Screen Size & Resolution
Screen sizes range from 10” to 17.3.” Smaller screen sizes are ideal for portability. Larger screen sizes are ideal for viewing everything from work documents to videos and gaming. As screen size increases, so does your computer’s weight and power usage.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to desktop monitor sizes. 22” and 24” monitors are the most common. Curved, 4K, ultra-wide, and large-sized monitors have also grown in popularity tremendously.
Desktops and notebooks have the same resolution options. Just like your TV, the resolution of your display impacts the clarity and level of detail you see.
HD: 1366 x 768
The standard resolution of many mainstream computers and is good for everyday computing, email and web-surfing.
HD+: 1600 x 900
Increases performance to deliver good casual gaming performance, streaming videos and watching DVD movies.
Full HD (FHD): 1920 x 1080
Increases performance for watching Blu-ray movies, playing more robust video games and more detailed tasks, such as graphic design and photo editing.
4K: 3840 x 2160
The ultimate resolution! Ideal for extreme gamers and professionals that require high-res detail for photo and video editing.
Ideal for creative professionals and offers wider viewing angles and higher quality color reproduction.