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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.
Well, my son is playing video games on my desktop, but my Laptop's res is 1280x800
my laptop is 1440x900 in windows and on ubuntu. 17" monitor.
Originally Posted by gliderdad
my laptop is 1440x900 in windows and on ubuntu. 17" monitor.

Same for me. 17 inch wide screen.
Posted By: SD Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? - 01/05/2010 10:36 PM
3 monitors @ 1920x1200 each... 2 wasn't enough laugh
22" at 1680 x 1050
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:

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



Posted By: Gizmo Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? - 01/05/2010 11:28 PM
You know, an LCD is an LCD... Reguardless of if it's a laptop or not; just take screen size and resolution into account
Posted By: Rick Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? - 01/05/2010 11:57 PM
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.
I would have a third monitor except I have my laptop sitting in that spot..
Posted By: Rick Re: Widescreen Monitors - What's your resolution? - 01/06/2010 12:13 AM
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?
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.
I don't remember you posting a link for us.
Originally Posted by SteveS
I don't remember you posting a link for us.


who? link? what?
1440 x 900 - 20" screen

http://www.amazon.co.uk/2009v-20-Inch-Diagonal-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B00284C9F0
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.

smile
I have an LG L226WTQS, and I have been very happy with it.
20" LCD 1440x900
Dell 22" LCD 1680*1050
mine's 1240x1028 for gaming....but I am saving money for a 27inch HD, too bad i couldnt get it this christmas
I have like 2 17 inch monitors . both 1240x1028. It's the best for gaming ^^
New laptop, 17" Full HD 1920*1200 smile
1240x1028 ? for gaming? seriously?
mine is 22" inch and perhaps I might go with bravia hd soon wink
17", 1280 x 1024
Mine is a 28" @ 1920x1200 I use for photography editing.
my Axioo laptop screen is 1280x800 I think. I think nobody use Axioo in this forum laugh
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