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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.

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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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my laptop is 1440x900 in windows and on ubuntu. 17" monitor.

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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.

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3 monitors @ 1920x1200 each... 2 wasn't enough laugh

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22" at 1680 x 1050


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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:


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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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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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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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I would have a third monitor except I have my laptop sitting in that spot..


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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?

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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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I don't remember you posting a link for us.


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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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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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20" LCD 1440x900

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dell 22" LCD 1680*1050


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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

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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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1240x1028 ? for gaming? seriously?


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mine is 22" inch and perhaps I might go with bravia hd soon wink

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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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my Axioo laptop screen is 1280x800 I think. I think nobody use Axioo in this forum laugh


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