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How big is your primary monitor?

How big is your primary monitor?

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In this week's poll, we'd like to know how big is your primary monitor?

At bit-tech we'll find it useful to know how many people have invested in large screens or still use small ones, this way we can tailor future benchmarking resolutions to be applicable to more readers.

Also, with the prices of TFTs dropping hand over fist in the last year or so, it'll be interesting to see how many people have plumped for an upgrade, or if you're still pining for that nice new Dell 30" one of these days...

Last week, we asked what colour PCB do you prefer? Over 76 percent of voters preferred a black PCB over any other colour - there's still time to vote though, so take the time to let us know what your preferences are!

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DougEdey 21st June 2007, 16:01 Quote
Do we have to wait for a poll on this one aswell?
cpemma 21st June 2007, 16:02 Quote
Where's the poll? Poll or it didn't happen. :p
Bindibadgi 21st June 2007, 16:03 Quote
JEEEEEZ Gizzus a chance you impatient gets
DougEdey 21st June 2007, 16:03 Quote
Turns out Bindi is just slow ;)

What's with all these polls anyway Bindi? You guys getting a Market Research contract :p

I use a 2405 as my primary screen, and I'm considering a second or a 2707.
atanum141 21st June 2007, 16:05 Quote
20inches wide is enough for me. Tho if i had the moneh a 27incher sounds like a monster.
Fr4nk 21st June 2007, 16:07 Quote
2007wfp atm though come august I hope to have a 2407 wfp :)

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DougEdey 21st June 2007, 16:10 Quote
20007? 200"? JESUS FR4NK! That's huge!
kenco_uk 21st June 2007, 16:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fr4nk
20007wfp atm though come august I hope to have a 2407 wfp :)

woah there, nelly! 200"!? Did you have to take the roof off your house to get it in?

I'm happy with my 2005fpw.
Glider 21st June 2007, 16:12 Quote
Since my laptop is my main PC atm, 15" :D
Bindibadgi 21st June 2007, 16:17 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
Turns out Bindi is just slow ;)

What's with all these polls anyway Bindi? You guys getting a Market Research contract :p

I use a 2405 as my primary screen, and I'm considering a second or a 2707.

Just kicking the community up a notch. It's good to know for reviews so we can tailor how we write with what people most want or have.

We got nearly 450 replies to the PCB one so we're gonna try to do more :)
Mankz 21st June 2007, 16:36 Quote
Here at School I've got an absalutely brillian Viewsonic VX922, great for movies, CAD and Gaming.

On my new lappy, I've got a 15.4" Ultrasharp Dell screen, and on the old PC at home, I've got a 12" Acer CRT 'Gamer Station' that I won off PCZone in 01 or 02.
Amon 21st June 2007, 16:36 Quote
21" CRT. It's 40 kilos and has bowed the surface of many a desk at LAN events...
Mankz 21st June 2007, 16:37 Quote
I remember when I won the 12" there was a 21" Iiyama that cost well over £700..
kempez 21st June 2007, 16:38 Quote
24" ftw tbh :D
specofdust 21st June 2007, 16:40 Quote
Another 21" CRT here. It may have an arse the size of J-Lo, but it's got a great front end(unlike J-Lo) and a great picture.

Only thing I'd change this for would be a 24" or larger widescreen LCD screen that cost a reasonable ammount of cash. So it ain't getting changed anytime soon.
trig 21st June 2007, 16:48 Quote
17 inch nec multisync 70gx2 with opticlear at the moment...love it, but its too small and im too old. upgrading to a 22 or 24 inch widescreen soon...most likely 22 inch.
Hiren 21st June 2007, 16:50 Quote
17" at home

20" at work

Hopefully getting a 24" at home soon.
DougEdey 21st June 2007, 16:54 Quote
Save your £ hiren, 27" is only £40~ more.
Hiren 21st June 2007, 16:57 Quote
Bigger pixels though. Also no 27" version of the monitor I want.
Mother-Goose 21st June 2007, 16:57 Quote
I've got the 2407wp and I think it is the perfect size for todays computing requirements.
DougEdey 21st June 2007, 16:58 Quote
Trure, but it's better for watching Hi Def movies in bed.
Amon 21st June 2007, 17:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by specofdust
Another 21" CRT here. It may have an arse the size of J-Lo, but it's got a great front end(unlike J-Lo) and a great picture.

