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post #11 of 45
16:10 at 1200p is a must for working . and if you want 16:9 just put the game at 1080p and you have it. I much prefer 16:10 to 16:9 in everything exept movies. but movies run in 16:9 with black bars that never bothers me.
    
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post #12 of 45
Same "size" (e.g. 22" 16:9 vs. 22" 16:10), 16:10 will give you more screen space.

However for games and most movies, 16:9 will let you see more horizontally, while leaving vertical FoV unaffected. In general desktop use though, 16:10 will give you more vertical space... but if vertical space is so important why don't you just get an old, big 4:3 or 5:4 monitor?

I prefer 16:9.
post #13 of 45
Whichever is cheaper just get it. Honestly, unless you have a monitor of the other res to compare it to, you will never care or notice the difference.
    
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post #14 of 45
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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.
The "immersion" really depends on screen size, not on the resolution. Even if you're running 1080p on a 20 inch monitor you'll have better "immersion" on a 25 inch 1200p monitor. A larger monitor will fill up more of your peripheral vision, and a 1200p monitor will fill your top peripheral vision better as well.
 
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post #15 of 45
@eXecuution

bollocks.

Size has nothing to do with aspect ratio!
post #16 of 45
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The "immersion" really depends on screen size, not on the resolution. Even if you're running 1080p on a 20 inch monitor you'll have better "immersion" on a 25 inch 1200p monitor. A larger monitor will fill up more of your peripheral vision, and a 1200p monitor will fill your top peripheral vision better as well.
Yes, but why would you compare a 20" monitor to a 25" monitor?

We are comparing aspect ratios, not monitor sizes.

16:9 at 27" will be more immersive then a 16:10 at 27" because it more closely scales to our eyesight/vision.

I do understand what you are getting at and you are right; But its the aspect ratio, not the monitor size in question here.
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post #17 of 45
Oh good this argument again. There are negatives to 16:9 as are 16:10. Anyone who doesn't agree with this is clearly blinded by bias.

But if your choosing between a low end 1080p and a low end 1200p I would say get the cheapest. The difference will be negligible
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post #18 of 45
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Oh good this argument again. There are negatives to 16:9 as are 16:10. Anyone who doesn't agree with this is clearly blinded by bias.

But if your choosing between a low end 1080p and a low end 1200p I would say get the cheapest. The difference will be negligible
Going to have to agree with this. It really comes down to preference.

I happen to like 16:9 for the added FoV, and don't find it confining for working/browsing. Others might not.

The best way to decide is to try both for yourself.
post #19 of 45
16:9 ratio with 2560x1440 > 16:10 with 1920x1200... just saying. =P
 
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post #20 of 45
Don't think that helps with current question

1080 vs 1200
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