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WXGA vs. WSXGA is there a difference?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by adamm321, Feb 18, 2008.

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  1. adamm321

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    Looking at Lenovo computers, they offer both the WXGA and WSXGA monitor, one is more expensive.
    Their explanation of the SXGA is that it is higher resolution and but it claims to be more readable in sunlight conditions.

    Anyone have experience with the WSXGA monitor?

    Thanks,
    adam
     
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  3. adamm321

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    Buck,

    You are right. I do use Google a lot, but could certainly use it more. I don't always find that I am really good at thinking of the right terms so I am disappointed with my results sometimes. I have already learned two good searches from these forums.. ' * Explained' and '* vs *'.

    Would be happy for any more Google searching tips.

    :)
    adam
     
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    You are right that they are different resolutions, and resolution is the ONLY thing those designations are referring to. Otherwise there is no difference between these, all other things being equal. The WXGA screen could be very easy to read in bright light while the WSXGA screen is impossible, or the reverse could be true as well (although it's more likely that the WSXGA screen is better since it is generally more expensive). Brightness, contrast ratio, glare protection, and viewing angles are what make screens readable in different lighting conditions, not resolutions. "Easier to read in bright sunlight" might mean it has a brighter backlight or it might mean nothing at all. Marketing departments have a way of pulling benefits out of "thin air" to use a politically correct term.
     
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