[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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