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August 25, 2009 4:41:45 PM

Hi,

I've loved my old HP 2035 monitors for a while, but they recently died on me. I'm looking for some 22+" monitors to replace them, but I've had trouble finding decent monitors that are NOT widescreen and are under $500. Does anyone on this forum have ideas for some nice non-widescreen monitors? I need a DVI connection, would prefer to not have built-in speakers.

If I choose to just go with the same size, I'll probably go with the HP 2065, but I'd really like something larger.

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a b α HP
a c 195 C Monitor
August 25, 2009 6:58:57 PM

All monitors 21.6" and larger are widescreen only. No exceptions.

Largest non-widescreen (4:3 aspect ratio) monitors are 21.3" and they all carry a hefty price tag. The only $500 or less 4:3 LCD monitors are all 19" (1280 x 1024) or 20" (1600 x 1200) from what I've seen.

If I had to buy a 4:3 monitor then I would probably get the HP LP2065 Silver-Carbonite 20" 8ms LCD Monitor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This monitor uses an IPS panel which generally means colors are very good to excellent once it is calibrated, and it has wide viewing angles which means little color shifting. It's resolution is 1600 x 1200 so it might be a bit too small for you. Therefore, go to a computer store and look at a 22" monitor to find out if you can read text on it without straining.
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August 25, 2009 7:13:34 PM

Thanks for the reply. Why are all monitors 21.6" and larger widescreen only? Is it some sort of throughput issue?
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a b α HP
a c 195 C Monitor
August 26, 2009 12:47:51 AM

Probably because the monitor will be too tall for most people tastes.

A 24" 4:3 monitor will be much taller than a 24" 16:10 monitor. Remember, size is measured from one corner to the opposite corner.
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August 26, 2009 3:12:14 PM

jaguarskx said:
Probably because the monitor will be too tall for most people tastes.

A 24" 4:3 monitor will be much taller than a 24" 16:10 monitor. Remember, size is measured from one corner to the opposite corner.



You're probably right, it just seems like then there should be someone out there making 24" 4:3 monitors, since the demand for them might be small, but definitely is not zero. Could there be a technical reason why we don't see 24" 4:3 monitors? Or have I just not found one yet?
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a b α HP
a c 195 C Monitor
August 26, 2009 4:02:11 PM

Not a technical issue since LCD panel glass can be cut as small as possible to as large as possible. I think current generation manufacturing process allows for LCD panel glass to be produced in sheets of 15 feet by 12 feet.

Niche products generally costs a lot more because of low demand and low output. While a 24" 4:3 monitor can easily be manufactured would you be willing to pay 50% to 100% more compared to a comparable 24" 16:10 monitor?
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