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Computer Screen Sizes and Resolutions

Find out everything you need to know about computer screen types and sizes with our helpful guide.

When you’re looking at computer screens, you’ll want to look at how big the screen is and the resolution quality. These features depend on what you’ll be using the laptop for, whether it be doing work or watching films. Another thing to consider is where you’ll be using your new device, at home or on the go.

Computer Screen Size

The size of your screen can vary in a lot of ways. Desktop monitors are usually quite large, since they don’t need to be moved about a lot.

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Laptops are designed to be carried around with you, so are smaller than a desktop. These laptops can get up to 17” in size, from corner to corner, which is brilliant for watching films and playing games. Smaller sized screens usually means a smaller laptop, so they’re really easy to carry around, perfect for working on the go.

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Computer Screen Resolution

The screen resolution is measured by how many pixels the screen is made up of. The more pixels there are, the clearer and more detailed the picture you see will be. Here’s a rundown of some of the different monitor resolutions you’ll see around:

FHD – Full HD has 1920x1080 pixels, so it has a lot more detail and a sharper image. Full HD allows for better quality films and great looking games, while your everyday computing is much better looking too.

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QHD – Four times more than standard HD, Quad HD has a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels. So, you’ll enjoy crisper, clearer detail with your films and games. And with the higher resolution, QHD monitors are some of the biggest you can buy. This gives creative designers loads of space to do their work, as well as a breath-taking picture.

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4K UHD – 4K UHD (Ultra HD) boasts an amazing 3840x2160 pixels, which is four times more than a Full HD screen. You can get 4K UHD on TV screens, and on your computer monitor you’ll get the same but in a smaller package. The incredible detail that a 4K monitor can achieve will give you the best gaming experiences and the most amazing movie nights.

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Touch Screen

A lot of devices will have a touch screen monitor, meaning you can interact with your computer the way you do with your smartphone. This way, you can scroll through social media feeds and tap on videos in a much more natural way compared to using a mouse.

You’ll find touch screen features on 2 in 1’s and more premium laptops and desktops.

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