Screen resolution problem
February 28, 2007 12:45 PM Subscribe
Help me understand a screen resolution problem. I just got a brand new lenovo t60 laptop which came with an ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 graphics card. The resolution it came out of the box with is 1400X1050 which when I set it to 32bit color depth looks great. However, if I change the resolution to 1280X1024 which is my ideal one, it looks like utter shit!
posted by postergeist to computers & internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The screen fonts and everything are totally blurry and not as bright. I called IBM and the technician says that basically this is a common problem with LCD monitors and that they are designed to be optimal at only a certain resolution. if you change that resolution you get poor results.
This answer doest satisfy me however...I have a thinkpad that i'm working on right now that changes resolutions just fine, not to mention my computer at home does as well. At times on other computers, messing with the refresh rate improves results but this screen has only one (60hz).
Can someone explain why this would happen? Also, I once bought an ATI card for my desktop and immediately returned it for the same reasons after not being able to figure out why it just didnt look sharp. Also, it has a wierd way of displaying fonts.. dont really know how to explain it other than to say that everything looks totally different than it does on any other computers I have ever owned. Almost like the fonts are different but in reality they are the same. Does ATI interpret graphics in some different way?