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Widescreen LCD monitor for computer?

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On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 20:29:36 +1300, Allistar wrote:

>> Allistar wrote:
>>>> Steve wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 16:26:39 +1300, ERNEST THE SHEEP wrote:
>>>>>> I'm thinking of getting a new computer. Should I go for a
>>>>>> widescreen
>>>>>> or just a normal LCD monitor?
>>>>>> I don't intend to watch dvds or televison on it so are there any
>>>>>> other benefits, or would I just have an annoying gap on each side
>>>>>> of
>>>>>> the screen?
>>>>> Why would you have a gap? Going widescreen depends on whether you
>>>>> can
>>>>> use the extra space, really.
>>>> So there wouldn't be a gap on each side if I was browsing the web or
>>>> using word or whatever?
>>> No. Your computer would use the full resolution. Unlike TV, computers
>>> aren't limited to a 4x3 ratio.

>> Thanks, I didn't realise that. I imagine it would look a little odd,
>> athough I suppose you would get used to it after a while. But is this
>> going to be of any benefit is what I really want to know. Is having a
>> widescreen monitor of much use if you don't intend to use it to watch dvds
>> ot television?

> More screen real estate is always better.
> I currently have a triple monitor setup (2 17" LCD's and 1 17" CRT) which
> gives me an effective resolution of 3840x1024. May seem gimmicky but I am
> much more productive because of it.
> I would personally prefer a two 17" LCDs than one 17" widescreen. I'm not
> sure how the price compares though. Using two (or more) monitors is betten
> (IMO) than a single wide monitor as when a window is maximised it is only
> maximised into the window it occupies, not to the entire desktop space.
> Allistar.

There are some monitors (coming up?) on the market that require dual dvi
interfaces, but are a single wide screen. Pricey, but waay cool.

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