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for gaming is it worth getting widescreen?

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December 2, 2006 4:31:18 PM

my main use of the computer is to play games, would it be worth it to get a widescreen?
btw i dont no a thing bout computers so be nice and simple please

lol it is costing me £9 more to get widescreen

the plain 19"
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Response Time: 8 ms
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Multimedia: Speakers 1W x 2
Warranty: 3 Years Manufacturer's

the widescreen 19"
Resolution: 1440 x 900
Response Time: 8 ms
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Multimedia: Speakers 1W x 2
Warranty: 3 Years Manufacturer's

which is better?

much love dave
December 2, 2006 6:22:46 PM

Might depend on the type of games. For FPS and racing games, you might enjoy the extra width of widescreen for more peripheral vision. For strategy, you might enjoy the more square shape, so you don't have a narrower height.

Also, some older games may require more effort (editing text files) to make work with widescreen, and there could be cases where some old games won't support widescreen though I don't really know for sure. Even if you don't know a lot about computers, you can probably ask other gamers about how to do it for each game though.
December 4, 2006 5:55:08 PM

Absolutely! I just made the switch myself and there is no way I could ever go back. Night and day IMHO.

To find out about compatible games, etc take a look here:

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/forum/
December 5, 2006 12:37:02 AM

In one word

YES!!!!!!

even if not everone of your games supports it, ull still get a kick out of it when doing normal office work
ie ability to view 2 windows side by side e.g. web page and word document, or a pdf ebook
!