Published on 30th March 2006 by
Maybe the story should have started with "If you live in Britain and...". If you're an American this article is worthless to you.
Originally Posted by OneSeventeenWell, for me, I use two 19" Flat Panels from Dell at work, and couldn't be happier. (2560x1024 is awsome!)
If a company doesn't respect the geek community, I don't respect it
I'd love to see a review of various multiple monitor displays, since multiple monitors bring in all sorts of new issues
such as which monitor gets priority, and how to color manage each monitor individually for accurately matching displays.
Originally Posted by LumpyAt least for what I have been doing the widescreens suck.
Many games do not like them. C&C generals zero hour strecthes. Doom3 is slower in widescreen mode and older games simply hate them.
I instead took the monitor back and grabbed a pair of 19" AOC Lcd's for less money than the single Widescreen.
I also get much more realestate for video editing on the pair of 19" cheapies.
Originally Posted by yahooadamActually if you work this out, a widescreen 20" has 1680x1050 pixels, thats 1764000 pixels
A 19" has 1280x1024 pixels, thats 1310720 pixels, between 2 screens thats 2621440
2621440/1764000 =~ 1.486, so you get about 1/2 as much real estate again, however, my dell 2005FPW set me back ~£355, a good 19" will set your back between £250-300 (my el chepo one cost £200 at the time), assuming you buy 2x £250 screens, thats £500, which is x1.40845 more again
So basically, pixel for pixel, its actually about the same deal, plus my 2004FPW is much nicer IMO with a powered USB hub, PIP/PBP, DVI, VGA, S-Video and composite
Originally Posted by rav666The philips 20 inch widescreen wasnt included either :(
I think you should include the dell one as well, then it would be the best review on the web
Originally Posted by MrWillyWonkaRead the last paragraph of page 7 ;) Saying that, I suppose one of us could easily give a review to add considering there are more people with 20" dells than I have of fingers.
Nice article though!
Originally Posted by WedgeTalonI would have liked to see the Dell, but I also would have liked to see one of the Apple Cinemas, as I always have heard they are the best... but have not seen them actually compared next to others.
Originally Posted by yahooadamHowever it would be nice to see you compare it against these others :(
Originally Posted by ozstrikerI was just thinking that one of you guys probably has a 2005fpw to compare, but you would need Dell's permission, wouldn't you?
Originally Posted by cobaltpapI love my Viewsonic VX2025WM! I replaced a Samsung 915n 19in LCD, gave it to my brother. I will never go back to a non-widescreen again, EVER! LOL!
The only thing I want more is a higher refresh rate. In Quake4 with ultra quality at 1680x1050 and v-sync on, Fraps shows me pegged at 60 fps. In display properties it says that I can choose from a refresh rate of 60 or 75, but 75 is out of range (that sucks). Oh well, I still LOVE this monitor!
Originally Posted by yahooadamhow does your 17" laptop run at 1920x1200
sounds like youve set the wrong reso to me :(
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