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Screen size
« on: July 15, 2013, 03:32:17 PM »
I've had a chance of plan...  I was originally going to buy a laptop for running my bridgeport, but I've decided now to use my old desktop PC.  It saves me money for a while, and it's a known quantity...I could buy a cheap laptop from a well known auction site but it'd be an unknown - and I've been there before.

So as I need to buy a new monitor for it, what's the smallest size one can realistically get away with?

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Re: Screen size
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 05:10:26 PM »
You really want a resolution of 1024x768
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Re: Screen size
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 03:26:57 AM »
As a minimum?  I'm just looking at a couple of cheap 15" monitors and they seem to be over 1366x768 in any case.

Thanks for the reply

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Re: Screen size
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 07:14:02 AM »
Yes, as a minimum. Most screensets don't work well with anything smaller.
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Re: Screen size
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 02:24:17 PM »
Most screensets are done in 1024 x 768 ie 4:3 aspect ratio. I find  it is therefore it is  best to have a standard type monitor rather than a wide screen. Not so easy to get nowadays sadly unless buying second hand.
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