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I didn't know where to post this topic so I thought maybe pc gaming section would be right spot?


Also, how much quality difference are there between 1920x1080 and 1920x1200? Is it only a small difference? I believe most people are gaming at 1920x1080 resolution so is it weird that I have a 1920x1200 monitor? Are 1920x1200 monitors less common?
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In b4 ... uh, nothing.

I do, and I feel very superior because of it. I got 120 mo' pixels dan yoo do....
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For me, I have no problem playing on a 1080p monitor. I've played on both 1080p and 1200p resolutions and it really isn't a game-changer for me.

I believe 1200p monitors are less common these days because companies are trying to integrate media together. TVs and computers are becoming more and more integrated every day. So that is a reason why monitors are usually 1080p in stores. I haven't seen a 1200p monitor in any store in ages.
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In before hydros starts flaming lol
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1920x1200 monitors are way less common, and more expensive. They're usually better for everything but gaming. When it comes to web browsing, you'll notice you have to scroll down a bit less, or have room for more toolbars. There is no quality difference based only on Resolution, it all comes down to other specifications.

2560x1440 has more pixels than a 1080p screen, but if its colors, backlighting, view angles and refresh rate is bad, most people would prefer the 1080p one. Quality.. not quantity.


16:9 ratios are better in nearly all games, unfortunately. I KNOW the extra vertical pixels seem amazing, but they do more harm than they do you good. I'd stop gaming at 1920x1200.

I really wish it worked differently, but in most cases it doesn't.
Gaming at 16:10 is losing you horizontal view space, and not giving you any vertical advantage.
Here is an example of what you lose by using a different Aspect Ratio than 16:9 in World of Warcraft.


Here are the pictures used. I had to scale the higher res pictures down in height to the correct height so they'd match in that previous picture, but it's still accurate.

16:9 1280x720

16:10 1280x800

4:3 1280x960

5:4 1280x1024



Pay very close attention to the very top of the screen, and the very bottom. All throughout the pictures that never changes.

If I were you, I would just deal with some small black bars at the top and bottom in favor of the bigger viewport and enjoy the extra pixels when doing other things. They ARE useful, just not for gaming :\
Edited by Shadow11377 - 8/26/12 at 2:27pm
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16:10 is great for gaming. I'd take 1920x1200 over 1920x1080 any day. Disadvantage my arse.

It all comes down to the individual game and how it manages it's FOV (or how you manage it's FOV) anyway. Not all games use Hor+ for widescreen aspect ratios. If it's a game like Far Cry, you'll see more at 16:10 than you will at 16:9, and even more still at 4:3.

And assuming the game does use Hor+ (vertical FOV is fixed), there will be tradeoffs either way. 16:9 might give you that little bit of extra peripheral awareness, but there will also be more edge distortion. This is the main reason why I prefer 16:10, I'll take the narrower FOV and less edge distortion: "Quality.. not quantity".

For legacy gaming, 1920x1200 is obviously a great resolution if you play any 4:3 only games, as you can 1:1 pixel map the standard 4:3 resolution 1600x1200.

Finally, 16:9 is a horrible aspect ratio for RTS games like AoE III. In fact, for such games 4:3 would probably be best. But 16:10 is a nice compromise ratio that works well over a wide range of games.
Edited by Oubadah - 8/26/12 at 10:37pm
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I actually like my 1080 Asus monitor over my 1200 samsung, maybe because the colors on my asus are a little better. but I don;t see the difference :/
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gaming at 1920x1200 ..thinking which 2560x display to choose....27 or 30. The bigger the better biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by MisaC View Post

gaming at 1920x1200 ..thinking which 2560x display to choose....27 or 30. The bigger the better biggrin.gif

Well it's exactly the same debate as 1920x1080 vs 1920x1200 - 16:9 vs 16:10. The wider is better crew will tell you to get the the 2560x1440 display because you'll net a little extra FOV. But again I'd probably recommend the 16:10 2560x1600display.

However, there is another factor there. 2560x1440@27" gives you a significantly finer pixel pitch than 2560x1600@30", which is something to consider.
Edited by Oubadah - 8/26/12 at 10:31pm
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