What is SCREEN RESOLUTION?
The whatis.com Web Site:
is the number of pixels (individual points of color) contained on
a display monitor, expressed in terms of the number of pixels on
the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis. The sharpness
of the image on a display depends on the resolution and the size
of the monitor. The same pixel resolution will be sharper on a smaller
monitor and gradually lose sharpness on larger monitors because
the same number of pixels are being spread out over a larger number
A given computer
display system will have a maximum resolution that depends on its
physical ability to focus light (in which case the physical dot
size - the dot pitch - matches the pixel size) and usually several
lesser resolutions. For example, a display system that supports
a maximum resolution of 1280 by 1023 pixels may also support 1024
by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 resolutions. Note that on a given
size monitor, the maximum resolution may offer a sharper image but
be spread across a space too small to read well.
the book: Computers In Your Future, Third Edition
By: Marilyn Meyer, Roberta Baber,
and Bryan Pfaffenberger.
Published by Prentice Hall, © 1999.
A measurement, usually expressed in linear dots per inch (dpi)
both horizontally and vertically, of the sharpness of an image generated
by an output device such as a monitor or a printer.
smallest picture element that a device can display and out of which
the displayed image is constructed.
RULE TO REMEMBER...if you're NEW to all this:
SCREEN RESOLUTION =
SCREEN RESOLUTION = LOWER
CHANGING SCREEN RESOLUTION:
on the button below that corresponds with your Operating System,
to view a STEP-BY- STEP GUIDE for changing YOUR screen resolution.
Enhance your viewing to best suit your needs!.
here for directions for Windows Operating System.
here for directions for Macintosh Operating System.