I've been looking to replace my current laptop 14" (1440x900 resolution) with a new one.
But it seems most new 14" laptops are stuck to 1366x768 resolutions max???
What happened to the higher resolutions?
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It really comes down to cost a 1366x768 display is cheaper than one with more pixels, less pixels = less cost, and thats the bottom line for
most all PC manufactures. Unfortunately the market does not demand nor supply a great choice of 14" laptops with higher screen resolutions, since they are not everywhere. You average PC buyer is unfortuatly thinking "Why would I want a $600-800 laptop with a high res screen when I can get a 15" laptop with a 1366x768 screen for $499." If your looking for higher than 1366 x 768, it going to be an optional build to order item at best that you are going to have to select and search for from optional features available on various notebooks.
Higher resolution displays are generally reserved as add ons to more premium laptops. Eg in the Dell case, only their higher end business laptops such as the Lattitude series even offer better than 1366 x 768 in a 13" /14" form factor. The Dell Latitude E5420 was the only Dell laptop to offer a higher resolution option of 1600 x 900 for $50 more.