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Hey I am really questioning the aspect ratios that a lot of people game on. I am coming from 1080p but I see a lot of benchmarking in 1680x1050 and 1920x1200. Is there a major difference between the ratios? Is on better than the other? Thanks
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No. I just went from a 1920x1200 26" Sammy to a 27" 1920x1080 Sammy. You don't notice the loss because it's so small.
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Just more screen real estate.

Just choose whatever looks better to you. Games definitely look better on my 1920x1200 display, but FPS's suffer a slight FOV disadvantage. Your call.
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They are both good. I prefer 16:10, but again, there is nothing wrong with 16:9, in some games it offers a a bigger FOV, but that it. I like the extra space relevant in 16:10. But not a huge difference, go with whatever you are comfortable with.
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An argument (complete w/ mud-slinging) always eventually happens with a topic like this.

Me personally, I can't stand working on 16:9 monitors. They just feel too "chopped off" compared to 16:10, however small the pixel difference is.
    
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Reading/editing books and papers is easier on 16:10, and I generally prefer the taller aspect ratios, but raw screen size (both physical dimensions and resolution), within reason, is more important that aspect ratio to me.
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What about movies and TV?
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post
What about movies and TV?
Just took screencaps of 1920x1200 and 1080p, respectively. Hope these help in terms of the black bars.



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post #9 of 45
I hope you're joking. $270 for a 28 inch Hanns 1920x1200 monitor is a pretty good deal.

EDIT: Also they tend to be more expensive because 16:10 is rarer (though it shouldn't be) and most high-quality IPS screens are 16:10 (and IPS are expensive to begin with.)

EDIT2: "better for web browsing, work"... definitely trolling.
 
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16:9 is a very good size.

A lot of people on here seem not to like it, I think it might be because 16:9 screens are mass produced, and therefore cheaper, and they like to think they have higher end screens or something.

Honestly, its not that much to worry about. I would get a 16:9 because they are cheaper. The pixels dont really count for much difference. When gaming, 16:9's have more immersion because they fill up more of your peripheral vision, just slightly though. 16:10 is more of a square screen - it doesnt sound like it would make too much difference but it definately makes at least some difference.

16:9 is definately the best aspect ratio for gaming in my opinion, because it scales to our vision more then any other ratio. Ill make a picture to show you what I mean.

The premium on a 16:10 monitor is not worth it even in the slightest. 16:9s are much cheaper because they get mass produced for TV as well. As for the workspace, were talking 207,000 pixels vs 230,000 pixels. its not a big difference - 1280x720 has around 900,000 pixels if that helps put it into perspective...

Edited by jacobrjett - 10/16/11 at 11:19pm
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