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.Advertisement
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.