13" Screen Cause A Strain?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dman777, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. dman777 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2009
    I've used both 13".3(1280x800) and 15" square(roughly around 1280x800) laptops(both widescreen). I recently sent back the 13" and am using the 15". I have excellent vision and I could read the text fine with no problems on the 13 inch, but I couldn't help feeling some kind strain. The strain wasn't that noticeable at all and I didn't notice this until I went back to the 15". With the larger print on a 15" I felt more relaxed or comfortable. I can't tell if it's it just in my head and psychosomatic(since I have excellent vision and never use reading glasses). Does anyone else notice a strain, even with excellent vision, from using a 13" screen?
  2. Lipstick macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Riverside, California
    I thought the text size stayed the same, just the space was lessened...
  3. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    i also agree that the screen size causes strain. i used a 13inch notebook with 1280x800 and it felt a little uncomfortable at first. still, just using it for a while will make you get used to it.

Share This Page