16:10 Aspect Ratio Calculator Explained

By Last updated: July 03, 2023

16:10 Aspect Ratio Calculator

What is a 16:10 aspect ratio?

The 16:10 aspect ratio is among the most popular display ratios used in premium computer monitors, laptops, and tablets. This ratio is slightly taller than the more popular 16:9 aspect ratio used for everyday displays and video content.

16:9 vs 16:10 aspect ratio
16:9 vs 16:10 aspect ratio

Its increased screen height makes it ideal for tasks requiring more vertical space, such as writing, coding, and designing.

The aspect ratio has a standard format of 16:10 or W:H, where W is the width and H is the height of an image, screen, or container. In digital space, the measurement unit is in pixels. You can pronounce it "sixteen-by-ten" or "sixteen-to-ten" aspect ratio.

16 by 10 ratio formula

You can use the sixteen-by-ten ratio formula to check whether an image or display has a 16:10 aspect ratio. To do this, you must determine the width and height of your image, video, or screen in either centimeters, inches, or pixels. After that, you divide the width by the height. If the result is 1.6, then it has the 16:10 aspect ratio.

$$\frac{Width}{Height} = 1.6$$

Example 1: Check if the Samsung Tab S9 has a 16 by 10 aspect ratio.

Galaxy Tab S9 Family
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Family

According to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 specification[1], the tablet has dimensions of 2,560 pixels in screen width and 1,600 in screen height. To check its ratio, we can use the following formula and solution.

${Ratio} = \frac{Width}{Height} = \frac{2,560}{1,600} = 1.6$

Since the ratio equals 1.6, the tablet has a 16:10 aspect ratio display.

Common 16:10 resolutions

Here are the 16:10 resolutions you frequently find on monitors, laptops, and tablets.[2]

WidthHeightPixel CountStandard
1,2808001,024,000WXGA
1,4409001,296,000WXGA+
1,6801,0501,764,000WSXGA+
1,9201,2002,304,000WUXGA
2,5601,6004,096,000WQXGA
3,8402,4009,216,000WQUXGA
Table 1: common resolutions of 16 by 10 content and display.

Scaling a 16:10 aspect ratio

To scale up or down a 16/10 aspect ratio image and screen resolution. You must identify your desired width or height. To find the height, divide the width by 1.6, and to find the width, multiply the height by 1.6.

$${Width} = {Height} \times 1.6$$
$${Height} = \frac{Width}{1.6}$$

Example 2: Calculating a new screen height.

For instance, suppose you wish to enhance the gaming experience of your low-power gaming PC by reducing the screen width of your 1920 x 1200 monitor to 960 pixels. And, you want to know which new height value will perfectly scale to the monitor's display.

Solutions

Before calculating the new height, you first need to calculate the original ratio value:

${Ratio} = \frac{Width}{Height} = \frac{1,920}{1,200} = 1.6$

By knowing the desired width and ratio, you can calculate the target height by using the following formula and solution:

${New Height} = \frac{Width}{Ratio} = \frac{960}{1.6} = 600$
16 by 10 scaling
16:10 aspect ratio scaling

Common 16:10 screen sizes

Here are the width, height, and diagonal of various 16:10 image, video, or screen sizes in inches and centimeters.

