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Fire HD 10 7th Gen - Display Seems Like 1280x800, Not 1920x1200?

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    Fire HD 10 7th Gen - Display Seems Like 1280x800, Not 1920x1200?

    Hi,

    I just purchased a Fire HD 10 7th Generation from Amazon (Warehouse Deals).

    It's pretty clearly a 7th Generation (e.g. the settings say that it is, it weighs slightly over 500g).

    However, the screen seems to be 1280x800. Using the Silk browser, websites report the screen as 1280x800 (or 1280x622, accounting for the space not usable by a webpage on the top). Using an RDP (remote desktop) app and connecting to a server, it doesn't show the full 1920x1080 screen. I tested a 1280x800 image on a webpage, which displays fully. A 1920x1200 image in a browser requires scrolling (only about 2/3rds of the width shows up).

    Am I missing something here? Is there any way to verify the actual screen resolution?
    -Scott

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    I'm not quite with you??? The numbers you are quoting are the number of pixels from one screen,edge to the other, the resolution, ie how,sharp the image is, is derived from the pixel density, ie how many pixels per inch , ie the smaller the screen is for your 1920 pixels the greater the pixels per inch, the better resolution/ defintion. You won't get 1 920 pixels if you only measure part of the screen, you will get only the pixels contained in that smaller area

    What is it you expect the fire to do that it doesn't ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobo View Post
    I'm not quite with you??? The numbers you are quoting are the number of pixels from one screen,edge to the other, the resolution, ie how,sharp the image is, is derived from the pixel density, ie how many pixels per inch , ie the smaller the screen is for your 1920 pixels the greater the pixels per inch, the better resolution/ defintion. You won't get 1 920 pixels if you only measure part of the screen, you will get only the pixels contained in that smaller area

    What is it you expect the fire to do that it doesn't ?
    The specs for the 2017 10" (7th generation) say that there are 1920 pixels across by 1200 down (224 ppi). Mine is reporting to websites that it has 1280 by 800 ( which happen to be the exact specs of the 2015). And my testing shows that the screen is acting as 1280x800 (e.g. If you show a 1280x800 image it takes up the full screen).

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    But you not allowing for the space the web site takes up displaying your image.what did it say on the box it came in?
    There are multiple utilities that will give you the spec of your machine including the pixels. I'm not sure if they are on the store or if you need to side load them, one such is cpu - z which also gives the pixel density

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    I think I have discovered the problem.

    I think that the Silk browser lies: it tells websites that the display size is 1280x800 (which the 2015 version was) so that websites are guaranteed(ish) to display the exact same webpage to a 2017 Fire HD 10 as a 2015 Fire HD 10. And then Silk does its magic and makes everything fit onto the screen the same as it would if it were on the 2015 Fire HD 10. So a 1920x1200 image requires scrolling on the 2017 (since it would require scrolling on a 2015), but a 1280x800 image fits nearly perfectly (since it would on a 2015).

    To accomplish this, images will be slightly distorted.

    I found this out because Silk lets you double-tapping the screen will toggle between two versions of a picture/webpage: one that simulates 1280x800 (making the page and pictures on it appear a bit bigger) and one that is really 1920x1200. I was seeing the simulated 1280x800 version, so a 1920x1200 image would need to be scrolled -- but by double-tapping, I now can see the original 1920x1200 image (which takes up about the full screen without needing to scroll), without any distortion (a loupe shows that each pixel appears properly).

    The one mystery is why RDP seemed to be 1280x800, but it is now properly doing 1920x1200. Perhaps the OS update took care of that, or perhaps I just imagined that piece.

 

 

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