I read elsewhere that if I'm going to get a WS monitor, I should go for the ones with the 1680 x 1050 resolution. A 20 inch monitor is good enough for me but I'm keeping my options open for a 22" as there are a few in my price range for a monitor. So, is there a huge difference between 20" and 22" monitors?
All 22" LCD uses 6-bit TN panels which are considered inferior to the slightly more expensive 8-bit P-MVA and S-PVA panels, and the more expensive 8-bit S-IPS panel. If you are a gamer and do not require good or excellent color accuracy, then a TN panel will fit you nicely.
20"/20.1" LCDs are a mix of the above mentioned panels.
Finally, someone mentioned a crticial difference Hose, shame on you for such a hasty post(s)..
Fyi, 20" WS has a dot pitch of 0.256, 21" has 0.269 & 22" has 0.282. In comparision, a 19" (5:4) has a dot pitch of 0.294 and a 20" 1600x1200, 0,254.
Of course, those numbers don't mean much unless your typing this post on one of the above, in which case, your best bet is to go to a large electronics store and comapre them with your own eyes. Such stores usually chain a bunch of monitors to one workstation running a demo. I deons't get better than that for an A/B comparison