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Default Display Resolution ?? - 04-19-2010, 02:00 PM

Hi Everyone!

I have 2 Mini 10v's I purchased last month. One for me with XP and one for my wife with Win 7 starter.

Both came with the internal display set to 1024x600. And both came with a sheet in the box that said the default display resolution should be 1024x576. The sheet says to go to the display icon and choose the 1024x576 option. Neither machine has that as a choice. It is 1024x600 and a lower resolution which I cannot remember at this moment.

So, what gives? Am I doing something wrong? Are they supposed to 1024x600?

Thanks in advance, any help appreciated.

Gene
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Cool 04-19-2010, 02:22 PM

I think that you are better off with 1024x600..I could be wrong but I think its better than 1024x576...also I think the other choice you have might be 800x600 and yours is a higher resolution, the higher 'x by y' the better the resolution, my Mini 10 runs at 1333x768 (HD screen option), my laptop runs at 1440x900 and my desktop at 1900x1200...hope this helps ya.....

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Default 04-19-2010, 03:18 PM

Some 10v's have a 1024x576 screen, some have a 1024x600 screen.

If your Mini 10v only has the choice of 1024x600 and the picture quality is good at 1024x600 (particularly small text), then you probably have a x600 screen and should stick with x600 resolution.


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Default 04-19-2010, 04:20 PM

Thank you both for your reply. I also broke down and called Dell tech support a few minutes ago and they told me that the documentation was outdated and that the computer now had a 1024x600 display. What is really strange is that the documentation is simply a small paper insert that they put in the package which talks about the 1024x576 resolution so you would think that they would simply leave it out of the 600 machines...

But, it does work fine and looks good so I am leaving well enough alone.

Thanks again!
Gene
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Default 04-19-2010, 05:40 PM

glad you're happy......but not for nothing but if you like that display you would simply love the 1366x768 display


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Default 04-19-2010, 06:30 PM

I had that same sheet of paper in mine. I simply assumed the paper was wrong, because if you actually set a 1024x576 hardware display to 1024x600, the results would look truly horrible.

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Default 04-20-2010, 08:39 AM

I got a paper like that in the box of my 10v as well and tried to do what was written just out of curiosity, I could never change my res to that 1024x576 on either of the OS I ve tried so far (xp, ubuntu , ubuntu NR or seven pro)

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Default 04-20-2010, 02:47 PM

The early 10v's had the 1024x576 screens. This was then changed to the netbook 'standard' of 1024x600. I think they went with the smaller resolution to begin with as it gives a perfect 16:9 aspect ratio but changed to the larger res in order to fit in with the rest of the netbook crowd.

For info, they didn't change the physical dimensions between the two screens so the 1024x600 screen has to fit in the 10v screen bezel that was originally designed for a 1024x576 screen. This means the pixels of the 1024x600 screen aren't square as they had to squash 600 vertical pixels into a space designed for 576!. There is a massive thread elsewhere on this forum, do a search for more info if you are interested

(for info I have a 1024x576 screen in my 10v)


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Default 04-20-2010, 06:50 PM

Has anyone tried to upgrade to the 1366x768 screen on a 10v? I'd love to give it a go.
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Default 04-20-2010, 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Toonvox View Post
Has anyone tried to upgrade to the 1366x768 screen on a 10v? I'd love to give it a go.
Yes, and they were unsuccessful. See this thread for more info:

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell...ort-no-go.html
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