Only thing I'd change this for would be a 24" or larger widescreen LCD screen that cost a reasonable ammount of cash. So it ain't getting changed anytime soon.
Haha yep. These things are big, but they are deep; you'll need a desk that at least 2 feet deep without the rear hanging over the back while comfortably fitting a keyboard in front of it; and if your desk is against a wall or corner, you'll might as well use the desk from the side with the monitor on the other end... >:( I'm going to need a bigger desk soon as I might nick another one from work for a dual-screen setup (we've honestly got stacks of used 6FGp in the hallways) but these things draw over 100 watts of power each! On the other hand, colour accuracy and sharpness are undeniable.
capnPedro 21st June 2007, 17:05 Quote
I'm using a 5:4 (I think) CRT. No idea about the model as it's graphic designer's screen I got from my dad's place of work for a tenner.

20" (diagonal) visible.
25.5" (diagonal) inc. bezel.

I like the beast but I'm thinking of picking up one of those fancy 30" Dell jobbies (just sold one of my PCs so it's a real possibility now :D).
DAE_JA_VOO 21st June 2007, 17:10 Quote
I use TWO 22" Widescreen LCDs :D
kempez 21st June 2007, 17:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAE_JA_VOO
I use TWO 22" Widescreen LCDs :D

I have a 24" and a 20", but it's not a competition :p
Mister_Tad 21st June 2007, 17:18 Quote
I use 187" of screen real-estate at work, but its still not a competition :p
DougEdey 21st June 2007, 17:22 Quote
But you're evil so it doesn't count ;)
Firehed 21st June 2007, 17:29 Quote
I think I'm on a 17" right now at work (set to the wrong res, no less), but at home I could be on either a 15", 20", or 24", all widescreen (1440/1680/1920px respectively). But if it's about the way you're writing reviews/site layout, I never have my browser maximized. I'd like a second 24" but it's not happening until I get a Mac with dual DVI out (and a proper desk).
Mother-Goose 21st June 2007, 17:35 Quote
187"? how many screens have you got connected to give you that?
DAE_JA_VOO 21st June 2007, 17:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by kempez
I have a 24" and a 20", but it's not a competition :p

hahaha!!

Well, my phone has like, a 1 inch screen, so i win :P
kempez 21st June 2007, 17:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAE_JA_VOO
Well, my phone has like, a 1 inch screen, so i win :P

Damnit Foiled!
Paradigm Shifter 21st June 2007, 17:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by trig
17 inch nec multisync 70gx2 with opticlear at the moment...love it, but its too small and im too old. upgrading to a 22 or 24 inch widescreen soon...most likely 22 inch.
Do you want good colour reproduction? Because most of the 22" widescreens have panels that use 6-bit colour and dithering, rather than true 8-bit colour...

Happy with my 2405, but I'd like to get a 37" 1080p Westinghouse.
mmorgue 21st June 2007, 17:55 Quote
Mine's only 21 inches.. But it's really thick...
Hazardous 21st June 2007, 17:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey


Save your £ hiren, 27" is only £40~ more.

Aye... but that's for the refurbished version you've linked to in the 'Bargain Bin' Doug... and not everybody is happy to buy refurbished units - with just a 30 day warranty ;)

It's more tempting to do so though, when you consider that a brand new 27" 2707WFP costs £615.00 / £722.62
Personally... I'd rather pay £160 more for two 24" 2407WFP's

But each to their own ;)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hiren


Also no 27" version of the monitor I want.

Which one's that then? The BenQ (with HDMI) perhaps?
das_mod 21st June 2007, 17:58 Quote
my monitor depends on usage ...

30" is for when im doing graphics ... (PS work)

22" for browsing internet

19" for pr0n (not as easy to get caught, yet still enjoyable)

15" for burning music and checking F@H stats ... ;)
DougEdey 21st June 2007, 17:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mother-Gooser
187"? how many screens have you got connected to give you that?
Quote:
Originally Posted by mister_tad

At work...

top far left 30" - Enterprise Controlstation full network view
bottom far left 30" - Veritas NetBackup admin console, ECS application desktop
left 21" - 3-4 Enterprise Controlstaion filtered network views
middle 21" - HP ServiceDesk, Internet Explorer
top 21" (above middle) - IT/Opera Message Browser
left 21" - Outlook, Mainframe TSO session, SSH windows, HP Omniback Admin console x2
far left 19" - 2x Mainframe console sessions

From an old thread about how you use mutliple displays.
mand0 21st June 2007, 18:02 Quote
22" is the max I'd be willing to spend. It's dead sexy
Jamie 21st June 2007, 18:02 Quote
Strike one up for 26"
alextwo 21st June 2007, 18:10 Quote
20" wide 2007 here.
More than enough screen real estate for me (for now :D)
bubsterboo 21st June 2007, 18:13 Quote
24" always makes a good display.
Techno-Dann 21st June 2007, 18:14 Quote
17" here. But I have two of them.
teamtd11 21st June 2007, 18:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by specofdust
Another 21" CRT here. It may have an arse the size of J-Lo, but it's got a great front end(unlike J-Lo) and a great picture.

