I'm working on a new build and trying to decide on a monitor. I'm coming from a very old system that uses a low resolution and I'm confused about higher resolutions. I originally was going to go with a monitor that had a 1920x1200 resolution, but someone yesterday recommended to me a monitor that has a 1920x1080 resolution. I'm mainly a gamer and I want the best visuals possible.
Wouldn't the lower resolution 1920x1080 be inferior to the 1920x1200 resolution monitors because of less pixels on screen?
I don't really know much about these resolutions and what they may look like.
Any help greatly appreciated.
monitors I am looking at (open to suggestions of others, looking for at least 24"):
1920 x 1080 tends to be a little cheaper which is probably why that guy recommended that resolution. These monitors are becoming more common than 1920 x 1200 monitors.
Personally I prefer 1920 x 1200 for a PC monitor, the additional 120 rows of pixel allows more viewing area.
I do have a 1920 x 1080 monitor that is connected to my HTPC which is also connected to my HDTV. Since I clone the desktop on both HDTV and monitor, getting a 1920 x 1200 monitor would have meant 120 wasted rows of pixels. Plus since it's only being used 0 - 5 per week something cheap was suffucient.
On the plus side, since a 1920 x 1080 monitor has about 10% fewer pixels than 1920 x 1200 monitor, there could be a 5% - 10% gain in frame rates.