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What is the trend in screen resolution and color depth?


Web Statistics and Trends

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Statistics are important information.

W3Schools.com is for people with an interest for web technologies. This fact indicates that the numbers below might not be 100% true for the average internet users. The average internet-user might have a lower screen resolution.

Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files over many years, clearly shows the long term trends.


Screen Resolution Statistics

As of today, 99% of our visitors have a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels or higher:

Date Other high 1920x1080 1366x768 1280x1024 1280x800 1024x768 800x600 Lower
January 2014 34% 13% 31% 8% 7% 6% 0.5% 0.5%
January 2013 36% 11% 25% 10% 8% 9% 0.5% 0.5%
January 2012 35% 8% 19% 12% 11% 13% 1% 1%
January 2011 50% 6%   15% 14% 14% 0% 1%
January 2010 39% 2%   18% 17% 20% 1% 3%
January 2009 57%         36% 4% 3%
January 2008 38%         48% 8% 6%
January 2007 26%         54% 14% 6%
January 2006 17%         57% 20% 6%
January 2005 12%         53% 30% 5%
January 2004 10%         47% 37% 6%
January 2003 6%         40% 47% 7%
January 2002 6%         34% 52% 8%
January 2001 5%         29% 55% 11%
January 2000 4%         25% 56% 15%


Color Depth Statistics

Today, most computers use 24 or 32 bits hardware to display 16,777,216 different colors.

Older computers use 16 bits display hardware, which gives a maximum of 65,536 different colors.

Very old computers use 8 bits color hardware, which gives a maximum of 256 colors.

Date 16,777,216 65,536 256
January 2014 98.5% 1% 0.5%
January 2013 98% 1.5% 0.5%
January 2012 98% 2% 0%
January 2011 97% 3% 0%
January 2010 97% 3% 0%
January 2009 95% 4% 1%
January 2008 90% 8% 2%
January 2007 86% 11% 2%
January 2006 81% 16% 3%
January 2005 72% 25% 3%
January 2004 65% 31% 4%
January 2003 51% 44% 5%
January 2002 43% 50% 7%
January 2001 37% 55% 8%
January 2000 34% 54% 12%

Read more about the display of colors


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