And another here, my desk has to sit away from the wall at the monitor end to fit it on, and the desk is bending with the 30KG pressign down on it, but for £25 it worth not having any room to put a chair :D
Dazmeister 21st June 2007, 18:16 Quote
22" Belinea widescreen for me! B)
poenanie 21st June 2007, 18:17 Quote
19" normal samsung screen atm , saving up for a 22" widescreen to put in a dual monitor setup
TGImages 21st June 2007, 18:17 Quote
Dual Dell 20Ws. One landscape, one portrait. And yes, I consider both to be my primary as I use both concurrently, many times with a single app spread across both.
g3n3tiX 21st June 2007, 18:18 Quote
Mine is a 15.4" wide (laptop screen) but the resolution is HUUUGE @ 1680*1050 (for 15 inch it is huge)
(I put "other" in the poll)
RedDethX 21st June 2007, 18:18 Quote
19" Widescreen, 1440x900 ftw >.>;
thefriscokid 21st June 2007, 18:18 Quote
benq FP241W @ 1920 x 1200
bubsterboo 21st June 2007, 18:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefriscokid
benq FP241W @ 1920 x 1200
Yeah!! Fantastic display
mctigger 21st June 2007, 18:26 Quote
15" don't have room for a biggar one at the moment :(
TheVoice 21st June 2007, 18:28 Quote
I've had my Samsung SM206BW 20" wide since the end of March. Had a Samsung 913N 19" standard before that so the size increase wasn't huge, but the actual resolution means I've got a lot more space on screen, which is very nice.
ChromeX 21st June 2007, 18:30 Quote
15" of pure svga power!! Max res of 1024x768!!... whats that you say?... Oh wait this isnt the early 90's? So I take it your not very impressed? :(
Hugo.B 21st June 2007, 18:33 Quote
Why do people like their square 19"screens?
I have a 19" widescreen, and know that they are much more comfortable.
And cheaper.


H.B.
Tim S 21st June 2007, 18:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Why do people like their square 19"screens?
I have a 19" widescreen, and know that they are much more comfortable.
And cheaper.


H.B.
I think it's the vertical height that's the problem for most... I'd need a 20-22" wide to replicate a 19" in terms of height. Of course, if I was gaming, I'd prefer a 19" wide over a 19" 5:4. :)
Firehed 21st June 2007, 18:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChromeX
15" of pure svga power!! Max res of 1024x768!!... whats that you say?... Oh wait this isnt the early 90's? So I take it your not very impressed? :(
I've got a 15" flat panel floating around somewhere too (the one I mentioned earlier was my laptop)... nothing wrong with that. But SVGA is 800x600; 1024 is XGA.
Hugo.B 21st June 2007, 18:40 Quote
Quote:
Of course, if I was gaming, I'd prefer a 19" wide over a 19" 5:4.
Any day, 16:10 is much more like real life.


H.B.
lcdguy 21st June 2007, 18:43 Quote
i just have my 20.1" Viewsonic VX2025WM which does the job quite nicely.
Kaboom22 21st June 2007, 18:43 Quote
3 X 19" on a Matrox Triple Head 2 Go

Windows sees it as one display and i treat it as such, so i voted other.
JaredC01 21st June 2007, 18:43 Quote
30" Widescreen here... Really need to get a new graphics card to run most games at their highest setting... :(

Graphic Design does have its perks... :D
Bluephoenix 21st June 2007, 18:43 Quote
2x 30" for me :D
<A88> 21st June 2007, 18:46 Quote
15" widescreen on the lappy (which is my primary comp due to my inability to mod). Will probably expand to a 22" at some point though.

<A88>
JCBeastie 21st June 2007, 18:47 Quote
Lovely 22" CRT, hate that flat stuff.
tank_rider 21st June 2007, 18:50 Quote
Trouble with this is, that to determin the resolutions people run, you'll also have to ask whether they run a CRT or tft ;). I put 19", and that could translate to a resolution of 1280*1024 if it were a tft, but is actually being run at 1600*1200 as it's a crt.

Anyhoo, single liner is 19" CRT @ 1600*1200
Zurechial 21st June 2007, 18:52 Quote
19" CRT - It needs a paintjob on the casing, but the image quality is excellent. :D
Redbeaver 21st June 2007, 19:02 Quote
samsung 205BW :)
leviathan18 21st June 2007, 19:07 Quote
24" here 2407
aggies11 21st June 2007, 19:09 Quote
Using a 19" Vx922 which has been great for gaming in the last year.

