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    1280 by 1024 on a 17" monitor

    Any use this res for, a 17 inch, it seems like it looks ok? I donno would it be good for paintings and shit??

    I know 1024 by 768 is the res for 17" but, it seems like sooooo much more space with the other res i mentioned?


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    no reason why you should'nt do it if your monitor and video card can handle it, and you can still read text. the bigger (smaller?) the better.
    ...so what if i'm bored, and ordinary?...

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    Yup I use this res for everthing even video games, I've gotten used to it, if it's 1028 I get annoyed by the size of the icons, and web page layout. back when I had a 15 inch monitor 1028 was just right.
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    Yeah it seems like it is good, but is anything stretched out or anything at this res?? For say painting, or 3d modelling ( are all the proportions right )

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    Hey.

    I wouldn't recommend using 1280x1024 on a regular 17" monitor.
    1280x1024 is NOT 4:3, wich leads to a distortion of the image. It's weird enough, that graphic cards support this resolution. The right choice for you would be 1280x960. So check if your graphiccard supports that one.

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    I used to have 1152x864 resolution in my 17" which was fine for a long time (more than 5 years) - but since recently I discovered an area which was quite blurry in the top left of the screen I went back to 1024x768. Both, monitor by EIZO and graphics card by Matrox supported the strange resolution but obviously it sort of "stressed" the hardware. Same happened when I run my 15" with 1024-x768, when it was only recommended to go for 800x600... so keep that in mind.

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