RE: What's what with LCD resolution and aspect?

Subject: RE: What's what with LCD resolution and aspect?
From: "Gordon McLean" <Gordon -dot- McLean -at- GrahamTechnology -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 07:37:16 -0000

Yup. Wot Laura said.

I have that very size of monitor, didn't get a choice (only here a couple of
months) and it's my first widescreen monitor. Being able to have two pages
open, side by side, at a readable size is a huge bonus. As is being able to
have one page of a Structured FM doc open on one side, with all the FM
toolbox/palettes open on the other. I'm seriously considering getting the
same at home, as it is almost as big a productivity saver as Launchy


-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+gordon -dot- mclean=grahamtechnology -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> If you were about to receive (not ordered yet) a monitor to replace a
> dying CRT, and the offering was 1680x1050 LCD, would you make a fuss
> and hold out for 1600x1200?

I'm sure they'll be pleased if you made a fuss. The monitor you're getting
is the 20 inch widescreen. A 1600x1200 monitor would be a
4:3 aspect ratio 20 inch LCD -- it's a smaller and cheaper monitor.

LCD resolution refers to the actual number of native pixels on the screen.
You should run it at its native resolution. If you run a 1680x1050 LCD at
1600x1200, you'll get stretched out pixels. That would be bad.

Get the widescreen and just run it they way its supposed to be run.
It's a terrific monitor. The really nice thing about the widescreen LCDs is
that you can put two pages up side by side.


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