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Was thinking about picking up this:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=510&subcat=

IT's 1080p.

Is there much advantage in getting 1900x1200? I mean, if I play any BluRays on it or connect it to my PS3, won't it look a little stretched/squished? Alternatively, I could pick up this:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=510&subcat=

However I'm really not convinced that a squarer display coupled with a lack of native 1080p is worth paying an extra 25 quid for.

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1080p resolution--which equates to 1,920x1,080
so 1,920x1200 is a little bit higher.

I would get the 1st one it has a faster response time plus it is a little bit cheaper
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 4/14/09 at 1:08pm
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post #3 of 13
Go with the 1920x1200. If you play blu ray on it, you'll just have extra black on the top and bottom of the picture, no big deal. Plus, it's a higher resolution for games, and your general computing needs.
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I would go with 1920x1200 for a few reasons.

1) Yes, it's a larger resolution than 1920x1080. 1920x1200 is actually classified as 1200p I do believe

2) Don't quote me on this, but I believe 16x10 monitors were made because after you subtract out the amount of space the start bar uses (aka 120 pixels vertically) the screen resolution you are left with is 1920x1080.

So when you use a 16x10 monitor(@1920x1200), the actual space that you work on is really 1920x1080, which is the same resolution as that 1080p monitor you linked. In movies, you will see some space at the bottom and top, but unless this bugs the hell outta you, I would get the 1200 monitor. You won't regret it.

I hope that made sense lol. I just woke up
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1900 by 1200 man... no question - all the points above are valid. Gaming on this resolution is enough to make you wanna quit work and be a bum like the Big Lebowski!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gill.. View Post
1900 by 1200 man... no question - all the points above are valid. Gaming on this resolution is enough to make you wanna quit work and be a bum like the Big Lebowski!
QFT. I wouldn't trade my 26" for anything, 1920x1200 is the perfect resolution for everything.
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post #7 of 13
Whoever said the 1920x1200 is to incorporate a 1080p picture while still maintaining your windows taskbar is correct. When you consider the 120 pixel height of the task bar you are left with 1080p of vertical space for your work. This is the ideal configuration IMO.

I read the LCD panel manufacturers are going to push the 1920x1080 aspect ratio because of their production costs. They can make more panels with less waste in 16:9 aspect as opposed to less panels with more waste on 16x10.
post #8 of 13
...but can your 4870 handle 1200p? I would recommend the 1080p simply because it is cheaper, the picture is pretty much just as good, and it is the standard when watching HD movies and such. Also, with 512mb of video memory your 4870 will struggle a bit more with the 1200p making games a bit less enjoyable. Yes, you would have a *slightly* prettier picture, but if your fps is going to drop because of it it's not worth it.
    
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512mb 4870 handles 1920x1200 pry well actually. 1GB+ VRAM helps, but mainly in situations where games have crazy amounts of textures to load, draw distance etc (like GTA IV, WoW, Fallout 3 etc.).

Most FPS games see little/no frames diff b/t 512 or 1 Gig. I don't have GTA or WoW, but Fallout 3 runs like butter w/ my 512mb at 1920x1200 ("high" settings)

I've had 1920x1080 monitor and 1920x1200, it's a matter of preference I guess, but I'd say 1920x1200 FTW
Edited by candy_van - 4/14/09 at 5:14pm
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post #10 of 13
Uh dude....... The "Big" Lebowski was the rich older guy. I think you are referring to the lazy stoner aka "Little" Lebowski played by Jeff Bridges. Get it right or go home.
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