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Which monitor is best for me?


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james_8970

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Lets not let the price factor anything here, since they are 30$ apart, doesn't matter to me.
I'm making a dual monitor display for my computer that i building in February. Found 2 amazing deals, don't know which one i should get two of.
Which one looks better to you guys, is wide screen that much better?
http://www.tigerdire...p;Sku=S197-2016
http://www.futuresho...i...=&langid=EN
Please post a reason why, and can anyone explain to me what is so good about widescreen?
I think the 19" is a better buy. What about you guys.
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Edited by james_8970, 27 December 2006 - 02:15 PM.

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I would say the 19" mointor widescreen is rubbish really it just means u can fit more on the screen but i just find it anoyying and it looks smaller than a non widescreen mointor.
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I just bought my wife a 20"Samsung wide screen LCD monitor for christmas. I have had a Samsung 19" regular LCD monitor for a year now. While the wifes monitor is nice i really think its just another widescreen hype like the TV thing that going on. I personally prefer the regular size monitor and even if i was doing a dual monitor setup i would go with 2-19" regular screens. Its just my preference here so take it with a grain of salt.

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I'd go with the 2nd choice, the samsung.

For a dual monitor setup the standard screen instead of the wide screen is gonna give you more realestate I think. Widescreen is good for one thing only in my opinion, and thats wide screen movies, and I watch those on my TV not my computer. Having dual monitors will give you all the width you need on games.

Plus the 2ms responce time doesn't hurt either...
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its the 2000:1 constast ratio that really catches my eye, 2ms is great for gaming as well....but 5ms would be fine.....no less then that though....
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Anyone think that full screen will become obsolete within 2-4 years in games and such?
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Obsolete? No

Widescreens are nice if you like that but alot of computer buyers buy for business reasons, and when you are using things like MS word you need the height not the width, and unless you buy a really big wide screen you don't get it.

I think standard sized monitors will co-exist with widescreens for a long time and games will support both.
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ya thats what i was leaning to. Also I'm doing quite a bit of photo editing and website creating, can't for get gaming, just bought Company of heroes today.....but i have to wait till i build in February to play it.....GAH!
The contrast is what really appeals to me here. The response time is a little bonus :whistling:
James

Edited by james_8970, 28 December 2006 - 11:12 PM.

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