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DPI (Fineness) of Displays

You can learn the fineness of the resolution in relation to the display size from the values of the following table.
The values are indicated in DPI (= dots per inch).

Following images show the relative display size and how much "space" remains at the screen with Windows XP (with the standard setting of 96 DPI).

size comparison of different displays
size comparison of different displays

Table of Resolution/Size

Inch Pixel H Pixel V Pixel DPI Type Type Manufacturer
7 800 480 384.000 133 15:9 WVGA / WGA Asus EeePC 701
7,2 1280 768 983.040 207,3 16:10 WXGA Toshiba Libretto U100
8 1600 768 1.228.800 225 21:10 WXGA+ Sony VGN-P
8,4 800 600 480.000 119,0 4:3 SVGA Motion
8,9 1024 600 614.400 133,4 16:10 WSVGA FSC, Dialouge
8,9 1280 800 1.024.000 168 15:9 WXGA Gigabyte M912K
10,1 1024 576 589.824 117 16:9 WSVGA HP, Lenovo
10,1 1024 600 614.400 118 16:10 WSVGA 10" Netbooks
10,1 1280 720 921.600 145 16:9 HD 720p Acer Aspire One 532h
10,1 1366 768 1.049.088 156 16:9 WXGA Dell Inspiron Mini 10, HP Mini 5101
10,2 1024 600 614.400 117 16:10 WSVGA 10" Netbooks
10,4 1024 768 786.432 123,1 4:3 XGA Panasonic
10,6 1280 768 983.040 140,8 16:10 WXGA Amoi, FSC, Aceratec
11,1 1366 768 1.049.088 141,2 16:10 WXGA Sony
11,6 1366 768 1.049.088 135 16:9 WXGA Acer, Asus, Lenovo, HP, Medion, Samsung
12 1024 768 786.432 105,8 4:3 XGA Acer, Asus, Averatec, FSC, HP, IBM Lenovo, LG, Motion, Panasonic, Terra, Toshiba
12 1400 1050 1.470.000 144 4:3 SXGA+ Thinkpad X60t
12,1 1280 768 983.040 123,4 16:10 WXGA Samsung
12,1 1280 800 1.024.000 124,7 16:10 WXGA Acer, Amoi, Asus, Cebop, FSC, MSI, Nexoc
12,1 1440 900 1.296.000 140 16:10 WXGA+ Lenovo X200s/ X201s
12,1 1400 1050 1.470.000 144,6 16:10 SXGA+ Toshiba M200, M400
13,1 1366 768 1.049.088 120 16:9 WXGA Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN/B
13,1 1600 900 1.440.000 140 16:9 WXGA++ / WSXGA Sony Vaio VGN-Z
13,3 1024 768 786.432 96,2 4:3 XGA FSC, Panasonic
13,3 1280 768 983.040 112,2 16:10 WXGA Benq
13,3 1280 800 1.024.000 113,5 16:10 WXGA Asus, Averatec, Sony
13,3 1366 768 1.049.088 118 16:9 WXGA HP, Dell, Lenovo
14 1024 768 786.432 90,8 4:3 XGA Acer, Benq, FSC, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Nexoc, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba
14 1366 768 1.049.088 112 16:9 WXGA Acer
14 1400 1050 1.470.000 124,1 4:3 SXGA+ FSC, IBM, Sony, Toshiba
14 1600 900 1.440.000 131 16:9 HD+ 900p/ WXGA++ HP 6440
14,1 1280 768 983.040 105,9 16:10 WXGA Benq, Samsung, Toshiba
14,1 1280 800 1.024.000 107,1 16:10 WXGA Acer, Asus, FSC, LG, MSI, Sony
14,1 1440 900 1.296.000 120,4 16:10 WXGA+ LG
15 1024 768 786.432 85,3 4:3 XGA Acer, Asus, Benq, Cebop, FSC, HP, IBM, Maxdata, MSI, Nexoc, Samsung, Terra, Toshiba
15 1280 800 1.024.000 100,6 16:10 WXGA Benq, Yakumo
15 1280 1024 1.310.720 109,3 4:3 XGA+ IBM Lenovo
15 1400 1050 1.470.000 116,7 4:3 SXGA+ Acer, Asus, FSC, HP, IBM, LG, Maxdata, Samsung, Toshiba
15 1440 1050 1.512.000 118,8 4:3 SXGA+ Maxdata
15 1600 1200 1.920.000 133,3 4:3 UXGA FSC, IBM, Panasonic
15,4 1024 768 786.432 83,1 4:3 XGA Maxdata
15,4 1200 800 960.000 93,7 16:10 WXGA Asus
15,4 1280 768 983.040 96,9 16:10 WXGA LG
15,4 1280 800 1.024.000 98,0 16:10 WXGA Acer, Asus, Benq, Cebop, FSC, HP, IBM, LG, MSI, Nexoc, Samsung, Sony, Terra, Toshiba, Yakumo
15,4 1440 900 1.296.000 110 16:10 WXGA+ Apple
15,4 1680 1050 1.764.000 128,6 16:10 WSXGA+ Acer, Asus, FSC, HP, IBM/Lenovo, LG, MSI, Nexoc, Samsung
15,4 1680 1200 2.016.000 134,1 16:10 WSXGA+ Acer Extensa 4102WLMi
15,4 1920 1200 2.304.000 147,0 16:10 WUXGA FSC, HP
15,6 1366 768 1.049.088 100 16:9 WXGA  
15,6 1600 900 1.440.000 117 16:9 HD+ 900p/ WXGA++ HP, Lenovo, Toshiba
15,6 1920 1080 2.073.600 141 16:9 HD 1080p Lenovo, HP
16 1366 768 1.049.088 98 16:9 WXGA  
16 1920 1080 2.073.600 138 16:9 HD 1080p  
16,4 1600 900 1.440.000 112 16:9 WXGA++ / WSXGA  
16,4 1920 1080 2.073.600 134 16:9 HD 1080p  
17,1 1440 900 1.296.000 99,9 16:10 WXGA+ Acer, Asus, FSC, HP, LG, MSI, Nexco, Samsung, Sony, Terra, Toshiba, Yakumo
17,1 1440 990 1.425.600 102,8 16:10 WXGA+ Asus, Toshiba
17,1 1680 1050 1.764.000 116,5 16:10 WSXGA+ Asus, HP, LG, MSI, Nexoc, Toshiba
17,1 1920 1200 2.304.000 133,2 16:10 WUXGA FSC, Sony, Wortmann Terra, Toshiba
17,3 1600 900 1.440.000 106 16:9 HD+ 900p/ WXGA++ Asus, Acer, HP, MSI, Samsung, Toshiba
17,3 1920 1080 2.073.600 127 16:9 HD 1080p Sony VPC-EC
18,4 1680 945 1.587.600 104 16:9 HD+  
18,4 1920 1080 2.073.600 119 16:9 HD 1080p Clevo
19 1440 900 1.296.000 89 16:10 WXGA+  
19 1680 1050 1.764.000 104,3 16:10 WSXGA+ Samsung M70
20 1680 1050 1.764.000 99,1 16:10 WSXGA+ Acer Aspire 9802

Comment

Starting from approximately 110 DPI a display is for most users (with operating systems, which make the representation size dependent on the resolution, like Windows XP) too finely resolved (representation too small).

High DPI values especially are an advantage for the handling with images and tasks of programming (much place at the screen). In addition it must be considered with laptops, that the user sits usually much nearer at the screen (because of the close, fixed keyboard).

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Author: Klaus Hinum, 2006-08- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)