I want to go widescreen eventually, however like Tim mentioned, I don't want to sacrifice vertical size, which means "22inch min. I also don't usually have high end graphics cards so 1920x panels are out of the question. It would seem then that 22" WS @1680 is the way to go.

However I'm waiting until the panels at that size/res improve (if they ever do) as the ones right now aren't too hot.

Aggies
pendragon 21st June 2007, 19:13 Quote
24" 2407wfp at home :D ... but at work i'm stuck on a 15" Viewsonic VE155b
BioSniper 21st June 2007, 19:13 Quote
17" here, I'm surprised so many people have the stacks of cash to just burn on the 24" screens tbh.
Woodstock 21st June 2007, 19:30 Quote
the desktop 17" but the laptop i ordered has 15.4 wide, hopefully arriving tomorrow
airchie 21st June 2007, 19:32 Quote
Had my Dell 2405FPW for yonks now and I still love it long time! :)
Spaceraver 21st June 2007, 19:33 Quote
17" Phillips 170B4.. Want a 24" tho.. Goes better with the Aurora Case. That's huge by comparison.
Darkened 21st June 2007, 19:35 Quote
Just ordered a 24" LG today, so it'll be here by next week. Until then I'll have to go by with 2 x 20,1" widescreen Belineas :D

I also considered a 26" acer, but my viewing distance is so small that I much rather take the 24" with the same resolution...

Darkened
Delphium 21st June 2007, 19:36 Quote
42" Plasma, wide, as main
With also 3x 15"tft and 1X 5foot screen with projector, as secondry :D
C-Sniper 21st June 2007, 19:38 Quote
ugh i got a 17" CRT that weighs a metric ton and is a pain to move around.
beesbees 21st June 2007, 19:38 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Why do people like their square 19"screens?
I have a 19" widescreen, and know that they are much more comfortable.
And cheaper.


H.B.

'Cos when surfin' teh netz, most webpages are longer than they are wide.
Kenny_McCormick 21st June 2007, 19:46 Quote
19" wide, ACER AL1916W.
I like to say: born to be wide
Buzzons 21st June 2007, 19:48 Quote
2004 and a 2007 , looking at the 2707 it seems to have far more connectors etc than the 3007 which is a tad odd.. hopefully the 24 and 30"'s will get the new connectors
Nexxo 21st June 2007, 20:04 Quote
30" (3007WFP-HC) of screeny goodness. B)
topher 21st June 2007, 20:23 Quote
30'' mofo's WHo rah!!!!
PhillyB 21st June 2007, 20:31 Quote
42" Westinghouse LCD, 1080p baby!
19" VX924 too

at work I use dual 19" dells. to play WoW.
severedhead 21st June 2007, 20:56 Quote
19" CRT. I feel all lame compared to the above :'(
FIBRE+ 21st June 2007, 20:59 Quote
20" widescreen and a wee 7" for watching vids without clogging up my main screen.
Tomm 21st June 2007, 21:09 Quote
Alas, only 17" CRT here. I'm living in the dark ages, but there's nothing actually wrong with it. Soon it'll die though and I can get that lovely 24" widescreen I need so badly.
Fozzy 21st June 2007, 21:20 Quote
I have a 24inch screen but it's a crt and has roughly the same res as a 30" dell. Looking into a 42" Plasma.
mikeuk2004 21st June 2007, 21:22 Quote
Samsung 46" 1080p LCD LE46M86BDX/XEU

I just binned my 19" IBM CRT and now use my Samsung LCD for my pc using DVI to HDMI with desktop at 1920 x 1200 and I am very surprised I can run CSS at this res too with a ATI X1600 PRO AGP.

On Stand before Wall Mounting

Wall Mounted

Can anyone explain why my TV is advertised with a res of 1920 x 1080 but then I set my desktop at this res I have a black border all around and to eliminate this I have to set my desktop to 1920 x 1200. I mean if my TV has a res of 1920 x 1080, then were do the extra 120 pixels come from on the vertical.
DXR_13KE 21st June 2007, 21:26 Quote
still at 17'' crt... no money for bigger screen.... for now :(
Amon 21st June 2007, 21:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
Samsung 46" 1080p LCD LE46M86BDX/XEU

I just binned my 19" IBM CRT and now use my Samsung LCD for my pc using DVI to HDMI with desktop at 1920 x 1200 and I am very surprised I can run CSS at this res too with a ATI X1600 PRO AGP.

