highest resolution for monitor

Posted on 2011-10-30
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
is 1680 x 1050 the max possible?
Question by:25112
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

dbrunton earned 1000 total points
ID: 37053807

Author Comment

ID: 37053813
what determines the max?
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

dbrunton earned 1000 total points
ID: 37053828
Monitor manufacturer first.  They determine what is the maximum size their monitor will go to.

Also the graphics card manufacturer second.  They determine what resolutions their card will support.  Some may not support extra large resolutions.
Evaluating UTMs? Here's what you need to know!

Evaluating a UTM appliance and vendor can prove to be an overwhelming exercise.  How can you make sure that you're getting the security that your organization needs without breaking the bank? Check out our UTM Buyer's Guide for more information on what you should be looking for!

LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:Gary Case
Gary Case earned 500 total points
ID: 37054670
Two things determine the maximum resolution:

(1) the bandwidth -- this determines the highest resolution signal it can receive
(2) the number of pixels -- this determines the maximum native resolution ... which is usually the highest resolution supported, although it doesn't have to be (a higher resolution signal can be scaled down to the actual number of pixels supported -- this is common on small displays that support full HD signalling.

The 2560 x 1600 supported by the Dell display noted above (and several others) is the highest for monitors marketed to the consumer market.    There are some panels with higher resolutions available -- but they are VERY costly, and require special graphics adapters to support.

Many displays today use HD panels, with 1920 x 1080 resolution [Note this is a 16:9 aspect ratio, as opposed to the 16:10 typically used for widescreen monitors].

The next-generation of HD panels will bump this resolution up well beyond the capabilities of current video cards -- but fear not, there will be new video adapters to take care of that :-)

Assisted Solution

IMAGES4 earned 500 total points
ID: 37056640
As far as standards are concerned there's a lot of room for new monitors to be developed and drop in price:

WUXGA – or Widescreen Ultra eXtended Graphics Array - is 1920 x 1200 resolution with a screen ratio of 16:10 (enough to put two full-size pages side by side) and available now. Just search for a WUXGA monitor.  Make sure your graphics card is up to the job.

As for as the future is concerned standards exist for:

WHUXGA images - 36,864,000 pixels (approximately 37 megapixels). A monitor of 7680×4320 would also qualify as a WHUXGA display. UHDTV video of similar resolution (7680×4320) is 16 times the pixel count of the 1080 ATSC HDTV video standard.


Author Comment

ID: 37062584
amazing indeed.. thanks for the explanation

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
This video tutorial shows you the steps to go through to set up what I believe to be the best email app on the android platform to read Exchange mail.  Get the app on your phone: The first step is to make sure you have the Samsung Email app on your …
Is your organization moving toward a cloud and mobile-first environment? In this transition, your IT department will encounter many challenges, such as navigating how to: Deploy new applications and services to a growing team Accommodate employee…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month8 days, 19 hours left to enroll

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question