Why do 21.5' and 23' etc.. monitors all have same resolution

MiloSx7

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This has been bugging me for a while...

Why do 21.5', 23', 24' etc monitors all have 1920x1080 resolution?

If 23' monitor has 1920x1080 resolution wouldn't it be logical that the 24' has a higher resolution? And the 21.5' smaller one?

I wish to buy monitor but not soo big since my pc isn't as good to run newer stuff on high res anyway, and I am really confused which one to buy since they all have the same resolution...
 

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The biggest reason for the dominance of 1920x1080 is that it's 1080p at a 16:9 ratio, the same resolution as full HD television, and is what most panels are made to do at the bare minimum nowadays. You can always run a 1080p monitor at a different resolution, but you're going to get weird aliasing unless it scales well (960x540 is half 1080p, for example and will scale nicely).

Also, it makes life easier for content creators (games, movies, shows, etc) if you only have to produce for a few aspect ratios (three, really, 4:3, 16:9, and 21:9, with that last one really mainly used for film).
 

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And that is why I would not even slightly recommend anything higher than 1080p - Not enough support and plus, it just over the top (You can only have a certain amount of PPI)
 

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Depends on screen size, the highest I'll go with 1080p is 24", anything higher has to have a higher resolution or I start seeing individual pixels. I don't like having a larger screen of the same resolution when there are plenty of small screens that offer the same resolution.
 

MiloSx7

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Maybe I didn't put the question right.
My old LCD monitor had 19" (1440x900 (16:10) res), I've also seen some in the shop, 18.5" and they all have 1366x768 resolution,
Hmm.. Now I'm confused even more... Does it have something to do with aspect ratio?
Or... Even better: Will games run better on 1920x1080 21.5" monitor since it is smaller than the 23" monitor with the same resolution? That's whats confusing me. If maximal resolution for 21.5" monitor is 1920x1080 then does that mean that pixels stretch on a 23" monitor?...Eh... sorry I couldn't explain any better
 

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No games will not run any better/worse on a 15" 1920x1080 or on a 27" 1920x1080 it will run exacly the same.

Only different as mentioned before is that if you go like 27"+ with same resulution you may start to see like pixels because its too stretched, it wont really looks stretched so no need to worry.

its like tv's most tvs are like 40"+ and they all run at 720p or even 1080p wich is 1920x1080p as that is what full hd is.

the only different is how big a screen you want so if you want a 19" or a 27" its up to you and you can still get 1080p all the same.
 

MiloSx7

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Oh my... I was so stupid that I couldn't realize that the size of every individual pixel varies from different sizes of the monitor. So answer to my question is: If a monitor is 24" then pixel sizes are bigger, so no image stretching. Pixels are just bigger. So I guess it doesn't matter which monitor I take, though I'll go with smaller one figuring smaller the pixels = better the quality (I wont be able to see the pixels because they are too big, etc...) Or I am wrong ?
 

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A smaller screen will make the pixels smaller, so stuff like aliasing (which somewhat depends on your PPI) will be less severe with smaller screens, and a smaller screen will let you see more in the same field of view.

I'd say go as low as you can without needing to squint your eyes or move your head to read desktop text.
 

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Yes it does not matter that much normaly if you go with 1920x1080 i wouls suggest a 24" screen above that as i said you may notice pixels. but 23" 24" are the most popular monitor sizes.

If you go with a 27" or bigger 1080p is still fine but i would suggest 1440p and up.

I myself run 3 27" 1080p monitors all from asus 2 of them are ips and i have no problem at all as the images etc would look bad or games in any ways.
 

MiloSx7

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Fine. Thanks for explaining this to me guys. I think that now I understand more about monitors and would consider this info when I'm buying one. I'll just wait a couple of months more to expand my knowledge. I don't like buying stuff and regretting it later
This is pretty much solved. Have a nice day!
 

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