Which monitor

Hi,
It seems we have a new format for TFT/LCD monitors. The 16:9 aspect ratio.
I went to see it in the store and i didn't like the screen. It seems to small in height.
In 3 days i have to buy a new monitor, my options:
1. 24 inch 16:9 1920x1080p
2. 24 inch 16:10 1920x1200
3. 26 inch 16:10 1920x1200

I know that the 16:9 will be the new standard, but it is like i don't have enough of a view. The 24 inch seems very tiny.

So i am leaning towards the 26 inch 16:10. I am sitting at about 1 feet from the monitor (is it to close?)

What are you're opinions about it?

Thanx
:wahoo:
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  1. Singularity said:
    Hi,
    It seems we have a new format for TFT/LCD monitors. The 16:9 aspect ratio.
    I went to see it in the store and i didn't like the screen. It seems to small in height.
    In 3 days i have to buy a new monitor, my options:
    1. 24 inch 16:9 1920x1080p
    2. 24 inch 16:10 1920x1200
    3. 26 inch 16:10 1920x1200

    I know that the 16:9 will be the new standard, but it is like i don't have enough of a view. The 24 inch seems very tiny.

    So i am leaning towards the 26 inch 16:10. I am sitting at about 1 feet from the monitor (is it to close?)

    What are you're opinions about it?

    Thanx
    :wahoo:


    Personally, I don't feel the 16:9 aspect ratio is at all distracting in any way. It's the same as you see when you watch a modern HDTV. Nevertheless, if it bothers you then by all means stay with the 16:10 aspect ration. Personal taste is paramount. Of the remaining choices you present (2 & 3), I would opt for the 26 inch.

    And yes, I would think a foot away from the screen is a bit close. I am using a 32 inch 1080p HDTV (connected DVI/HDMI to 2 8800GTS o/c cards) and sit about 2½ feet from the screen when gaming. The screen fills my world at that distance. I moved up to this size because my 22 inch Samsung monitor was straining old eyes.
  2. Thanks for your respons. It helps a lot.
    I'll go for the 26 inch 16:10 1920x1200.
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