Can anyone explain why my TV is advertised with a res of 1920 x 1080 but then I set my desktop at this res I have a black border all around and to eliminate this I have to set my desktop to 1920 x 1200. I mean if my TV has a res of 1920 x 1080, then were do the extra 120 pixels come from on the vertical.
I believe they are truncated from pixel interpolation. So your television set is compressing the extra 120 pixels to fit in the available 1080. Similarly, most broadcast signals are not true 1080 resolution either, so they are expanded to compensate.
careyd 21st June 2007, 21:30 Quote
how do I answer if I have multiple systems (11) all configured differently? what about the fact that several of them are dual-head 20"s while others are single 30"s?
how do account for a 50" plasma as a second head on one system but it's only 1366x768 resolution?
GamingHobo 21st June 2007, 21:35 Quote
I'm on a 21" Samsung 215TW at home, which I'm very pleased with. At work it kind of depends, 20" wide and 19" 4:3 most of the time, but occasionally something better arrives. :)
completemadness 21st June 2007, 21:36 Quote
How about people with dual head ? :o

Ive got 2x 20"
1 dell 20" (the early model) and a LG L204WT

I only use 1 while gaming though (the dell) except WoW where i enable both, or if I'm programming or something, which is what i bought the other screen for

Ive also got a cheapo AG Neovo 19" screen connected to my second computer, which is a media center PC, great for watching TV while playing games :)
Hugo.B 21st June 2007, 21:46 Quote
Quote:
'Cos when surfin' teh netz, most webpages are longer than they are wide.
Maybe so, but wudjabuhleevit, you can get two windows on a widescreen side by side!


H.B.
Veles 21st June 2007, 21:57 Quote
I currently have two 19" Sammy normal monitors (19" is too small fro widescreen IMO). I'm looking to replace at least one of those with a nice big widescreen monitor.
Blademrk 21st June 2007, 22:10 Quote
1x20" 2005 Dell Widescreen on my main PC (15" secondary when I can find room to fit it)
17" CRT on my 2nd pc and either a 28" or 32" SD WS TV for the Wii browser (depending on which room it's set up in).
Silver Shamrock 21st June 2007, 22:23 Quote
I have a 19" Wide but will be going bigger later this year.
Bbq.of.DooM 21st June 2007, 22:26 Quote
11" widescreen crt.
Tyr 21st June 2007, 22:38 Quote
Looks like most people have desktops, not really surprising as I suspect a great number are DIY.

17" Wide Notebook, same resolution as a 24" :)
David_Fitzy 21st June 2007, 22:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bbq.of.DooM
11" widescreen crt.
I read through five pages thinking no-one's using smaller than I am but now my sob story is ruined.

14" Laptop. Actually come to think of it I haven't gotten higher than 1024x768 yet :(
The_Beast 21st June 2007, 22:43 Quote
I'm pretty sure it's a 17"
samkiller42 21st June 2007, 22:57 Quote
24" for myself, 2405 ;)
Though im going to try and get a 3007 later on.

Sam
Neoki 21st June 2007, 23:03 Quote
Samsung R73 32" HDTV :D
m0o0oeh 21st June 2007, 23:03 Quote
depends see... i got two projectors dual'd at my place, so something along the lines of 10, maybe 12 feet across?

Joe
Tulatin 21st June 2007, 23:25 Quote
19" Wide as my desktop's current primary; looking at a 1680x1050 22"W, and eventually a 1920x1080 42"W. Laptop has a 15.4" 1440x900
Tyinsar 21st June 2007, 23:36 Quote
Voted other:

Currently have a Dell 22" WS @ home BUT pre-ordered this: (link) :D

(I guess my 7600GT isn't going to cut it much longer :'( )
korhojoa 21st June 2007, 23:45 Quote
19" is what i use as an external monitor for my 12.1" lappy, so that's what i selected.
i'm kind of sad that there are no laptop size choices.
knuck 21st June 2007, 23:47 Quote
19" CRT
Viewsonic P95F+-2 = best monitor EVER for FPS games (1280x960 @ 100'V'hz & 100'H'hz)


12" Wide on my XPSM1210
Colossous 21st June 2007, 23:50 Quote
Belinea 20.1" wide and its a beauty but soon to be a 24" Dell methinks !! :D
stephen2002 22nd June 2007, 00:36 Quote
No 18" on the poll. ViewSonic LCD, about 4 years old, forget what model.
ConKbot of Doom 22nd June 2007, 01:07 Quote
no 17" widescreen? I saw one at bestbuy with some of the new systems they sell... I had a hard time believing that they would but the resolution was just enough to do 720P so I guess that is why they would even think about making that.
keir 22nd June 2007, 01:15 Quote
depends on the day/night.

