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If you're going to be using the 5870s in your rig, then I'd say go for the 1920x1200 as it should look better. But, if you want to watch bluray movies in 1080p, you'll have some small black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
 

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The extra vertical resolution is good for gaming. However, 40 pounds is quite a bit... I might go for it since I don't upgrade my monitor often... That would last me a good 2 years but you might be different.

The quality of the panel might be better on the x1200 one. You get what you pay for
 

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If you plan to watch any HD content, go with the 1080p monitor.

In all honesty, you will not notice the difference between the two resolutions on the same sized screen. The 1080p monitor in this case would look sharper, due to a higher DPI, but of course it will be 1" smaller.

I got my 24" 1080p monitor for $189 USD on a Newegg open box deal and couldn't be happier.
 

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If you'll watch movies, then 1080p is the way to go, seeing that it will then be 16:9 as opposed to 16:10 with the 1200p

For gaming, I would take 1920x1200
 

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id still say 1920x1200 for the 16:10, heck it can do 1080p fine, so why not go a lil higher?
 

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£40 for 120px ? pretty sure that's a little robbing of them to do that, but then again ur getting what you pay for in the end, and let's face it £209 for a LG 24" 1920x1200 is a bargain.
 

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the extra 120 pixels aren't really gonna be a performance breaker with your setup. the 16:9 option does consume about half the power of the other, if that's any consideration for you.

one thing, is after some digging they're both TN panels, but if it's for gaming and movies then it's not a problem.

I, personally, prefer 16:10 especially if the screen has an option to correctly scale a 16:9 format (i.e. 1-1 scaling so no stretching) which I believe that W2452T does. some people are bothered by the black bars if they watch a movie or something. I keep the player controls displayed on screen and typically at 16:10 the mini-control bar fits just in that space.

also, a number of games, if they support widescreen, tend to support the older 16:10 format. only recently are PC games starting to accept both.
 
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I didn't regret getting my 1920*1200 samsung... I wouldn't want the screen too narrow.
 
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I have no problem in games with 1920 x 1080.
 
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I didn't regret getting my 1920*1200 samsung... I wouldn't want the screen too narrow.

its not really that bad being narrow, i have a 1080 monitor and its good, kinda wished that i had a 24" monitor instead of a 22" tho...
 

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thanks for all the replies, +rep to all.

I think ill go for the 1920 x 1200, the reasons being is that for hd content I would run that through my main tv setup so I wouldnt really have any need on the pc screen, and the extra resolution would be nice for gaming, the only downside though is there is no hdmi input, so I couldnt put my xbox on there aswell, ohh well, cant have everything I guess
 

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thanks for all the replies, +rep to all.

I think ill go for the 1920 x 1200, the reasons being is that for hd content I would run that through my main tv setup so I wouldnt really have any need on the pc screen, and the extra resolution would be nice for gaming, the only downside though is there is no hdmi input, so I couldnt put my xbox on there aswell, ohh well, cant have everything I guess


Makes sense. I think I might do something similar in the future and that was my logic (stream stuff to xobx).
 

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I'd go with the 1080 because they are cheaper, which makes adding more monitors a very good possibility.

what? You can have 24" 1080p monitor with a 17" 1280 x 1024 CRT monitor it you wanted to.
 

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£40 for 120px ? pretty sure that's a little robbing of them to do that, but then again ur getting what you pay for in the end, and let's face it £209 for a LG 24" 1920x1200 is a bargain.

I'm pretty sure the 1920x1200 is 230.400 extra pixels.
 

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If you plan to watch any HD content, go with the 1080p monitor.

In all honesty, you will not notice the difference between the two resolutions on the same sized screen. The 1080p monitor in this case would look sharper, due to a higher DPI, but of course it will be 1" smaller.

I got my 24" 1080p monitor for $189 USD on a Newegg open box deal and couldn't be happier.


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If you'll watch movies, then 1080p is the way to go, seeing that it will then be 16:9 as opposed to 16:10 with the 1200p

For gaming, I would take 1920x1200

1920x1200 can do 1080p no worse than a 1920x1080. That's like saying a 155 MPH car can't do 140 MPH as well as a 140 MPH car. Only when you use a console or standalone movie player would you need a native 16:9 mode on the monitor for the image to not be stretched vertically, and even then there are a number of 16:10 monitors that support 16:9 mode.
 
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