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How to get 1920x1080 resolution on 1366x768 screen.

  1. #1


    Estonia
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    Windows 10 x64

    How to get 1920x1080 resolution on 1366x768 screen.


    Hey,
    So I have Acer Aspire E1-570G that has 1366x768 max resolution, but is there any way to put it's resolution to 1920x1080? After using my friend's laptop (Acer Aspire V) that has 1920x1080 resoltion, I thought "Hey, could I do the same to my laptop"?
    If it's not possible just say it, no hate needed. If possible, would ya tell me? :3

    Regards,
    Kenter.

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    You cannot do that. You have a fixed number of pixels in your display, you cannot through software make more available.
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  3. #3


    Estonia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 x64


    Alright, thanks for your reply Setting it as solved.
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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Resolutions is one of those things that I have been particular about for years. Actually had companies try to upgrade me to a newer laptop that was faster with more memory, but with less resolution. I never want to go backwards.
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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro


    trying to fit a size 15 in size 8, no can do dawg
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Resolutions is one of those things that I have been particular about for years. Actually had companies try to upgrade me to a newer laptop that was faster with more memory, but with less resolution. I never want to go backwards.

    Agree absolutely on resolution.

    My main laptop can only display 1366 X 768 but the Video card can output much higher resolutions to external monitors.

    Even my Samsung S5 phone can display full HD @ 1080p on a just under 5 inch screen - so why is it almost impossible to find a PORTABLE laptop (other than those made by "The Fruit Company") with at least a native 1080p display -- I don't need a 17 inch monster for a laptop -- 14 inch screen is just fine and it SHOULD be able to have 1080p resolution EASILY.

    I notice the difference even on a small phone screen - for example compare S4 output with S5 - not much difference in screen size but the S5's video is noticeably clearer - especially on TEXT which is what you use a lot when using a "classical PC".

    The argument that video resolution doesn't matter hugely on smaller screen sizes just doesn't wash.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Jimbo,

    There are 1920x1080 laptops out there. My wife has a Samsung series 7 with a 13 inch, 1920 touch screen. We have Dell XPS 13's at work with 1920 screens. Our new Dell Latitude 7440's at work are 14 inch screens at 1920 with or without a touchscreen.

    For many users though, 1920 resolutions on a 13 screen is too small. Hence, the DPI scaling features now enabled by default.

    Even my MacBook pro with retina runs a 1280x800 equivalent by default, it's just pixel doubled to 2560x1600. However, with an app you can natively run the full 2560 resolution, but it's too small to really use.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    you want that resolution look into if you can find it i have this one--> Samsung SyncMaster S27B550 they are awesome and do native 1920X1080. Its a awesome monitor and its LED as well i have no issues with it and does that resolution native. I payed something like 500 for it when it first came out that was 2 years ago i'm sure you can get it much cheaper on Ebay.
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Talking about equivalents, you can go the other way around and scale 1366x768 down, until it matches 1920x1080 but this isn't permitted by default by the Windows DPI to go down (only up) and faking it this way wouldn't look as sharp since you lack all the pixels: it wouldn't be a native resolution, it's a scaled version.

    DPI downscale:
    Can the GUI be scaled down in Windows 7? - Super User

    Don't know if I'm entirely correct since it wasn't tested:
    In theory you would need to go down to around 68dpi (71%) instead of the 96dpi (100%) standard for the screen items to look just as big. You would lack the extra pixels and quality.

    Don't try this at home unless you know what you're messing with here.

    Safe testing first:
    If you know Virtualbox Scale Mode: run a VM on 1920x1080 on a host that has only 1366x768 and get an approximation on how big the items would be on actual Full HD monitor of the same size.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    This is just testing the scaling, the thread is solved and only a new monitor capable of displaying 1920x1080 can solve this for good.

    I've tested scaling on Win7 and the downscale worked from 96dpi default:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\Current\Software\Fonts]
    "LogPixels"=dword:00000060
    down to 72dpi:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\Current\Software\Fonts]
    "LogPixels"=dword:00000048
    Needed a restart just to make sure all is applied well.

    All items were scaled down, it was HD-like but the small letters looked a bit forced down and pixely.

    To restore, I went back to 96dpi in registry and rebooted. It worked.
    NOTE: all larger/custom fonts I had initially applied were resetted to default + size font (Segoe UI) as well.

    That's all about the scaling.
    It's basicaly the standard scaling that goes up:
    DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1
    But through the registry you can also go down.
    Still not sure yet if I can get it In Win 8.1 going* as well but it's an interesting test.

    *EDIT: nope, it doesn't work in Win8.1: settings always get reset to 96 dpi after reboot.

    End of scaling tests.
    Last edited by Hopachi; 14 May 2014 at 13:48. Reason: tested: no scale down on Win8.1
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