What ever happened to 1600x1000?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DickKnowsBest, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. DickKnowsBest macrumors member

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    What ever happened to 1600x1000?
    From what I recall, a few years back, 20-22" displays used to be of a resolution either 1440x900 or 1600x1000 (at least, the displays I used).
    Now they have been taken over by 1680x1050. I don't understand why this resolution? Why is this the new standard?
    It's a strange resolution when you think of it.
    1280+320=1600
    1600+320=1920
    1920+(320x2)=2560
    I have no idea where it came from.
    Any ideas?

    Why can't the resolutions and aspect ratios NOT be so complicated?

    1280x800
    1440x900
    1600x1000
    1760x1100
    1920x1200
    2560x1600
    3200x2000
    3840x2400
    etc...
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

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    Not sure but my guess would be that the pixels physically are not an exact a square and the difference in number of pixels might be used to compensate for the size of the pixels to finally get the ratio for the screen.
     
  3. isx macrumors member

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    Aspect ratio

     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

    Mackilroy

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    I'm not sure I've ever seen a 1600x1000 display. 1600x1200 back when everyone had 4:3 displays, maybe, but when we switched to 16:10 it was 1680x1050 and then for 16:9 displays it was 1600x900.
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    No, it's 1280x1024, 1600x1200.

    1600x1200 is the native resolution of my 22" CRT. Beyond that, there were massive Sony 24" 1920x1200 wide CRTs.

    4:3 20" 1600x1200 LCDs are expensive, because they are not mass-market.
     
  6. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    I've never seen a 1600x1000 display ever sold.

    There were plenty of 1600x1200 displays, but those were the old non widescreen resolutions.

    There were a few widescreen displays early on that did 1600x1024, but those were few and far between.

    And then 1680x1050 came along and became pretty much the norm. Hell, even those are pretty much outdated now, as 16:9 displays in the 1920x1080 resolution are the most popular.
     

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