Screen Resolution and Aspect Ratios: What does this mean for your Toughbook?

Posted by Austin Potter on 8th Jan 2016

What is screen resolution?

Simply put, screen resolution is usually quoted as width x height and is measured in pixels. Every Toughbook will have a specific screen resolution. There are three main resolutions: XGA (1024 x 768), WXGA (1280 x 800) and HD (1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720).

What is aspect ratio?

The way our eye perceives display resolution (sharpness) is affected by a number of factors, one of which is called aspect ratio. This is the display screen’s physical shape. There are two common aspect ratios, 4:3 (square) and 16:9 (widescreen).

What does this mean for your Toughbook?

Panasonic’s Fully-rugged Toughbooks like the CF-19, CF-30 and CF-31 all have 4:3 aspect ratios with varying screen resolutions. The semi-rugged and business-rugged Toughbooks offer up to HD screen resolutions with 16:9 aspect ratios.

In the video below, we compare and contrast the displays of several popular Toughbook models including the CF-31, CF-53 and more.

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