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I'm looking into getting some IPS panels so I can set up a portrait eyefinity/surround configuration. I tried it with my TN panels and the color shift was awful, I really need the 178/178 degree viewing angle. I've been eying the Dell U2211H, but the only thing stopping me is the 16:9 aspect ratio. I've never been a fan, and if I want to go portrait, I'd really like the 16:10 for the extra width.

So, any good 22"(-ish) 16:10 IPS panels out there? Trying to keep it around $200-$225 per screen, and the only Dell 16:10 I've seen is the 2209WA, and it seems to be discontinued.
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I tried to find one a few months ago. The Dell 2209wa is no longer made, it was the best.

I think you can find a NEC but the prices are not realistic.
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I'm looking into getting some IPS panels so I can set up a portrait eyefinity/surround configuration. I tried it with my TN panels and the color shift was awful, I really need the 178/178 degree viewing angle. I've been eying the Dell U2211H, but the only thing stopping me is the 16:9 aspect ratio. I've never been a fan, and if I want to go portrait, I'd really like the 16:10 for the extra width.

So, any good 22"(-ish) 16:10 IPS panels out there? Trying to keep it around $200-$225 per screen, and the only Dell 16:10 I've seen is the 2209WA, and it seems to be discontinued.

You won't benefit much from 1680x1050. Games will look worse than 1920x1080 IPS portrait. You will see less per screen in windows.


Really. I want you to be honest. Exactly why would 16:10 be better? I can think of no reason.

If the resolution went from 1920x1080 to 1200, it'd be an improvement. But looking for 1680x1050 panels just decreases the resolution over 1080p, which makes things worse in almost every department, aside from saving up desk space.
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You won't benefit much from 1680x1050. Games will look worse than 1920x1080 IPS portrait. You will see less per screen in windows.


Really. I want you to be honest. Exactly why would 16:10 be better? I can think of no reason.

If the resolution went from 1920x1080 to 1200, it'd be an improvement. But looking for 1680x1050 panels just decreases the resolution over 1080p, which makes things worse in almost every department, aside from saving up desk space.

three 1920x1080 in portrait gives you a 1.6875 aspect ratio. three 1680x1050 in portrait give you 1.875. wider aspect ratio means a more immersive gaming experience. I don't watch movies on my computer, so 1080 vs 1050 (in landscape) isn't really a big deal to me. But most of all, it's just personal preference. 16:9 just feels way to squashed in landscape, and too skinny in portrait. The numbers may say that 16:9 is better, but if it bugs the crap out of me, it's not really better in my opinion.
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three 1920x1080 in portrait gives you a 1.6875 aspect ratio. three 1680x1050 in portrait give you 1.875. wider aspect ratio means a more immersive gaming experience. I don't watch movies on my computer, so 1080 vs 1050 (in landscape) isn't really a big deal to me. But most of all, it's just personal preference. 16:9 just feels way to squashed in landscape, and too skinny in portrait. The numbers may say that 16:9 is better, but if it bugs the crap out of me, it's not really better in my opinion.

If that is true, why not simply lower the vertical resolution on the 3x 16:9 displays? You get the same effect...

If you care about it that much, why not lower the resolution on a 1920x1200 screen to 1920x720 and say "It's wider, it makes for a more immersive experience"

This is just my opinion, but the benefit from 3x 1920x1080 in portrait over the 16x10 ones is worth it even for the desktop work. smile.gif
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If that is true, why not simply lower the vertical resolution on the 3x 16:9 displays? You get the same effect...

If you care about it that much, why not lower the resolution on a 1920x1200 screen to 1920x720 and say "It's wider, it makes for a more immersive experience"

This is just my opinion, but the benefit from 3x 1920x1080 in portrait over the 16x10 ones is worth it even for the desktop work. smile.gif

We both know that 1920x720 is a huge exaggeration of what I was talking about. Plus you're talking changing the resolution from native, not about the physical aspect ratio of the screen.

I appreciate the input, but I really didn't want this thread to be an argument of aspect ratios. We just have a difference of opinion, and I'm still going to get a 16:10 over a 16:9. But hey, if I can't find one at a decent price I may have to go with a 16:9 after all
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how about someone that actually has IPS displays makes a post? *cue me*

I have three 1680x1050 screens for gaming and I like it much better than 1920x1080. The point of having a 1920x1080 screen is that you get that "wide" effect with only one display.

The two side screens I have are IPS displays - Dell 2005FPW and 2007WFP. The middle one is an HP w2207h.

I'm not sure if dell has older 22" IPS models but these side ones are 20".
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how about someone that actually has IPS displays makes a post? *cue me*

I have three 1680x1050 screens for gaming and I like it much better than 1920x1080. The point of having a 1920x1080 screen is that you get that "wide" effect with only one display.

The two side screens I have are IPS displays - Dell 2005FPW and 2007WFP. The middle one is an HP w2207h.

I'm not sure if dell has older 22" IPS models but these side ones are 20".

so would you recommend that line of Dells if I can find a bigger version?
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