6200 high-res and widescreen wallpapers

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 4, 2007
Updated • Jul 17, 2013

Desktop Nexus is a site with a wide variety of high resolution and widescreen wallpapers. The wallpapers are divided into popular categories such as Entertainment, Video Games and Cars. Each category displays the most popular, the newest and a selection of random wallpapers from that category next to a tag cloud and sub categories that define the selection even further.

One main feature of Desktop Nexus is that wallpapers are available in a lot of different formats that suit full screen and widescreen monitors. Resolutions start at 800x600 for full screen monitors and end at 1600x1200 there. The widescreen wallpapers start at 1280x800 and end at 2560x1600.

You do find a lot of great looking wallpapers at the website. I think it is rather strange that the download count is so low for all of the wallpapers. Maybe it is because the site is relatively new. You do not need to be registered to download a wallpaper in the size that you want, which is definitely another plus for this website.

Update: Desktop Nexus is still one of the most popular wallpaper repositories on the Internet. The site hosts more than 1,000,000 wallpaper images that users of the site can download. It always has a large number of users online who not only download wallpapers but also vote and leave comments on the site.

The site uses a script that detects the resolution of the computer monitor that you use automatically. You can however change that resolution manually, for instance if you want to download the wallpaper for another device or prefer to always download the largest version of it to your computer which may be beneficial when you upgrade to a larger computer monitor in the future.

Members of the site see less ads and get additional benefits, like the ability to vote for wallpapers, upload your own wallpapers to the site or receive feedback.


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  1. Wallpapers for Vista said on August 2, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Great site mate! Very cool wallpapers there!

  2. Josh said on June 6, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    One of the best wallpaper sites I’ve seen.


  3. ilo said on June 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Spiderman 3 stuped movie

  4. homaid said on June 5, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you man

  5. Tobey said on June 5, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Definitely worth checking out.

  6. tash said on June 4, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    Time to update my wallpapers folder again, thanks man.

  7. Martin said on June 4, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    sorry, link added ;)

  8. Digistrom said on June 4, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    You didn’t link to the site.

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