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$130 ASUS X441BA-CBA6A 14" Laptop Computer - HD 720p

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AMD A6-9225 Processor 2.6GHz; 4GB DDR4 RAM; 500GB Hard Drive; AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
https://www.microcenter.com/singl...sku=935486
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Not sure why this is listed as "low resolution." This is 1366 x 768, which is classified as "HD" Not to be confused with a 1080p screen which is FHD. For a budget laptop, this resolution should be more than sufficient.
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It looks like the RAM is upgradeable, and you would do well to swap in a cheap SSD for the hard drive, but either way you're looking at a slow CPU [cpubenchmark.net] (I usually look for a Passmark rating of at least 4000). With an SSD it would probably be bearable, though, for everyday web use and office work. The resolution is still typical for many business laptops and again is fine for everyday use.
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Wow, A6 and new units...barn find?

Okay, let's do the math: +$18 for 4GB DDR4 upgrade, +$20 for 120GB SSD...that's $167. Still locked into AMD A6, though, making value-for-$ sketchy. TU as momputer (at best); at least her ransomware downloads will run slow.
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Because my desktop surpassed this resolution 20+ years ago and my phone surpassed it 6 years ago.
This is classified as HD, which is anything 1360/1366x768 or higher. This would have an aspect ratio of 16:9. Low res or standard would be 4:3.
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It looks like the RAM is upgradeable, and you would do well to swap in a cheap SSD for the hard drive, but either way you're looking at a slow CPU [cpubenchmark.net] (I usually look for a Passmark rating of at least 4000). With an SSD it would probably be bearable, though, for everyday web use and office work. The resolution is still typical for many business laptops and again is fine for everyday use.
The bench mark misses comparison with i3 which looks kind of suspicious to me...
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Very slow CPU. Maybe Linux is you can get the drivers to work.
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This is classified as HD, which is anything 1360/1366x768 or higher. This would have an aspect ratio of 16:9. Low res or standard would be 4:3.
What does aspect ratio have to do with whether it's considered high, low, or standard res? FHD has been the most common resolution for computer screens for what, a decade now? How's that not the line for standard resolution?

OP said it was low res in an attempt to head off the usual "768p, pass" comments. Instead he got you wondering how something called "HD" could also be low res. Newegg has 10 resolutions listed in its filter (for new, newegg sold) for laptops and this is the lowest one.
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What does aspect ratio have to do with whether it's considered high, low, or standard res?
Your low resolution will generally have a 4:3 aspect ratio. Resolution is determined by pixel density. Remember, we are talking screens. If we were talking photos, you could have a photo that was 4:3 and still be high resolution because of it's pixel density.
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Your low resolution will generally have a 4:3 aspect ratio. Resolution is determined by pixel density. Remember, we are talking screens. If we were talking photos, you could have a photo that was 4:3 and still be high resolution because of it's pixel density.
Show me all these 4:3 laptops that are on sale.

Are you also going to claim that iPad pros are low resolution? Those have 4:3 screens.
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Not 4k oled, pass!
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Show me all these 4:3 laptops that are on sale.

Are you also going to claim that iPad pros are low resolution? Those have 4:3 screens.
This isn't a low resolution laptop. It's high resolution based on its specs. 1366x768 is HD. Also, why would I show you 4:3 laptops on sale? That request doesn't even make sense.
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Not sure why this is listed as "low resolution." This is 1366 x 768, which is classified as "HD" Not to be confused with a 1080p screen which is FHD. For a budget laptop, this resolution should be more than sufficient.
768 remains classified as HD to sell more laptops, not because it's HD in any way in the 2019 sense of the word.
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768 remains classified as HD to sell more laptops, not because it's HD in any way in the 2019 sense of the word.
It has always been HD. When 1080 came out, then there was FHD (Full High Def) Now we have UHD or better. It's all HD, and for a budget laptop, no reason that this wouldn't work.
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