Is 1280 x 800 screen resolution enough?
Posted on 2014-03-22
My husband and I are looking to purchase some used notebooks to send to a needy country that we visited this past fall. A lot of the used notebooks that we are looking at have a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. My question is: can this resolution display a "modern" web page without having to scroll? When I design web-sites, I create them with a max width of 960 px wide ... so I would think that if the screen resolution is only 800 wide, then I would need to scroll horizontally to see the whole site that is 960px wide. Am I comparing apples to oranges?
A comprehensive explanation of screen resolution to what you can view without scrolling horizontally is what I'm looking for.
These computers would be used for surfing the net, doing email, and possibly using Microsoft Office (or equivalent) ... not for gaming.