical characteristics you cans have different screens.  So it could be the luck who define the quality of the screen.

 

If the characters are too small for reading you can change the seize without changing the resolution (-->parameters-->Display--> scaling and layout try with 200%)

 

Hope it helps 

 

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Re:WQHD vs FHD

2020-09-11, 3:37 AM

WQHD set to 1920 x 1080 looks the identical as FHD . Maybe a little brighter. 

 

I split my NVMe drive in three. One for Win 7, one for storage [fat32] and one for Mint linux.

 

If I have problems with the readability in  Mint, I will change screens back to FHD.

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

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