Is screen resolution restricted by the size of the monitor?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    yes. if you have a low-end video card and a high resolution monitor, it's possible that the video card can force your limit, but it's almost always the monitor. all monitors have a native resolution - they can't go above that.


    please don't listen to the guy below me. no video card in the world can put more pixels in your monitor. all monitors have a native resolution and simply cannot go higher than that. some examples...

    15" monitors max at 1024 x 768

    17-19" monitors max at 1280 x 1024

    22" widescreens are at 1680 x 1050

    and so on and so on.

  • 1 decade ago

    Most "newer" model monitors are not being sold under 17 or 19". This prevents the buyer from really having to worry too much about resolution sizes because these newer models can be adjusted to fit up to 1280 x 1024. Anything bigger you'll have to move up to the 20" + size monitor to accomodate, but why do you need a movie screen size display to view ? They do have projection type display setups that will display your desktop on a projection screen for meetings, etc. for large viewings.

    An appropriate video card must be used to display these larger scale sizes, some cards have multiple display with one for a monitor & one for a TV or other device.

  • 1 decade ago

    U know what? Yeah jus listen to the guy above me.

    he sounds like he knows what he's sayin.

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