I need a netbook, why does no-one seem to care about resolution?

  kp9111 04:16 12 May 2012
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Hi, I need a netbook to run Linux from as it's main OS, as a 'side' machine if you will. However, I'm a bit of a resolution freak, and can't handle the wealth of low-res screens out there. I am looking for a netbook that gives 1366x768 or something of that HD quality that is under 300 pounds, but most shops don't let you search by resolution! If anyone knows of one, hit me up as I am pulling my hair out with choice and decision making amidst my end of year exams ! Cheers!

  The Kestrel 09:06 12 May 2012

Not a netbook, but this Acer mini laptop with 11.6" screen has the resolution you require and is just over £300. http://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/96383-acer-aspire-722-116-inch-mini-laptop-amd-dual-core-4gb-ram-500-gb-hdd-4717276516666.html

  interzone55 09:11 12 May 2012

The netbook format was defined by Intel and Microsoft. The screens are a uniform 1024 x 600 in an effort to keep costs down, as a higher resolution 10" screen would have been very expensive when netbooks were first launched.

  dms_05 11:04 12 May 2012

I use my MSI Wind U100 netbook to power my 1920 x 1080 screen (22"). However the native resolution on the built in screen is that set by Intel/MS. The Intel graphics included will give very high resolutions on external monitors. As the MSI only cost £148 it's a real bargain and I use it more than my Tablet.

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