Stats on percentage of desktop and laptop computers with high resolution monitors



  • Mobile phones and tablets nowadays all come with high-resolution (pixel density) screens. New Apple computers come with at least 218 pixels/inch.

    – Does anyone know the percentage of desktop and laptop computer monitors currently (2022) being used that have a high resolution?

    – The reason behind the question is among other how much one should care about selecting fonts that are optimized for low resolution screens (think Verdana, Georgia, etc) or not care that much at all about fonts that traditionally have not been recommended for screen use (think high contrast fonts such as Bodoni) today.

    With variable fonts you could also fine tune the stroke thickness which could only be seen if you have more pixels.

    – Monitors with a high pixel density open potentially up for a UI-design that could contain more detailed interface graphics than before.



  • I found this resource quite useful. https://gs.statcounter.com/screen-resolution-stats

    You can filter by the different screen resolutions: enter image description here

    Or you could filter by desktop or laptop: enter image description here

    And even by regions and years: enter image description here




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