24" dell most of the time, but some nights its my 60" projector screen :D :D
MonkeyNutZ 22nd June 2007, 01:26 Quote
20.1 wide
Koradhil 22nd June 2007, 01:26 Quote
22" widescreen, a Samsung 226BW.
My secondary is an old 15" AGNeovo TFT.
simosaurus 22nd June 2007, 01:38 Quote
TWENTY FOUR INCHES!!!!
LoopyJuice 22nd June 2007, 02:06 Quote
30" Primary and only
LockmanX 22nd June 2007, 03:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyB
42" Westinghouse LCD, 1080p baby!


I'm not alone!

LVM-42W2 FTW.

The Westies are getting nice and cheap now too. Can find the 42 under $900 from time to time. Very tempting.....
Hugo 22nd June 2007, 03:39 Quote
Well I have a 24" diagonal monitor.... Don't know how wide it is though ;)
mime genocide 22nd June 2007, 03:48 Quote
primary-24 inch benq FP241Wz
secondary- 51 inch 80 kilo crt
Malvolio 22nd June 2007, 04:26 Quote
I use my 42" 1080p widescreen LCD TV :D It's funtastic.
r0z|3o0n 22nd June 2007, 04:51 Quote
20" Widescreen LCD with a 17" LCD on each side. Triple monitor for the win ^____^
gvblake22 22nd June 2007, 05:06 Quote
Gateway FPD2485W 24" Widescreen here :D
tm36usa 22nd June 2007, 05:12 Quote
21" IBM Trinitron Flat CRT. Best cad monitor Ive ever seen/used. Its also great for anything i need to do. And it weighs a good 80 pounds, cant wait to take it with me to Uni in the fall.
mardukph 22nd June 2007, 05:25 Quote
currently on a 2405... but would go for the dell 27incher when my wallet permits
bort 22nd June 2007, 06:14 Quote
2x19in
Mr. Oizo 22nd June 2007, 08:05 Quote
I still have a 15" HP L1530 TFT. It's very small yeah, but so is my room, so I'm sitting not far from my screen and then 15" doesnt look that small.

Ofcourse I want a Samsung 226BW (22") but I still live with my parents and also my room cant take such a big screen... So I have to wait till I'm living on myself.
DougEdey 22nd June 2007, 08:10 Quote
keir: biznitch you are! I'll have to kick your arse when I get back to boro.
flabber 22nd June 2007, 08:17 Quote
Used to have a Dell 2007 20", but currently own a 20" iMac Core Duo (1680x1050), and of course a 720p HD-TV ^^
Mother-Goose 22nd June 2007, 10:16 Quote
Everyone seems to be waiting for the 27" dell to come down, I'd just like to add, I've used one for a bit (about 2 weeks) at work and got them to change it for the 24", which is what I have at home, The 27" isn't all that, and with vista the icons are big enough you don't really need it. DVD's looked very pixelated as well.
yakyb 22nd June 2007, 10:28 Quote
primary 20" wide but also run a2* 17" on the same desk (one for Server use)

Work
19" and a 17" actually use the 17 as primary and use the 19" as a scondary as it can display more info to refernce from
kalm 22nd June 2007, 10:41 Quote
I use my tv as my monitor its a nice little 42" Plasma Panel.
Evenge 22nd June 2007, 10:48 Quote
17" old Acer TFT... I have a secret fantasy to get 20 inch Eizo tft at my desk... ;)
M_D_K 22nd June 2007, 11:28 Quote
Since everyone else is posting as well as voting.

I have a 19" as my main and i voted accordingly.
DougEdey 22nd June 2007, 11:29 Quote
Thought you sold/are selling the 19"?
Hazardous 22nd June 2007, 11:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyinsar


Currently have a Dell 22" WS @ home BUT pre-ordered this: (link) :D

I only found out about that 'Digital' version, just a week after I'd splashed out £180 for the standard TripleHead :( :(
Hugo.B 22nd June 2007, 11:57 Quote
To sum up: as of 10:40am GMT
(decreasing popularity)

19"..................85..........18.97%
17"..................76..........16.96%
20" Wide..........69..........15.40%
24" Wide..........53..........11.83%
22" Wide..........36............8.04%
19" Wide..........34............7.59%
Other...............27............6.03%
21" Wide..........15............3.35%
21"...................17............3.79%
15"...................13............2.90%
20"...................11............2.46%
30" Wide...........11............2.46%
26" Wide.............1............0.22%
23" Wide.............0.................0%
27" Wide.............0.................0%


Why, oh, why, are 19inchers so popular?


H.B.
DougEdey 22nd June 2007, 12:09 Quote
Price point for them has always been ever so slightly above 17" (about £10-£20) and it's an e-peen
Giggz 22nd June 2007, 12:15 Quote
22" going up to 30" next month
daveppeters 22nd June 2007, 13:10 Quote
Currently have a 19" Compaq S920. Pretty good picture too!
RTT 22nd June 2007, 13:21 Quote
Two Dell 2407s :)
geek1017 22nd June 2007, 14:32 Quote
For years and years I've been using 14 or 15" CRTs at home.
I think this laptop is also 15"

No widescreen or other malarkey for me. At least not until I can afford a nice HDTV.
PhillyB 22nd June 2007, 14:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LockmanX
I'm not alone!

LVM-42W2 FTW.

The Westies are getting nice and cheap now too. Can find the 42 under $900 from time to time. Very tempting.....

900$? where? i want ANOTHER!
Anakha 22nd June 2007, 17:44 Quote
My main one is a 14" wide Laptop LCD screen.

The one I've counted is the wife's, a 21" Diamondtron CRT
Bbq.of.DooM 22nd June 2007, 20:43 Quote
I still have the smallest monitor here :(
Mankz 22nd June 2007, 21:26 Quote
OT When i first picked up my VX910 about 2 years ago it cost over £300, nowdays, I could almost get 2x22" for that much.

Yet, those 30" and 24" havn't moved much in price terms.
hitman012 22nd June 2007, 21:59 Quote
This ain't half a popular thread is it? 20" Samsung wide screen here :)
exavier412 22nd June 2007, 23:24 Quote
I have a Dell 2407WFP connected to my 15" powerbook. I use both screens at the same time. Usually I use the powerbook for IM, email, and music, and the 24" for everything else.
Tyinsar 22nd June 2007, 23:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugo.B
...
Why, oh, why, are 19inchers so popular?
1) Cost, up until very recently anything over 19" was WAY too much money.
2) Higher resolution = a bigger video card = double whammy to the wallet.
3) 19" is just nicer to use than a 17": Almost every 17" I've seen was running at lower than hardware res because otherwise you hear "but that way I can't read it" - and Windows font scaling is almost useless.
Lazarus Dark 23rd June 2007, 01:42 Quote
37" 1080p Westinghouse lcd
ou7blaze 23rd June 2007, 11:50 Quote
Really depressing i STILL use a 15', used to have a 17' but it went bust and coughed up some smoke :( Can't believe my mum actually thought I was smoking in the room LOL, until I finally convinced her my monitor ACTUALLY blew up.
J-Pepper 23rd June 2007, 16:13 Quote
13" Macbook internal screen
koola 23rd June 2007, 16:30 Quote
24" here.
J273 23rd June 2007, 18:34 Quote
30" :D
notatoad 24th June 2007, 05:06 Quote
22" acer widescreen, but i can't get any work done without my 17" beside it. i'll probably pick up a second 22" in the fall.
LockmanX 24th June 2007, 05:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyB
900$? where? i want ANOTHER!

Just keep an eye out. Deal sites and all. Fatwallet had a run of deals on the 37's for awhile. The 42's aren't as popular but still get some attention. They've popped up in the last two woot-offs for $1055 shipped as well. Man if only I had jumped on that.... Another thing to watch is which stores are clearing them out. I got mine when the local worst buy was selling the last of their stock. Took an hour and haggling with three people but they knocked of 400. A little luck and finding the one dude in the store who was just told by his manager to never take no for an answer. ;) I don't really go to hard ocp but I know the westies have a religious-like following over there. I'd bet they track deals all the time.
Fozzy 24th June 2007, 09:54 Quote
I don't own this one but thought it was cool. tis the school's

2 high dollar projectors at about 60ft each next to each other. Then at the station they are run from there is another 8x2 (16) 21" LCD's on a huge mount paneled together. It's pretty sweet. Then the recording studio I go to has a 6x1 (6) LCD setup which I think are 17's.
Konranjyoutai 24th June 2007, 17:37 Quote
19inch X2GEN LCD, and 56inch Toshiba DLP 1080P, use both screens constantly, the 19inch for sitting at the comp and the 56inch for sitting on the couch with wireless to game/watch HD movies or surf net.
monkeyville 24th June 2007, 21:21 Quote
12" Laptop Screen at the moment 1280x800. Have a 20.1 wide-screen on my desktop though.
proxess 24th June 2007, 21:26 Quote
17" 5:4 aspect ratio, so its quite big and i can read properly at the max res.
Mankz 24th June 2007, 21:42 Quote
Over 550 votes? Impressive!
myhottrashcan 25th June 2007, 00:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by specofdust
Another 21" CRT here. It may have an arse the size of J-Lo, but it's got a great front end(unlike J-Lo) and a great picture.

