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Is 1920x1080 better than 1366x768?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello. I want to buy the Acer Chromebook 13. There are two versions of it.

  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.001 (1366x768)
  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.002 (1920x1080)

I had the second version of this laptop for some time and using it in the native resolution (1920x1080) was a pain because the icons were to small. This is why I changed the resolution in the settings to 1366x768.

 

Should I buy the 1366x768 version of this laptop or does the 1920x1080 screen with resoultion changed in the settings to 1366x768 has a better image quality?

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instead of using a not native resolution on a 1080 screen, I would increase the size of the icons instead of the resolution. in that case, the 1080 screen is better.

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1080p is always better at any resolution screen size, however on screens at and lower than 15.5" in size, 1366x768 is fine (typing from my 1366x768 15.5" laptop, not my desktop with the 1080p screen).


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for a small screen honestly 768 is fine


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3 minutes ago, trzasku said:

Hello. I want to buy the Acer Chromebook 13. There are two versions of it.

  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.001 (1366x768)
  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.002 (1920x1080)

I had the second version of this laptop for some time and using it in the native resolution (1920x1080) was a pain because the icons were to small. This is why I changed the resolution in the settings to 1366x768.

 

Should I buy the 1366x768 version of this laptop or does the 1920x1080 screen with resoultion changed in the settings to 1366x768 has a better image quality?

Considering Chromebook isn't exactly made for gaming. The 1366x768 should be good enough for basic usage and watching videos.

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i am typing at a 11" macbook air with 768 resolution at the moment. it is fine for smaller screens.

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9 minutes ago, JPotze said:

instead of using a not native resolution on a 1080 screen, I would increase the size of the icons instead of the resolution. in that case, the 1080 screen is better.

Afaik you can't do that in Chrome OS. Can you?

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This will depend on you usage, I have tried both on a 15.4" laptop. While 1920 x 1080 does seem a little sharper, the difference is nothing huge. If you do a lot of reading and typing I would recommend the higher resolution of 1080p, but if you want it as a more all round laptop, the 768p can be an advantage for games, as it has roughly half the pixels, hereby giving you a higher frame rate at the screens native resolution. At the end of day it comes down to what you want to use it for, and how much money you want to spend.

A smaller screen size and the visual difference will become less. So for a small low end pc I would save a bit of money and get the 768p screen.

 

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This is a 13,3" Chromebook. You can not increase icon size and increasing the size of everything (this is possible) does not look good.

 

I mean, will there be a difference while watching videos on YouTube? Does the 1920x1080 even if changed to a lower resolution in the Settings has more but larger pixsels?

 

Will the image on a 1920x1080 resolution changed to 1366x768 be more crisp than the image on a native 1366x768 screen?

 

The difference in price is only 50$ but mayby the lower resolution screen is betteer for this laptop?

 

I want to use it for reading, browsing and watching movies. I do not play any games on this device.

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On my 768p laptop the difference between 1080 and 720 was almost nothing, playing a video in 1080 would work fine, no scaling issue or anything. With the screen being 13,3" I would be surprised if you could see a difference between a video being played in 720 or 1080 (at normal viewing distances).

I do not know how youtube works, but it seems to realize you have a 768 screen and if you are playing the video at over 768, so 1080 it will downscale it to fit at 768.

I would save the 50$ and get the 768 screen, and spend that money else where.

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7 minutes ago, trzasku said:

This is a 13,3" Chromebook. You can not increase icon size and increasing the size of everything (this is possible) does not look good.

 

I mean, will there be a difference while watching videos on YouTube? Does the 1920x1080 even if changed to a lower resolution in the Settings has more but larger pixsels?

 

Will the image on a 1920x1080 resolution changed to 1366x768 be more crisp than the image on a native 1366x768 screen?

 

The difference in price is only 50$ but mayby the lower resolution screen is betteer for this laptop?

 

I want to use it for reading, browsing and watching movies. I do not play any games on this device.

The image might possibly be better (my 1080p screen is 27", I don't recommend going over 22" with 1080p screens-I can spot the pixels too easily, so I can't really tell), but think of viewing 1080p images at 16:9 768p as using AA for the image.


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1 hour ago, trzasku said:

Hello. I want to buy the Acer Chromebook 13. There are two versions of it.

  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.001 (1366x768)
  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.002 (1920x1080)

I had the second version of this laptop for some time and using it in the native resolution (1920x1080) was a pain because the icons were to small. This is why I changed the resolution in the settings to 1366x768.

 

Should I buy the 1366x768 version of this laptop or does the 1920x1080 screen with resoultion changed in the settings to 1366x768 has a better image quality?

The short version:
If you are going to set the resolution to 1366x768, then purchase the one with the 1366x768 screen.

 

The long version:

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The 1080p screen will only look better if it's actually used at that resolution. At 768p, a screen that was built to run at that resolution will give a sharper, crisper, and more accurate image than any other screen (unless the screen has a native resolution of 2732x1536, which is a multiple of the displayed resolution).

 

 

  • A 1080p image showing on a 1080p screen is crisp and sharp.
  • A 768p image showing on a 768p screen is crisp and sharp.
  • A 768p image showing on a 1080p screen will look 'uneven' and possibly blurred. The screen has about two million pixels, and is getting color information for only about a million. It will use interpolation to assign each pixel a color, but in doing this will lose some quality.

So for YouTube, a 1080p video playing on a 1080p screen:

  • Each pixel is displayed 1:1, and it's crisp and sharp.

A 1080p video playing on a 768p screen:

  • The video will be interpolated to fit 768p and lose some quality.

A 1080p video playing on a 1080p screen running 768p resolution:

  • The video will be interpolated to fit 768p and lose some quality. That image is then sent to a screen, where the screen once again interpolates it to fit 1080p, again losing quality. 

 


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Use Windows Display Scaling instead of lowering the resolution. Worst case scenario, occasionally you might find an application that reacts to display scaling by just running at the lower resolution -- most things will make content bigger but keep the same pixel density (and so clarity) of 1080p.

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6 minutes ago, othertomperson said:

Use Windows Display Scaling instead of lowering the resolution. Worst case scenario, occasionally you might find an application that reacts to display scaling by just running at the lower resolution -- most things will make content bigger but keep the same pixel density (and so clarity) of 1080p.

It doesn't have Windows display scaling - it's a Chromebook.


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