These days, technology is getting faster, and computer monitors and screens are getting larger and larger. Now, we have 101-inch TVs, 17-inch laptops, and desktops with multiple monitors. 1024*768 is the lowest resolution that most, if not all monitors support, but that’s really bad. There are a few reasons why you should upgrade to 640*480 pixel resolution:
- 640*480 was the original- All other screen resolutions were cheap copies of this resolution and were produced out of human greed and want
- 640*480 is more compact- I bet that you can fit a 640*480 resolution monitor into an iPhone or BlackBerry Storm. You can’t do that with 1024*768. When technology improves further, a 640*480 resolution monitor can fit easily in the palm of your hands.
- You don’t have to glue together monitors to get 640*480- To get higher resolutions, some people like to hook up adjacent monitors. This is a real hassle and a waste of time. You have to align the monitors, calibrate, and make sure that the color is the same on each monitor. It’s not as easy as it sounds. On the other hand, a 640*480 resolution can be obtained with out gluing together 16 monitors
- It’s the best resolution for people with nearsightedness- On a 1280*1024 monitor, a picture often looks tiny if it’s not very high-res. On a 640*480 monitor, however, the picture will appear much larger, and thus easier to see
- 640*480 = 4:3 aspect ratio- Widescreen monitors were designed to simulate Asian eyesight, and most of you aren’t Asian. 640*480 simulates European vision
- It’s easier to multiply a 3-digit number by another 3-digit number
- Large screens take up too much space and aren’t portable
- Large screens can cost a ton of money
- Large screens are heavy
- Large screens are harder to repair
- Large screens cost too much to repair
- Large screens can kill people- Not so long ago, an infant who was sitting under an HDTV was killed when it fell on the poor baby
- Large screens emit more radiation- Think about it? Which produces more radiation; an iPhone or a huge monitor?
- Large screens are harder to hide and therefore, a target for thieves and burglars
- It takes more time to count the number of pixels on a 1024*768 monitor than it does to count the number of pixels on a 640*480 monitor
If it’s not possible to get such a heavenly 640*480 screen resolution, your next best bet is 800*600. Although that resolution may be only supported on a little bit larger monitors, it’s definitely smaller than the demonic 1024*768 resolutions or worse, 1280*1024 (we don’t even want to talk about anything above that). Make a smart choice. Sometimes smaller is better.