I know this is kind of a specific question so if nobody knows it's fine. Does anybody know if the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 has better resolution cockpit screens like PFD and ND? ( For the Airbus A320 I also mean the new screens like some A320 have more circular cockpit screens and the new ones are more square and look more defined

Here's the new screens, well it's not new but it's better New Screens Here is the more circular screen Old Screens

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    $\begingroup$ I made edits to the title, but I also recommend that you also crop the pictures so that the pictures only (or relevant labels) are visible. Simply attempting to ascertain which picture refers to to plane was quite difficult. $\endgroup$
    – Jihyun
    Commented May 8, 2018 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ Which 737? There's three different 737 generations with different displays, the Classic, NG and MAX. The new screens you refer to on the A320 is called the EIS2, which are LCD versus the CRT of the EIS1. $\endgroup$
    – user71659
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 2:15
  • $\begingroup$ By better resolution screen do you simply mean higher resolution or are you looking for a higher pixel density? $\endgroup$ Commented May 10, 2018 at 14:16

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B737NG DUs (Display Unit) have a resolution of 1152x1152, as per the maintenance manual. The display size is 18x18cm, making it around 163 PPI.

I have found a source that claims A320 PFD has a resolution of 768x768 and the display size is 158mmx158mm, making it around 123.4 PPI.

I imagine B737 MAX is using the same 15.1" display as the B787. In this case, the resolution is 1400x1050, and the PPI would be around 116 PPI.

  • $\begingroup$ Of course 737-NG is some 10 years newer than A320, so using slightly better screens are to be expected. $\endgroup$
    – Jan Hudec
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ Actually, the displays on the 737NG are probably roughly the same as for the B777, so they are not that new. Add to that, the first A320 with LCD display units was produced in 2009, whereas before that, the A320s were equipped with CRT displays. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:11
  • $\begingroup$ They are not that new, but still a couple of years newer than A320. Yes, I know A320 was originally CRTs, and thought they didn't want to change the resolution when switching to the LCDs to avoid having touch the software, but than I realised they touched the software anyway, because the newer version comes with somewhat simplified symbology. $\endgroup$
    – Jan Hudec
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ I wonder where one could get those square LCD panels. They'd make a wonderful HAL-9000-like workstation. $\endgroup$
    – rbanffy
    Commented Oct 22, 2018 at 10:09
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    $\begingroup$ That's cheating, @Emile. $\endgroup$
    – rbanffy
    Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 11:54

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