Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Is 1600x1200 on 14" display ok?
- On Tuesday 01 October 2002 11:03, vitaliano02 wrote:
> Hi,I have a 15" 1600x1200 Ultrasharp display and it is excellent, but I'm not
> I found a nice offer for a Dell i4150 with a 14" UXGA display
> (1600x1200 resolution).
> I would like to install RedHat on it and I am afraid that with such a
> resolution text will be unreadable (at least with default X
> I went through previous posted messages on related subjects but I am a
> bit confused.
> It is enough to increase DPI and/or change the font size? What about
> the icons? I have been told that now RH allows to use small/large
> font/icons like in Windows but I haven't found this option up to
> version 7.2 at least.
sure if I'd like that resolution on a 14" display, especially if it isn't
Most apps, Knode / Kmail / etc have options to alter the font size.
> Alternatively, does the screen looks ok with a "forced" lowerA forced lower resolution is not likely to look good. 800x600 on a 1600x1200
> resolution? I have been told it does but that is opposite to my past
> experience with LCD terminals.
would probably be ok since there's 2 LCDs per pixel as it were, but what a
waste :) Otherwise, it's not a great idea.
> Any helps (solutions and problems found) would be very welcome.If the price is right I'd buy it and worry about the fonts later. YMMV
> Thank you,
> PS: by the way, a lower resolution display, like 1400x1050 would cost
> me more (strange but true for such a Dell offer)..