... since that's the max on this laptop. A lot of people live at this res nowadays so it's comfortable.
I think my games PC is a bit higher, 1280x1024 rings a bell. I don't think my monitor likes 1600 across all that well. No, scratch that: my eyes don't like my monitor doing 1600! :-) My other PC, the one I just installed RH7.1 on, is as 1024x768, mostly because I had trouble making the X Server go and I knew it could do that resolution.
My server stays in 80x25 text mode.