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Screen Resolution on Acer D260 Netbook

I have two Netbooks, a Samsung NC10 and an Acer D260.

On the Samsung I can get a resolution of 1152x864, but on the Acer I can only get 1024x600.

They are both running Windows 7.

Is there a way to get the screen resolution up on the Acer?


Thanks.
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Not directly.  You could connect an external LCD monitor and get better resolution.  Or you MIGHT - if your technically and electronically savvy enough, find a way to replace the screen (doing so would certainly void any warranty you might have on it and potentially destroy the device).

LCD screens are a fixed size.  1024x600 is a common netbook resolution.  if you have 1152x864 on the Samsung, consider yourself lucky - I don't think I've seen one with that resolution in years, if ever.
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Thanks, but I am looking for the resolution on the internal screen, not an external one.

The Samsung's original Intel display driver allowed the higher resolution.  If I update the driver it loosing the high resolution.

Is there anything I could do with drivers or any software?
There is no way infact. But you can still confirm options avaialble by following clicks

DIsplay Properties> click on Advance Button> Click on Graphics Card Tab * > check here all the modes available. If its not present there then it means no posibility.

One way to try out is install the lastest display driver of your display card if available on internet.
Your question was:
Is there a way to get the screen resolution up on the Acer?

The answer is NO (with the exceptions noted in my comment).
For proof/reference, please see the technical specifications for the Acer:
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/netbook/2010/Acer/Aspire/AspireOneAOD260/AspireOneAOD260sp2.shtml

If the Samsung supports the resolution, great.  If a newer driver doesn't use an older driver.  Sometimes companies release buggy drivers.
These mode depends on your Graphics card capability as well as monitor support. If your display card supports higher resolution but your monitor not then they are kept hidden. You can check where there is any such thing or not with following steps.

Open Display Settings by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Display Settings.
Click on Advance setting,  Monitor Tab. uncheck the checkbox "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". Now go back to your display settings. If your Hardware support this resolution then it should display it here.
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Is there a way to give the effect of more that 600 height?  
If the driver supports it, you may be able to set a larger resolution and have the system auto-scroll as you move the mouse.  I've never seen a netbook support this.  SOME laptops have.  And I find it annoying so I don't use it.
i have a eeePC, with a very small screen, it has this feature where i get scroll bars to scroll the desktop left, right and up down.. it is really annoying as leew said.
Acer D260 is not intended for video purposes that is why they have not used a hight resolution graphic card in it.
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I am not looking to scroll.  Just looking to fit more on the screen at once and don't mind if it is small.

I guess this isn't possible to create with software.
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I seem to have found a solution.

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=20&model=Eee+PC+1000HE&id=20091227234712546&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

1) Run regedit
2) Search and modify all values "Display1_DownScalingSupported" from "0" to "1"
3) Restart the system
4) Enjoy with the two new resolutions 1024x768 i 1152x864
 
This seems to work well.