Scaled LCD Resolution

My laptop’s display has a native resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels.

Native 1280 x 800

When I select a different display resolution, it is stretched to fit the screen. This may distort the aspect ratio. It also looks like crap.

Stretched 800 x 600

Scaled modes are available. These preserve proportion, but they still look like crap.

Scaled 800 x 600

Why not use an exact subsection of the screen? I don’t think my display can do this, but it seems like the most logical solution. Who wants the crappy scaling?

Centered 800 x 600

Are there any LCD monitors that work like this?

Posted on Wednesday, July 4th, 2007. Tags: .