Only thing I'd change this for would be a 24" or larger widescreen LCD screen that cost a reasonable ammount of cash. So it ain't getting changed anytime soon.

Same here w/ IBM 21".
mardukph 25th June 2007, 06:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyinsar
...
2) Higher resolution = a bigger video card = double whammy to the wallet.
...

So true, I'm still running a 6800GT, it was fine on the 17" I had before the 24" widescreen; but now I have to turn down some settings to have the newer
games run smoothly. =D
Bindibadgi 25th June 2007, 10:17 Quote
I'm actually surprised more people don't have a 20" wide! Are most people's 19" 1280x1024 still!
Mankz 25th June 2007, 12:28 Quote
Mine is. I'd love to upgrade to a VX2025 or a 2007 ect. but it doesn't represent good value for money as my VX922 is only a tiny bit smaller. I think most people would only upgrade to a moniter that is properly bigger, which is why I think 24" is so popular.

Also, my X800 won't play most things on a moniter anybigger than a 19"

Bindi, what sort of screen/s do you have?
dognosh 25th June 2007, 16:02 Quote
45" (3*VX922 monitors on TH2G) :D

ok I know it's cheating as it's 3 monitors and not one but you don't notice the bezel between monitors and to be honest I am so used to having 3 screens that I won't go back to one again(I had to for a week when my TH2G died one week shy of a year,got replaced for free )
Mister_Tad 25th June 2007, 16:23 Quote
As posted earlier, this isn't a competition, this is an effort to get meaningful statistics. "cheating", as you say, isn't helping anyone.
Vash-HT 25th June 2007, 16:24 Quote
I'm using a Westinghouse 37" as my main monitor for my PC. Might seem too large but the way I have my room setup it works out very well. I also use it for all my consoles and DVD watching, but it is the primary screen for my PC.
dognosh 25th June 2007, 16:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
As posted earlier, this isn't a competition, this is an effort to get meaningful statistics. "cheating", as you say, isn't helping anyone.
my apologies, I thought you wanted to know what size my screen is, and it is 45" or 3 X 19"
Hazardous 25th June 2007, 17:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by dognosh


... 45" or 3 X 19"

:?

3x 15" = 45"? 3x 19" = 57"

They must have damned big bezels, if you've 'only' got 45" of screen to play with?
completemadness 25th June 2007, 17:55 Quote
don't forget a 19" is a diagonal size

so if you have 3x19" the diagonal isn't 3x19"
dognosh 25th June 2007, 17:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by completemadness
don't forget a 19" is a diagonal size

so if you have 3x19" the diagonal isn't 3x19"
a wise man has spoken

hazardous, since I am not at home I had to work it out from first principles
(X*X)+(Y*Y)=(Z*Z)
X being screen width and Y being screen height and Z being diagonal
first time I got it wrong as I forgot height was the same and I ended up with 55" and not 45" :D
z3rb 27th June 2007, 01:09 Quote
17" + 14" at the moment, I'll upgrade to 3x20" wide eventually.
dragontail 27th June 2007, 21:49 Quote
A bit late to this thread, just back from A2s. Using a 19" Iiyama atm, bought back in the day where 19" TFTs cost £500+... Damn, the response time is a bit of a joke, the viewing angles are rubbish, the brightness needs to be jacked up to 90+% for normal use... but hell, it's got portrait mode! Beauty!
MrSeanKon 28th June 2007, 11:57 Quote
LGT 19" TFT :)
Valo 28th June 2007, 12:06 Quote
17" tft and 15.4" widescreen, chose 17 over 19 because i liked the crispier image of 17ncher
Commodore 64 21st January 2008, 19:29 Quote
i have 15" CTX monitor, and 17" Philips monitor. 15'' is really small for me...
Tyinsar 21st January 2008, 20:14 Quote
1) Welcome to the forums Commodore

2) Holy thread resurrection Batman (If I didn't say it someone else would)

3) I always thought this thread should have also have had a resolution component since most WS TVs have lower resolution than much smaller monitors, and projectors are even worse.
fathazza 21st January 2008, 20:59 Quote
2x22" iiyamas for the main comp

80" optoma hd720x for the pvr :)
Mankz 21st January 2008, 21:36 Quote
I've no gone from a 19" to 24". A very good jump indeed.
Scirocco 21st January 2008, 21:56 Quote
Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is main screen. Hanns-G 19" regular format is my secondary.
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