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Davros
04-17-2004, 06:17 PM
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.

Cheers

RoD
04-17-2004, 06:33 PM
i use 1280x1024 @ 80hertz

axon
04-17-2004, 06:59 PM
i use 1280x1024

i second that

Thantos
04-17-2004, 07:04 PM
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.

XSquared
04-17-2004, 07:28 PM
800x600 became the standard mainly because of Windows XP having it as it's minimum resolution.

I use 1152x864@85Hz.

MrWizard
04-17-2004, 07:40 PM
1600x1200

Thantos
04-17-2004, 08:07 PM
I'd personally would use a higher resolution if my monitor supported it. Alias it as an older monitor and doesn't :(

RoD
04-17-2004, 08:09 PM
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

Speedy5
04-17-2004, 08:27 PM
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.

DavidP
04-17-2004, 09:17 PM
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

golfinguy4
04-17-2004, 09:54 PM
1024by768

Xterria
04-17-2004, 11:35 PM
1600x1200
same

nvoigt
04-18-2004, 02:26 AM
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 Everything else is either outdated or otherwise uncompatible hardware ( i.e. notebooks ) or outdated people.

Shogun
04-18-2004, 03:40 AM
I use 832 x 624 , it's the highest my screen can go :(

-KEN-
04-18-2004, 06:50 AM
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 :(

vasanth
04-18-2004, 07:11 AM
i use 1024 x 768 and thats the max my laptop supports... :(:(

UnregdRegd
04-18-2004, 12:48 PM
My laptop's native resolution is 1680x1050x32. 60 Hz is the screen refresh rate. The video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 with 32 megabytes of RAM.

Yoshi
04-18-2004, 12:54 PM
Display Resolution

The current trend is that more and more computers are using a screen size of 1024x768 pixels:
2004 Higher 1024x768 800x600 640x480 Lower
January 10% 47% 37% 1% 5%

2003
October 9% 45% 40% 2% 4%
July 8% 43% 44% 2% 5%
April 7% 41% 46% 2% 4%
January 6% 40% 47% 2% 5%

2002
October 6% 38% 49% 2% 5%

Web developers be aware: Many users still have only 800x600 display screens.

www.w3.org

linuxdude
04-18-2004, 02:21 PM
Ya'll are crazy I can't read the fonts after 1024x768. That is what I run on.

scrappy
04-18-2004, 02:58 PM
i use 1024 x 768 and thats the max my laptop supports... :(:(

i have that on my laptop and 800x600 on my desktop. if i try putting it any higher on my desktop, the screen goes nuts :( oh well, someday i'll get a better on :)

alphaoide
04-18-2004, 04:44 PM
I have 1024x768 on mine
Statistics from my website hits: 1024x768 (48%), 1280x1024 (34%), 800x600 (11%), the rest (7%)

Prelude
04-18-2004, 04:52 PM
1280x1024

JaWiB
04-18-2004, 06:23 PM
I run at 800x600 because everything seems really small after that, and I don't have much reason to run at any higher resolution. Except when my icons overflow my desktop...

And how can anyone run at lower that 640x480!

Speedy5
04-18-2004, 07:35 PM
Probably cell phones, PDAs, TVs, and other small devices.

Xterria
04-18-2004, 09:14 PM
1280x1024 @ 75hertz ( max for my TFT ).

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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.
that's impossible. everyone i meet has 800x600, and when i ask them why, they're all "duh...i like big text"
it sucks because when you design a site they have to scroll horizontally

adrianxw
04-19-2004, 02:06 AM
I use 1280x1024 on my 17" TFT's and 800x600 on my 15" CRT.

nvoigt
04-19-2004, 02:31 AM
that's impossible. everyone i meet has 800x600, and when i ask them why, they're all "duh...i like big text"
it sucks because when you design a site they have to scroll horizontally

What exactly is impossible ? I don't see your statement contradicting my statement. Everyone you meet belongs to category b).

ober
04-19-2004, 06:58 AM
My website stats are right along with everyone else's... a lot run at 1024x768... but there are still a fair amount running 800x600.

I run 1280x1024 on my 19" at home.... 1152x864 on my 17" at work.

Clyde
04-19-2004, 07:00 AM
1024*768

Davros
04-19-2004, 10:27 PM
Thanks everyone. And special thanks to Yoshi - that's what I wanted.

Personally, I use 1600x1200, but I do have a 21" monitor. I have a friend who also uses 1600x1200, but with a 15" monitor. He openly admits that he can't read half of what's on the screen :)

Cheers

gcn_zelda
04-20-2004, 04:59 PM
Normally I use 1280x1024, but my laptop, which I regularly use, maxes at 800x600.

It's a '98 PII :P

Kinasz
04-21-2004, 03:27 AM
1280x1024@85hz God bless the trinitron monitor!

awoodland
04-24-2004, 08:06 PM
2048x1536@75hz :-) I'm pretty sure thats the max my graphics card will do. I love this montior though. Means I can fit lots of code and design specs and emails on the screen simultaniously which makes my life so much easier, even if it is a teeny bit hard to read sometimes.

Xterria
04-24-2004, 08:38 PM
1936x1600 @ 92 hz is what the max of mine is, although its all distorted :(

Shadow
04-25-2004, 01:21 AM
1024x768. My tv-out restricts me. I wish I could use something higher so I could have both going at the same time but when I try and run a higher resolution the picture gets cropped on my TV because it's too large and goes off the screen.

Nvoigt must really think he's silly. Now the swear filter is hilarious. :D

Lurker
04-25-2004, 05:59 PM
1024x768. Lower is just plain bad, higher is too hard to read.

Shadow
04-26-2004, 12:45 AM
> anything higher than 1024x768 is too hard to read.
If your monitor isn't bigger than a 15", yes.

khpuce
04-26-2004, 04:00 AM
I use 1400 x 1024 (that's the highest) on my laptop (15 inch monitor) with 65Hz :( . It looks really bad if I use any settings lower than that.

bludstayne
04-26-2004, 02:33 PM
i used to run at 800x600 for a long time, then i switched to 1024x768 an learned what i was missing Same here. I wanted to go even higher, but my monitor didn't support it. My dad got me a new 17" monitor that goes up to 1280x1024, which I am currently running at. I'm happy :)