21.5" monitor Tags: Flat Panel Monitors Computer Monitors Peripherals Last response: February 10, 2011 12:28 AM in Computer Peripherals Share Anonymous Monitor Authority February 9, 2011 6:57:13 PM Hi i recently bought what i thought was a 22" AOC monitor down the computer store as it was in the 22" section. However when i returned home i realised it said on the box it is 21.5". Does anyone know why it is 21.5"? More about : monitor | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Anonymous Monitor Authority February 9, 2011 7:05:13 PM I suspect the store lacked a label or a section for 21.5 inch monitors. Be interesting to measure yours -- I checked my 19 inch flatscreen and it's exactly 19 inches. Back in the days of CRT, screens were measured to include the part of the glass obscured by the plastic case so that my remaining Trinitron 19 actually has only 18 inches of usable space. | Report abuse Anonymous Monitor Authority February 9, 2011 7:58:37 PM mine is exactly 21.5" i just measured. Im just wondering if you get better pic quality or something because im strugling to find a reason otherwise why they wouldnt make it 22". | Report abuse Anonymous Monitor Authority February 9, 2011 8:08:12 PM Maybe they saved 3% on the cost of the LCD -- and probably thought nobody would notice. | Report abuse Anonymous Monitor Authority February 9, 2011 9:20:21 PM maybe but we will probably never know. dun dun dun!!! | Report abuse jaguarskx Monitor Master February 10, 2011 12:28:30 AM Sometimes manufacturers and websites round to the nearest whole inch. My NEC LCD2690WUXi and Planar PX2611 are listed as 26" monitors eventhough they are actually 25.5". | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Computer Peripherals>21.5" monitor> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading Monitor - 21 or 21.5 inch ? ForumOne 24" center monitor with two 21.5 " side monitors. Question!!! Forum21.5 monitor advice ForumAsus 21.5 in VE228 Monitor ForumAsus 21.5 in VE228 Monitor ForumAcer p 215 h monitor Forum27inch Monitors at 1080p/1440p vs 21.5 inch 1080p for gaming Forum27inch Monitors at 1080p/1440p vs 21.5 inch 1080p for gaming Forum21.5 monitor ??? need help ForumPhilips 21.5 " Monitor , Good for Gaming? ForumSamsung 27 inch monitor (S27B970D) ForumMonitor Buying Advice Please Forum[Solved] MONITOR SELECTION ForumTroubleshooting hp 2009m monitor red dashes all over screen ForumNeed help with a new monitor ForumBest ~27'' monitor Forum[Solved] Resolution on new monitor ForumDoes it worth to upgrade my monitor ? Forum[Solved] Monitor+Tv Forum[Solved] Will 120hz monitor fix this? More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !