Laptop displays are getting bigger. In fact, they’re getting a lot bigger. Not long ago, the average laptop had a display that was just 13 inches. Today, the average is closer to 15 inches, and some laptops have displays 17 inches or even larger.
Here we’ll explore the trend toward larger laptop displays, the reasons, and what it means for users.
Why the Sudden Interest in Larger Laptop Displays?
There are several reasons. For one, we simply have more information to display than ever before. With the advent of high-definition video and complex web applications, we need all the screen real estate we can get.
In addition, larger displays are more comfortable to work with. They reduce eye strain and allow us to see more of our work at a glance. This is especially important for users who spend long hours in front of their computers.
Below are some trends that show larger displays are the future.
Growing Demand for Larger Laptop displays
From 2020 to 2027, the worldwide market for dual-screen laptops is expected to increase by a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3.9% from 2019’s valuation of USD 2.4 billion.
As the average person’s working day increasingly includes time spent in front of a laptop (over seven hours), it’s no surprise that larger laptop displays are in high demand. Not only do they provide more space for working on multiple documents or browsing the web, but they also allow for a better viewing experience when watching videos or working with images.
‘Resolution’ Makes It Sharper and Clear
A few years ago, it was common for laptop displays to have a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Today, the most popular resolution is 1920×1080 pixels, and some high-end laptops have displays of 2560×1440 pixels or QUAD HD and 3840 x 2160 (4K). With more pixels, you can fit more information on the screen, so you don’t have to scroll as much.
Why Size Matters
Not only do larger screens give you more screen space to work with, but they also make it easier to fit more content on the screen. This is especially important for creative professionals who need to be able to see large amounts of content at once, such as video editors and graphic designers.
The Bottom Line
While smaller laptops are more portable and easier to carry around, the larger displays provide a better experience for users. The larger screen size allows more information to be displayed at once and makes it easier to see what you’re working on.
The increased resolution of the newer, larger displays makes text and images look sharper and more precise. For these reasons, larger laptop displays will likely continue to be popular.
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