Question about screen space vs monitor size & resolution

I wanted to know the difference in horizontal screen space between a 19" normal monitor and 24" widescreen.

Lets assume the 19" is 17" wide and the 24" is 22" wide. The 19" uses 1280x1024 resolution and the 24" uses 1920x1200.

I want to know if you can give a ratio of horitonal screen space by saying:

17" x 1280 = 21760
22" x 1920 = 42240

Does this mean that the 24" widescreen at higher resolution as about twice the horitonal space? Or am I misinterpretting how resolutions work?

I ask because I currently have an application that's spread across 2, 19" monitors and I want to see if I can fit it on 1 monitor if it's larger and at a higher resolution.


P.S. I wasn't sure which forum this should be in so sorry for putting it here.
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  1. resolutions expressed as something like "1920x1200" are absolute pixel counts, not dots per inch, and have nothing to do with the physical size of the monitor (except that physically larger monitors can display more pixels and therefore have higher maximum resolutions). a 19" monitor at 1280x1024, for example, simply has 1280 pixels spread across it's physical width and 1024 across its height - not per inch.
  2. I thought that may be the case, but was hoping it wasn't.

    Guess I won't be getting a new monitor.
  3. If your 19" runs at 1280x1024, then I think you can fit two of them side by side on a 30" monitor like the samsung 305t. It's native resolution is 2560x1600. I have a 24" an a 30" side by side, And if I have a window that is about 2/3 the width(1280) of the 24", I can drag it to the 30" and it occupies half the width. I think the key is that the pixel sizes are the same between the two.

    And for what it is worth, I measure the horiontal dimension of the 24" at 22.3", and the 30" at 25.3".
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