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    Sreen Resolution Statistics?

    Hi There,

    Anyone know where I can find any recent statistics for typical screen resolution settings?

    I'm look for what percentage of users use 800x600, 1024 x 768 etc...

    I put a poll on a non-programming discussion board recently and was surprised to find nearly half of the people who voted where using 800x600.

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    i use 1280x1024 @ 80hertz

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoD
    i use 1280x1024
    i second that

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    third

    Though I think the majority is at 800x600. But that will be pushed up just like 640x480 was, but basically no longer supporting it.

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    800x600 became the standard mainly because of Windows XP having it as it's minimum resolution.

    I use 1152x864@85Hz.
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    1600x1200
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    I'd personally would use a higher resolution if my monitor supported it. Alias it as an older monitor and doesn't

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    mine would go higher on the pc's end, but like u said my monitor is as high as it will go without lines and smoke and crap.

    I run all my games at 800x600 tho

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    I use 1024x768 on my laptop since thats the max. I think thats the minimun for a good computing experience.

    I use 1400x1100 or something like that (between 1280x1024 and 1600x1200) on my desktop. Its a 20 inch monitor so its cool.

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    i used to run at 800x600 for a long time, then i switched to 1024x768 an learned what i was missing

    i still run games at 800x600 or even 640x480 sometimes though
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWizard
    1600x1200
    same

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    1280x1024 @ 75hertz ( max for my TFT ).

    People don't use higher resolutions because of different reasons:

    a) People don't know what it is and how to change it

    b) People don't like their Icons and letters getting so small ( and never use a computer in a way that requires more than one window )

    c) People chose the lowest resolution in a video game because it's the fastest framerate. Who cares if it looks likes I am sillyI am sillyI am sillyI am silly if it gives you the edge.

    Of those who actually know what it is and how you change it, I don't know anyone below 1280x1024. Everything else is either outdated or otherwise uncompatible hardware ( i.e. notebooks ) or outdated people.
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    I use 832 x 624 , it's the highest my screen can go
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    This thread is awesome because it reminded me to change my resolution to 1280x1024. I had never gone higher than 1152x864 because I never noticed that my monitor had other resolutions beyond wonky ones like 1280x920 (I mean really, who the hell invented THAT resolution?).

    Only @60Hz, though. Damned monitor

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