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Stat Counter finds that 1366 x 768 is now the #1 choice

For many years now 1024 x 768 has remained the most popular computer screen resolution with website developers always needing to ensure that the sites they’re working on will accomodate that resolution first and foremost.

However, the latest statistics shared out by StatCounter show that this oldschool 4:3 aspect resolution is no longer the dominant resolution in the computing realm with 1366 x 768 having now taken over.

Meanwhile, the resolutions that enthusiasts and gamers more commonly use these days still have only single digit market-share with 1920 x 1080 and 1680 x 1050 being under 5% each.

It is most probable that the reason for the 1366 x 768 resolution to have taken first place is due to highly accelerated sales growth in the notebook market over recent years as well as the resolution being a popular choice for entry-level PC monitor buyers.

There’s an interactive screen resolution stats graph located here, while StatCounter’s official press release that was issued out as a screen resolution alert for Web Devs can be read here.

KitGuru says: It’s hard to believe after so many years that 1024 has remained the primary resolution used, but then we aren’t your average Joes in this space. With that said, certainly the 1366 rise makes sense when looking at how many low budget notebooks are out there running that resolution natively these days.

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