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Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? #233316 01/05/2010 4:37 PM
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I was thinking about upgrading my 1280 x 1024 5:4 monitor for a widescreen so I went to a local store and purchased a top spec full HD 1920 x 1080 16:9 monitor and it's awful! eek

My current screen is 19" and the new one is 22" but because of the resolution the regular (recommended) display setting is giving me a head ache because everything is so small. I think that I should take it back and change it for a 1680 x 1050 8:5 but would like some feedback on your monitor size and resolution of choice or that you are happy with.

I know that changing from a square screen to a widescreen actually results in a reduction in size unless you swap something like a 17" for a 24" but ideally I'm aiming for something that I can comfortably use at around the 22" mark.

There's a good wiki link here for display resolutions.

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: ScriptKeeper] #233321 01/05/2010 4:51 PM
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Well, my son is playing video games on my desktop, but my Laptop's res is 1280x800


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Gizmo] #233322 01/05/2010 4:55 PM
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my laptop is 1440x900 in windows and on ubuntu. 17" monitor.

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: gliderdad] #233323 01/05/2010 4:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gliderdad
my laptop is 1440x900 in windows and on ubuntu. 17" monitor.

Same for me. 17 inch wide screen.

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Harold] #233325 01/05/2010 5:36 PM
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3 monitors @ 1920x1200 each... 2 wasn't enough laugh

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: SD] #233326 01/05/2010 5:50 PM
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22" at 1680 x 1050


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: SteveS] #233328 01/05/2010 5:59 PM
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No, no, no, STOP! - no laptops, that's just useless info when I want a desktop monitor...... erm..... but thanks for sharing anyway. :cheekygrin: :hug:


Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: ScriptKeeper] #233330 01/05/2010 6:07 PM
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when switching from a CRT to an LCD, it can cause headaches for a bit as your eyes adjust to it. when I first got mine I had horrible headaches. but not anymore.

I went from dual CRTs to dual LCDs, I had a 19" and a 17" and now I have a 21.5" at 1920x1080 and a I have a 22" at 1680x1050





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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Bad Frog] #233331 01/05/2010 6:28 PM
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You know, an LCD is an LCD... Reguardless of if it's a laptop or not; just take screen size and resolution into account


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Gizmo] #233333 01/05/2010 6:57 PM
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6" monitor, 80x80 resolution.

In all seriousness, I'm on 3 monitors, 1680x1050. Changing to a widescreen definitely took some getting used to. If I had a single monitor I don't think I'd like the widescreen format as much.

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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Rick] #233334 01/05/2010 7:10 PM
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I would have a third monitor except I have my laptop sitting in that spot..


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Bad Frog] #233335 01/05/2010 7:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad Frog
I would have a third monitor except I have my laptop sitting in that spot..


Then it's not really a laptop now is it?

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Rick] #233336 01/05/2010 7:17 PM
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not really, it's a desktop crammed in laptop shell... dell inspiron 9100, has a desktop P4 3.2 dual core in it!

battery won't hold a charge, so its usefulness as a portable device are limited.

nice to have in a hotel room though when I am away from home, can still check all my mail, websites, and can maintain mine if need be. used it this summer to broadcast webcam stuff on vacation.


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Bad Frog] #233339 01/05/2010 9:51 PM
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I don't remember you posting a link for us.


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: SteveS] #233340 01/05/2010 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveS
I don't remember you posting a link for us.


who? link? what?


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: driv] #233351 01/06/2010 5:45 AM
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Thanks for the feedback folks. I exchanged it for a 22" LG W2254TQ 1680 x 1050 and it's much better than the 1920 x 1080.

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I have an LG L226WTQS, and I have been very happy with it.


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Rick] #233380 01/06/2010 5:45 PM
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20" LCD 1440x900

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dell 22" LCD 1680*1050


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Rick] #233400 01/07/2010 2:24 AM
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mine's 1240x1028 for gaming....but I am saving money for a 27inch HD, too bad i couldnt get it this christmas

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Alexchan338] #233932 01/19/2010 5:26 AM
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I have like 2 17 inch monitors . both 1240x1028. It's the best for gaming ^^


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New laptop, 17" Full HD 1920*1200 smile

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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Henkio] #234010 01/21/2010 6:02 AM
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1240x1028 ? for gaming? seriously?


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: ScriptKeeper] #234287 01/30/2010 7:04 AM
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mine is 22" inch and perhaps I might go with bravia hd soon wink

Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Rick] #234289 01/30/2010 10:52 AM
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17", 1280 x 1024

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Mine is a 28" @ 1920x1200 I use for photography editing.


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Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? [Re: Rick] #234460 02/06/2010 9:04 AM
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my Axioo laptop screen is 1280x800 I think. I think nobody use Axioo in this forum laugh


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