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I just ordered parts to build a pc for work paid for by my boss.

He wanted everything including a monitor, kb, and mouse.

So I ordered an Acer 18.5" 1366x768 16:9 monitor.

I get to use the new pc and give my current one to another coworker.

The monitor I am using right this moment is an envision 19" 1440x900 16:10.

So my question is which one would be best for my line of work? I am an accountant and safety compliance manager for a trucking company that means I am going to have quickbooks, excel, ie, pc miler, calculator, and other DOT programs open.

I am leaning more towards 16:10 but I want to know what you all think.

Thanks in advance.
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Resolution on both seem quite low for the kind of work you're doing. The 16:10 is superior, simply because it has more total pixels.
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1366x768 = 1049088 pixels

1440x900 = 1296000 pixels

Go for the 16:10, the slightly higher resolution will benefit you more
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Resolution on both seem quite low for the kind of work you're doing. The 16:10 is superior, simply because it has more total pixels.
Yeah I know they are both small but that what I have to work with in the meantime.

That is why I want to keep the 16:10.

My coworker only really need to use a browser to look for loads and use google maps since he is the dispatcher.
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Originally Posted by Vespa125125 View Post
1366x768 = 1049088 pixels

1440x900 = 1296000 pixels

Go for the 16:10, the slightly higher resolution will benefit you more
That is what I was thinking.
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post #6 of 6
16:10 for sure.

The only reason 16:9 is "good" is when watching movies (particularly TV) where the content is 16:9 therefore you won't have letterboxing/black bars, although films are rarely shot in 16:9 so they'll still have letterboxing anyway.

In all other cases, especially as a computer monitor and even more so when used for productivity, 16:10 is far better.
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