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T530 1368 x 768 vs 1600 x 900

2012-10-25, 21:06 PM


On the T530 1368 x 768  vs 1600 x 900 screens.


1. Is the contrast ratio much better on the 1600 x 900 screen ?


2. I know font size can be adjusted in windows settings but in without changing these settings

    how much smaller do things look on the 1600 x 900 screens ?   What percentage do I have to set

    the chrome browser's zoom setting to, to simulate the reduction.


I wear glasses, although Im ok with smaller fonts, I dont like to strain.  


How much multitasking advantage is there with the 1600 x 900 resolution.


Thanks in advance for you help 


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Re: T530 1368 x 768 vs 1600 x 900

2012-10-26, 2:13 AM

For many people , the 1600x900 is a better choice on a 15" screen (but not necessary on a much smaller, 12.5" screen).

You can change the font size in the control panel, though many applications (e.g. firefox) do not scale well and you have to manually adjust the font size.


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Re: T530 1368 x 768 vs 1600 x 900

2012-10-26, 3:13 AM

1600x900 on my T430 (14" screen) is 133dpi, while 1366x768 is about 113dpi. Normal desktop monitors (AFAIK) are usually 72 to 90 dpi.

The text size on 1600x900 is about 85% of 1366x768. In Microsoft Word, 135% on 1600x900 is about the real size of a document. Of course, on 15" things would be a little bit different.

It is impossible to simulate the view on a screen with a different density, so it would be the best if you can get to a store and see how the real machine looks.

For me, I chose 1600x900 simply because it is higher in resolution, as I am a programmer it will be better if I can see more code at a time with a higher vertical resolution, and sometimes I need to compare things side-by-side that a higher horizontal resolution can just help.

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