Screen resolution confusion

I have one 15.6" laptop with screen resolution 1920 x 1080 as per specification and runs windows 8.1. I find at that resolution texts becomes too small to read and another problem screen looks away from eyes. I have to adjust screen resolution to make text look bigger for work and current resolution is 1360 x 768. These are some queries in this regard.

1) What is the use of 1920 x 1080 screen resolution if you are working only with 1360 x 768?

2) How people read so small letters with 1920 x 1080 resolution or they zoom every time for reading?

3) Whether there will be more screen space in buying larger 24" monitor and using at 1360 x 768 resolution for work?

Thank you.

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Clarification Request
What is the solution?

I still trying to find out how to increase screen space with better readability. I understand more screen space available with larger monitor (24") but with that screen size the same problem will be reading small texts. I have to change resolution to 1360 x 768 for reading texts and this will give same working space like the current 16" monitor.

Is there any solution to this problem?

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Re: screen size

You cannot only play with the resolution, but also with the font size or the zoom percentage. For example, in Word you can set the slider at the bottom right to anything between 14% and 500%. If you use a 24" monitor that you can turn to a portrait orientation, it's quite well possible that using a zoom percentage such that just a full page shows on the screen, you'll find the text good to read.

The advantage of an external monitor is that it can be rotated to portrait mode. That's impossible with the monitor in a laptop.

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Always your choice.

Laptops are mass manufactured so they fit what they think will sell best. Your choices may not match.

Item 2 is easy. Some folk have better vision. Item 3 should be no since it's the same amount of pixels on a bigger screen. Doesn't sound like more screen space to me.

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