I've been reading on the site for years, but never joined the forums...but now I have a pressing question!
I just finished acquiring all of my hardware (except my GPU which is delivered next week) and I need a new monitor! My question is if there is any benefit to a 1920x1200 vs. a 1920x1080 monitor? The cost goes up very quickly with that switch.
Any recommendations on Monitors? I bought my sister the Asus 23.6 1080p monitor which works great for her, but would I be happy with that pushing games to the limit?
Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated. Thanks all!
If you are an avid gamer, alot of them will always opt for more pixels, meaning the 1920x1200. However, because of the whole TRUE 1080P resolution, blah blah, people are leaning to the 1920x1080 displays and therefore they make much more of these panels, meaning they are cheaper. So to be honest, unless you REALLY want the highest res you can get, or are a avid gamer and really care to no end, just get the best deal, which in most cases is the 1920x1080. My buddy has this display, and I ALMOST upgraded, but couldn't talk myself into selling a 22" that I've had for 3 years which I payed $300 for. I could only get $80 for it if I wanted just to gain a few inches and a few pixels. This is just about the cheapest 1920x1200 26" display you can get. it is 2ms and virtually no screen lag. It IS a gaming monitor.
Monitor opinions are so subjective you will get a different answer every time. Because every has different visual preferences you will get 1000 correct answers to this question.
Will you be happy with a 23" at 1920x1080? Sure, probably. Just make sure it's the size you want and the quality of the display. I would never want a display rated under 5ms. I'd shoot for a 2ms if you could. That is one thing that bothers me on my screen, I can see the screen lag. On my buddies Asus I can't see it. Some people like the glossy screens, others the mat screens. Sunlight has to do with this, if you are in a dark room I'd take the glossy, but if you have sunligh the glossy with reflect BAD.
The rise to prominance of 1920 x 1080 comes from the HD arena....There is one very cool thing about 1920 x 1200 and that, if you have one of those games that refuses to alt tab so you can get to your desktop, you can play the game in 1920 x 1080 on a 1920 x 1200 monitor and have that 120 pixel wide strip left at the bottom of ya screen which provides convenient and easy access to your task bar.
Since you never owned a 1920 x 1200 before, my advice would be to go to a store and look at a 1920 x 1200 and 1920 x 1080 of similar size to determine which you prefer.
I have both 1920 x 1200 and 1920 x 1080 monitors and I prefer 1920 x 1200 because it give me more viewing area which is nice for both games and normal usage. I bought a 1920 x 1080 monitor to go with my HDTV because it (the HDTV) is 1080p so that the cloned display lines up.
If you do not mind losing 120 rows of pixels then go with a 1920 x 1080 monitor.
Since 1920 x 1080 has 10% fewer pixels than 1920 x 1200 your gaming performance will be slightly better; probably on average 5% - 8% performance increase.
Thanks Jag. I'm not worried about performance as I have plenty of horsepower, but I think I may go with the 1080 simply because it saves me $100 and you don't gain much with the 120pixels. Combined with no black bars on blu-ray, 1080 would probably be my better match