[SATLUG] OT Monitor format 4:3 or 16:9?

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Sat Dec 15 13:16:24 CST 2007

Borries Demeler wrote:
>> Hi to All,  I have acquired the Everex Go PC, and
>> my wife will not allow deployment of my old 21" Nokia
>> monitor downstairs.  This means getting a new
>> LCD with either the 1600x1200 or the 1680x1050
>> format.  Any experience with the new widescreen
>> that would sway you one way or the other?
>> I have looked at the open chrome driver for this
>> Via chipset and it seems to support either.
> It depends on what you want to do with it. If you look at a lot of documents
> or program, the additional vertical screenspace of the 1600x1200 would be 
> preferred, so you don;t need to scroll so much. If you mostly want to watch
> widescreen movies, go for the 1680x1050 format. I personally prefer the 
> additional real estate in the 1600x1200. If I wanted more horizontal space,
> I'd get two monitors and put them next to eachother.

Some monitor stands allow you to rotate them. It can be done in linux to 
rotate the display. Then you get an additional vertical advantage there.

I prefer the more square over the widescreen. But I've 2x 1600x1200 
displays :) Samsung SyncMaster 204B. Nice monitors.
> -b.
>> Thanks,  Howard
>> -- 
>> Howard Haradon
>> San Antonio, TX  USA
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