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Old 02-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default 1366x768 vs 1920x1080 on a 15.6" laptop

hi all this is my first thread here

i am about to buy a new laptop and i have to choose between the two i have mentioned in the title.
the 1366x768 have hd 6770m card while the 1920x1080 have hd 7690m xt card. i will use the laptop for my college and structural design programs like AUTOCAD and SAP and for gaming. i want to know which screen will be better. i am afraid that the higher resolution screen will have less FPS in games and very small fonts on that screen size. any suggestions!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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How good is your eye vision?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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If it was me I would choose 1920x1080 I cannot stand 1366x768 on a laptop the resolution is just to low for me to be useful.

However raven asked a very good question, you really should go instore and try some laptops at the above resolutions to get a good feel for what you are comfortable with.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #4
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The trick is on 1080p resolution you can't really game decently with the aforementioned card while on a lower res albeit worse looking you can do some gaming. Laptops are pain in the ass.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Those two GPUs are basically the same card, so performance will be much lower on the 1080p.

That being said, I would absolutely get the 1080p screen. 900 is about the minimum I'd go on a 15.6 laptop, anything else just loses too much vertical real estate. Web surfing is one thing, but if you're actually wanting to get work done on it I'd spend the extra on a nice screen. If gaming performance is an issue, there's nothing saying you have to run at native resolution with max settings.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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May seem a little crazy, but I might almost recommend a 17'' laptop for your needs. Both AUTOCAD and SAP like screen size, and I just couldn't imagine doing either of those on less than a 17'' screen, unless you plan to connect to an external monitor all the time. 15'' is fine for gaming, but 17'' is better. How 'portable' does it need to be? You sound like you need a portable desktop replacement with some good hardware reqs, thats why I ask.

A larger laptop is heavier, but cheaper to both get good components as well as stuff extra stuff in as well. You could have a SSD + HDD, for example. Better heat dissipation too, for a good GPU.

If you go 1080P, don't cheap-out on the GPU, otherwise you will have a issue running newer games at native res.
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I came here to post this. 1080p on a 15,6" is so small.
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I came here to post this. 1080p on a 15,6" is so small.
hmmm thanks for posting your opinion
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:30 PM   #10
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Highest resolution you can afford, no question. Gaming performance is irrelevant; you can always subtract resolution by playing windowed (or letter/pillarboxed) but you can't add it, no matter how much duck tape you have. Death to horizontal scrollbars.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #11
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If it was me I would choose 1920x1080 I cannot stand 1366x768 on a laptop the resolution is just to low for me to be useful.

However raven asked a very good question, you really should go instore and try some laptops at the above resolutions to get a good feel for what you are comfortable with.
yes good point of view but here in my country stores do not allow trying laptops .if you have any videos showing the two resolutions kindly post it
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guys please be nice in english , my english is not so good like you
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #13
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Highest resolution you can afford, no question. Gaming performance is irrelevant; you can always subtract resolution by playing windowed (or letter/pillarboxed) but you can't add it, no matter how much duck tape you have. Death to horizontal scrollbars.
so you suggest going with the 1920x1080 aren`t you?
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May seem a little crazy, but I might almost recommend a 17'' laptop for your needs. Both AUTOCAD and SAP like screen size, and I just couldn't imagine doing either of those on less than a 17'' screen, unless you plan to connect to an external monitor all the time. 15'' is fine for gaming, but 17'' is better. How 'portable' does it need to be? You sound like you need a portable desktop replacement with some good hardware reqs, thats why I ask.

A larger laptop is heavier, but cheaper to both get good components as well as stuff extra stuff in as well. You could have a SSD + HDD, for example. Better heat dissipation too, for a good GPU.

If you go 1080P, don't cheap-out on the GPU, otherwise you will have a issue running newer games at native res.
realy i need it to be much portable so i believe that 17 inch is not as portable as i need
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:49 PM   #15
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Get a cheaper laptop that does 1366x768 and a 23" 1080P or a 20" 720P monitor hooked via HDMI. In the event that you will need to do AutoCAD or SAP during lectures, then get a larger 17" 1080P laptop.
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I've had a 1920x1200 laptop for about 5 years. At first, it was horrible as Vista and IE7 really didn't handle it very well. But Vista and now Windows 7 was a dramatic improvement.

I'd definitely recommend against the 1366x768, but 1600x900 or 1680x1050 is a decent middle ground. Don't worry about reading stuff -- Windows dpi scaling takes care of that.

Apple will be shipping the iPads with >1080p displays, and they're considerably smaller, in the very near future.
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I assume that you're looking at pavilions, right? I did a lot of research over at notebook review on mine, I'll give you a link for the pavilion thread there.

I was looking at a very similar laptop to your desired purchase a couple of months ago, and I ended up grabbing the 17" dv7t. My biggest reason for getting the 17" vs the 15" laptop was that I also wasn't a big fan of 1366x768, but 1920x1080 is just so tiny on a 15" screen. I ended up paying less for the 17" dv7t with the default 1600x900 screen (which is beautiful btw) than I would have for the 15" dv6t with the 1080p monitor.

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I assume that you're looking at pavilions, right? I did a lot of research over at notebook review on mine, I'll give you a link for the pavilion thread there.

I was looking at a very similar laptop to your desired purchase a couple of months ago, and I ended up grabbing the 17" dv7t. My biggest reason for getting the 17" vs the 15" laptop was that I also wasn't a big fan of 1366x768, but 1920x1080 is just so tiny on a 15" screen. I ended up paying less for the 17" dv7t with the default 1600x900 screen (which is beautiful btw) than I would have for the 15" dv6t with the 1080p monitor.

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thank you for your concern, yes i am looking at pavilions. so what is your dv7t model and how is its performance with games ?
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If your eyes are fine, then so is 1080p on 15.6". You get used to it pretty quickly. Going back to my 1366x768 14" (much less 15.6") is bleh.
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hmmm thanks for posting your opinion
Do note that I mean small, but not unreadable. Considering your vision isn't an issue, it's quite nice to have more pixels. It's just that for someone with a slightly bad vision, I imagine it would be annoying.
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realy i need it to be much portable so i believe that 17 inch is not as portable as i need
If it's not too hefty, get the biggest laptop you can. You won't regret it if you will have to work a lot on it.

Even just spreadsheet work is night and day between my 15'' work laptop vs. 23'' work screen. Even then, I still prefer to work at home on my own 24''. Waiting for a good 30'' deal to use at home to replace the 24'', but thats another story.
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Do note that I mean small, but not unreadable. Considering your vision isn't an issue, it's quite nice to have more pixels. It's just that for someone with a slightly bad vision, I imagine it would be annoying.
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If it's not too hefty, get the biggest laptop you can. You won't regret it if you will have to work a lot on it.

Even just spreadsheet work is night and day between my 15'' work laptop vs. 23'' work screen. Even then, I still prefer to work at home on my own 24''. Waiting for a good 30'' deal to use at home to replace the 24'', but thats another story.
so your opinion is that 15.6 inch screen is not workable at all?!
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so your opinion is that 15.6 inch screen is not workable at all?!
14" at 768p is perfectly good for on the go IMHO.
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I game on a 15.6" screen, 1366x768.

Absolutely fine. As a bonus, you get decent fps even with weaker cards.

1080p on a laptop you need to have a Desktop GTX 460+ Class video card.

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