Is 1920×1080 better than 1366×768?



It comes in two versions. I’d like to purchase an Acer Chromebook 13. Hello there.

  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.001 (1366×768)
  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.002 (1920×1080)

I had the second version of this laptop for a while and found that using it in native resolution (1920×1080) was difficult due to the small icons. This is why I changed the resolution to 1366×768 in the settings.

 

Should I get the 1366×768 version of this laptop or should I get the 1920×1080 screen with the resolution changed to 1366×768 in the settings?

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In that case, a 1080p display is preferable. Instead of using a non-native resolution on a 1080 screen, I’d increase the icon size rather than the resolution.

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1080p is always better at any resolutionHowever, on screens smaller than 15.5″, 1366×768 is fine (I’m typing this on my 1366×768 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 there. I’d like to purchase an Acer Chromebook 13. It comes in two versions.

  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.001 (1366×768)
  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.002 (1920×1080)

I had the second version of this laptop for a while and found that using it in native resolution (1920×1080) was difficult due to the small icons. This is why I changed the resolution to 1366×768 in the settings.

 

Should I get the 1366×768 version of this laptop or should I get the 1920×1080 screen with the resolution changed to 1366×768 in the settings?

The 1366×768 resolution should suffice for basic tasks and video viewing. Given that the Chromebook isn’t exactly designed for gaming.

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For smaller screens, it’s fine. At the moment, I’m typing on an 11″ Macbook Air with a resolution of 768 pixels.

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I believe that 1366 x 768 is preferable to Full HD. Isn’t it a 13-inch display?

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9 minutes ago, JPotze said:

In that case, a 1080p display is preferable. Instead of using a non-native resolution on a 1080 screen, I’d increase the icon size rather than the resolution.

Can you do it? You can’t do that in Chrome OS, as far as I know.

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At the end of the day, it’s all about what you want to do with it and how much money you’re willing to spend. The visual difference will be lessen with a smaller screen size. So, for a small low-end computer, I’d save a few dollars and go with the 768p screen. This will be determined by your needs; I tested both on a 15.4″ laptop. I would recommend the higher resolution of 1080p if you do a lot of reading and typing, but if you want it to be a more all-around laptop, the 768p can be an advantage for games because it has roughly half the pixels, giving you a higher frame rate at the screens native resolution. While 1920 x 1080 appears to be slightly sharper, the difference isn’t significant.

 

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This is a Chromebook with a screen size of 13,3 inches. You can’t make the icons bigger, and making everything bigger (which is possible) doesn’t look good.

 

Does the 1920×1080 have more but larger pixels even if the resolution is reduced in the Settings? Will there be a difference when watching videos on YouTube, for example?

 

Will an image converted from 1920×1080 to 1366×768 be more crisp than an image on a native 1366×768 screen?

 

Although the price difference is only $50, isn’t the lower resolution screen better for this laptop?

 

I plan on using it to read, browse, and watch movies. On this device, I do not play any games.

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The difference between 1080 and 720 on my 768p laptop was almost insignificant; playing a video in 1080 would work fine, with no scaling issues. I’d be surprised if you could tell the difference between a video played in 720 or 1080 (at normal viewing distances) on the 13,3″ screen. I’d save the $50 and get the 768 screen instead, and put the rest of the money towards something else. I’m not sure how YouTube works, but it appears to recognize that you have a 768 screen and that if you play a video at a resolution higher than 768, such as 1080, it will downscale it to fit.

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7 minutes ago, trzasku said:

This is a Chromebook with a screen size of 13,3 inches. You can’t make the icons bigger, and making everything bigger (which is possible) doesn’t look good.

 

Does the 1920×1080 have more but larger pixels even if the resolution is reduced in the Settings? Will there be a difference when watching videos on YouTube, for example?

 

Will an image converted from 1920×1080 to 1366×768 be more crisp than an image on a native 1366×768 screen?

 

Although the price difference is only $50, isn’t the lower resolution screen better for this laptop?

 

On this device, I do not play any games. I plan on using it to read, browse, and watch movies.

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

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I will go for the smaller resolutions, thanks

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1 hour ago, trzasku said:

I’d like to purchase an Acer Chromebook 13. It comes in two versions. Hello there.

  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.001 (1366×768)
  • CB5-311 NX.MPREP.002 (1920×1080)

This is why I changed the resolution to 1366×768 in the settings. I had the second version of this laptop for a while and found that using it in native resolution (1920×1080) was difficult due to the small icons.

 

Should I get the 1366×768 version of this laptop or should I get the 1920×1080 screen with the resolution changed to 1366×768 in the settings?

The short version is that if you want to set the resolution to 1366×768, you should buy one with a 1366×768 screen.

 

The long version:

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If you use the 1080p screen at that resolution, it will look even better. A screen designed to run at 768p will produce a sharper, crisper, and more accurate image than any other screen (unless it has a native resolution of 2732×1536, which is a multiple of the displayed resolution).

 

 

  • On a 1080p screen, a 1080p image is crisp and clear.
  • On a 768p screen, a 768p image is crisp and clear.
  • It will assign each pixel a color using interpolation, but this will result in some quality loss. On a 1080p screen, a 768p image will appear ‘uneven’ and possibly blurred. The screen has about two million pixels, but only about a million of them are receiving color information.

For YouTube, a 1080p video on a 1080p screen looks like this:

  • Each pixel is displayed one-to-one, and the image is crisp and clear.

A 1080p video playing on a 768p screen:

  • The video will be interpolated to fit 768p, and some quality will be lost as a result.

A 1080p video on a 1080p screen with a resolution of 768p:

  • The image is then sent to a screen, which interpolates it to fit 1080p, resulting in a loss of quality. The video will be interpolated to fit 768p, and some quality will be lost as a result.

 



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Worst-case scenario, an application may respond to display scaling by simply running at a lower resolution — most things will enlarge content while maintaining the same pixel density (and thus clarity) as 1080p. Instead of lowering the resolution, use Windows Display Scaling.

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6 minutes ago, othertomperson said:

Worst-case scenario, an application may respond to display scaling by simply running at a lower resolution — most things will enlarge content while maintaining the same pixel density (and thus clarity) as 1080p. Instead of lowering the resolution, use Windows Display Scaling.

It’s a Chromebook, so it doesn’t have Windows display scaling.


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27 minutes ago, jollyoljosh said:

It’s a Chromebook, so it doesn’t have Windows display scaling.

Apparently I need to learn to read

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