640 x 480VGA(Video Graphics Array)The base resolution of the first PCs from the 1980’s
800 x 600SVGA(Super Video Graphics Array)
1024 x 768XGA(eXtended Graphics Array)
1280 x 1024SXGA(Super eXtended Graphics Array)
1400 x 1050SXGA+(Super eXtended Graphics Array Plus)
1680 x 1050WSXGA+(Wide Super eXtended Graphics Array Plus)Most monitors between 20 and 23 inches are this resolution
1920 x 1080Full HDThis is the resolution of Full HD movies. Most high-end HD TVs can manage this resolution, but beware that many ‘HD-ready’ labels do not mean the TV is this resolution. For TVs it’s best to ensure you have ‘Full HD’ or ‘HD 1080p’This resolution is becoming increasingly common for computer monitors.
1920 x 1200WUXGA(Wide Ultra eXtended Graphics Array)Many 24” monitors are this resolution. It allows full HD movies to be played with space under for movie controls. For document editing it’s significantly better than Full HD, being 120 pixels taller.
2560 x 1600WQXGA(Wide Quad eXtended Graphics Array)A few large 30 inch monitors are available supporting this resolution, such as the Apple Cinema 30” and Dell UltraSharp 30” models. These requires a high-and graphics card and usually dual DVI connections from card to monitor.