DiagonalWidthHeight
1″
2.54 cm
0.85″
2.15 cm
0.53″
1.35 cm
2″
5.08 cm
1.7″
4.31 cm
1.06″
2.69 cm
3″
7.62 cm
2.54″
6.46 cm
1.59″
4.04 cm
4″
10.16 cm
3.39″
8.62 cm
2.12″
5.38 cm
5″
12.7 cm
4.24″
10.77 cm
2.65″
6.73 cm
6″
15.24 cm
5.09″
12.92 cm
3.18″
8.08 cm
7″
17.78 cm
5.94″
15.08 cm
3.71″
9.42 cm
8″
20.32 cm
6.78″
17.23 cm
4.24″
10.77 cm
9″
22.86 cm
7.63″
19.39 cm
4.77″
12.12 cm
10″
25.4 cm
8.48″
21.54 cm
5.3″
13.46 cm
11″
27.94 cm
9.33″
23.69 cm
5.83″
14.81 cm
12″
30.48 cm
10.18″
25.85 cm
6.36″
16.15 cm
13″
33.02 cm
11.02″
28 cm
6.89″
17.5 cm
14″
35.56 cm
11.87″
30.15 cm
7.42″
18.85 cm
15″
38.1 cm
12.72″
32.31 cm
7.95″
20.19 cm
16″
40.64 cm
13.57″
34.46 cm
8.48″
21.54 cm
17″
43.18 cm
14.42″
36.62 cm
9.01″
22.89 cm
18″
45.72 cm
15.26″
38.77 cm
9.54″
24.23 cm
19″
48.26 cm
16.11″
40.92 cm
10.07″
25.58 cm
20″
50.8 cm
16.96″
43.08 cm
10.6″
26.92 cm
21″
53.34 cm
17.81″
45.23 cm
11.13″
28.27 cm
22″
55.88 cm
18.66″
47.39 cm
11.66″
29.62 cm
23″
58.42 cm
19.5″
49.54 cm
12.19″
30.96 cm
24″
60.96 cm
20.35″
51.69 cm
12.72″
32.31 cm
25″
63.5 cm
21.2″
53.85 cm
13.25″
33.65 cm
26″
66.04 cm
22.05″
56 cm
13.78″
35 cm
27″
68.58 cm
22.9″
58.16 cm
14.31″
36.35 cm
28″
71.12 cm
23.74″
60.31 cm
14.84″
37.69 cm
29″
73.66 cm
24.59″
62.46 cm
15.37″
39.04 cm
30″
76.2 cm
25.44″
64.62 cm
15.9″
40.39 cm
32″
81.28 cm
27.14″
68.93 cm
16.96″
43.08 cm
34″
86.36 cm
28.83″
73.23 cm
18.02″
45.77 cm
40″
101.6 cm
33.92″
86.16 cm
21.2″
53.85 cm
42″
106.68 cm
35.62″
90.46 cm
22.26″
56.54 cm
43″
109.22 cm
36.46″
92.62 cm
22.79″
57.89 cm
48″
121.92 cm
40.7″
103.39 cm
25.44″
64.62 cm
50″
127 cm
42.4″
107.7 cm
26.5″
67.31 cm
55″
139.7 cm
46.64″
118.47 cm
29.15″
74.04 cm
58″
147.32 cm
49.18″
124.93 cm
30.74″
78.08 cm
60″
152.4 cm
50.88″
129.23 cm
31.8″
80.77 cm
65″
165.1 cm
55.12″
140 cm
34.45″
87.5 cm
70″
177.8 cm
59.36″
150.77 cm
37.1″
94.23 cm
75″
190.5 cm
63.6″
161.54 cm
39.75″
100.96 cm
77″
195.58 cm
65.3″
165.85 cm
40.81″
103.66 cm
83″
210.82 cm
70.38″
178.78 cm
43.99″
111.73 cm
85″
215.9 cm
72.08″
183.08 cm
45.05″
114.43 cm
86″
218.44 cm
72.93″
185.24 cm
45.58″
115.77 cm
97″
246.38 cm
82.26″
208.93 cm
51.41″
130.58 cm
98″
248.92 cm
83.1″
211.08 cm
51.94″
131.93 cm
Table 2: Diagonal, width, and height of 16 by 10 screen sizes.

FAQs

How do I calculate the 16:10 aspect ratio?

The 16:10 aspect ratio is a screen or image format that proportionally contains sixteen units horizontally for every ten vertically. It can be calculated by dividing the width by height and getting a value of 1.6.

For example, the ratio between the width and height of the HD+ (1280 x 800), Full HD+ (1920 x 1200), and 4K+ UHD+ (3840 × 2400) resolutions are equal to 1.6.

16:10 Aspect Ratio Calculator

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About this app

Use our 16:10 aspect ratio calculator to help you accurately resize or scale images, video, or screen resolution to perfect 16 by 10 dimensions. You will also learn more about the aspect ratio, formula, and calculation examples.

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References

2 Sources

  1. ⬆️ Galaxy Tab S9 Series. Samsung levant. Published June 28, 2023. Accessed January 14, 2024.

    https://www.samsung.com/levant/tablets/galaxy-tab-s/galaxy-tab-s9-wi-fi-graphite-256gb-sm-x710nzaemea/
  2. ⬆️ Wikipedia Contributors. 16:10 aspect ratio. Wikipedia. Published December 21, 2023. Accessed January 14, 2024.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16:10_aspect_ratio