I am planning to buy a new laptop and the model I look for has two different screen resolutions: 1920x1080 and 1600x900. I was looking how can I compare the size of the text / windows on the laptop's screen with external monitors and I found some info on DPI / PPI.
I understand what DPI / PPI is and I have calculated / checked what are the numbers for my monitors and it looks like this:
ext monitor 1920 x 1200 :: 103 PPI new laptop 1600 x 900 :: 118 PPI new laptop 1920 x 1080 :: 141 PPI
I would like to clarify two cases:
- do monitors, with similar PPI draw text / windows of similar size (measurable physical size)? will the difference be just the free space for other windows (small laptop screen vs big external monitor, with similar PPI)?
- external monitor is placed noticable further from my eyes than the laptop so I 'want' the text / windows be a little bigger to see it as clear as these on the laptop's screen, right? then, should I look for the PPI that is a little bigger or smaller (for that external monitor)?
I think, smaller PPI value for external monitor will give ma a little bigger text / windows size. Am I correct?