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Hey guys, sorry for posting this if its been answered, I searched but am not smart enough to come to my own conclusion on this one...

So, at work I run 2 dell 2007FP monitors at 1600x1200 and I love them, so I just had to go dual monitors here at home...I cant afford new Dells, but found this Acer model that seems like it would be a good match for me. I am a 3d artist, and amature photographer, I spend 12-15 hours on the comp a day (no life), and like my workspace...However, it has a native res of 1400 x 1050...My question is, is there much support for this resolution? Is it gonna be a pain for me to play games on them, and is anything going to be diffrent?

I am not a big gammer, but recently got hooked with FPS's and such....

I just got an 8800gts 640mb so I dont want to loose quality with a bad resolution if I can help it...Here is the model, tell me what you think of it, two of these bad boys on my desktop...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009109

Thanks in Advance!
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Originally Posted by MotoGeek View Post
Hey guys, sorry for posting this if its been answered, I searched but am not smart enough to come to my own conclusion on this one...

So, at work I run 2 dell 2007FP monitors at 1600x1200 and I love them, so I just had to go dual monitors here at home...I cant afford new Dells, but found this Acer model that seems like it would be a good match for me. I am a 3d artist, and amature photographer, I spend 12-15 hours on the comp a day (no life), and like my workspace...However, it has a native res of 1400 x 1050...My question is, is there much support for this resolution? Is it gonna be a pain for me to play games on them, and is anything going to be diffrent?

I am not a big gammer, but recently got hooked with FPS's and such....

I just got an 8800gts 640mb so I dont want to loose quality with a bad resolution if I can help it...Here is the model, tell me what you think of it, two of these bad boys on my desktop...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009109

Thanks in Advance!
I honestly don't recall that specific resolution in any of the games I play, but I tend to stick with the more used ones anyway, so don't take this to mean that it isn't viable. It is a 4:3 aspect ratio though, same as 1600x1200, so I don't see it being a problem. Many games also have commands where you can set the resolution manually, so you may be able to use that resolution even if the game doesn't natively support it. Case and point is with BF2.
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It depends. It's a 4:3 ratio.

Personally, I would go widescreen with two 1680 x 1050 monitors. That's a common resolution, and you have the advantage of widescreen (I love having two documents side-by-side).

The price is the same:
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Cool, thanks a ton guys...I have been reluctant to go widescreen, although that is awesome 2K extra pixles of real estate with the same specs all around...Am I still in the stone age thinking that games and apps are all streched around when using them? lol. I am an Ubernoob with this stuff, I just press the on button and hope it works. lol. I appreciate it.
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Windows fully supports widescreen, and many games now also support widescreen.

I would definately get widescreen. It's really a standard right now.
    
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Windows fully supports widescreen, and many games now also support widescreen.

I would definately get widescreen. It's really a standard right now.
Word. I just got a 20" widescreen and I can't believe I didn't earlier.

Also for games, check out widescreengamer.com if the game doesn't natively support wide resolutions.
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Cool, thanks alot guys, ORDERED
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