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Michal11
Oct 15, 2011, 02:15 PM
Hi guy,

I made a decision to order external monitor for my new macbook air and I am not sure if I am picking the right now. I choose 22 Nec with resolution 1680 x 1050.

My questions is it a good decision considering Macbook air has 1440x900 or should I buy something higher? I was thinking about 24 but that is way too big machine for my small desk. Thank you.



eric/
Oct 15, 2011, 03:20 PM
Hi guy,

I made a decision to order external monitor for my new macbook air and I am not sure if I am picking the right now. I choose 22 Nec with resolution 1680 x 1050.

My questions is it a good decision considering Macbook air has 1440x900 or should I buy something higher? I was thinking about 24 but that is way too big machine for my small desk. Thank you.

The resolution is fine, but I would recommend 1920x1080 for a new monitor. It's not about the resolution, it's about having more screen real estate. You can get the best of both worlds by getting a 1920x1080 monitor at 22' . I would look into getting a Samsung monitor myself.

Michal11
Oct 15, 2011, 04:32 PM
1920x1080 isn't that 16:9 ratio? No way I would get that :). It is horrible

warfed
Oct 15, 2011, 04:53 PM
1920x1080 isn't that 16:9 ratio? No way I would get that :). It is horrible

??? You have more vertical pixel and you have more horizontal pixel.. how is that horrible?

eric/
Oct 15, 2011, 05:30 PM
1920x1080 isn't that 16:9 ratio? No way I would get that :). It is horrible

lulwut?

turbotoes
Oct 16, 2011, 02:57 AM
I can't understand why anyone would say 16:9 was horrible, but each to their own I guess.

To the op, 1680 x 1050 is a good res for a 22" screen, I'm not trying to teach any one to suck eggs but don't forget the higher the res, yes, more real estate, but smaller text and icons too. :)

Michal11
Oct 16, 2011, 04:06 AM
Nevermind I just hate 16:9 ratio :)

I am asking becaue macbook air 13 is 1440x900 while this lcd 1680x1050 which is not that big difference right? And I am afraid that since everything is going to be bigger on this lcd due to not that high resolution for "22" everything will then appear so small on macbook air (text etc). Because I will get use to bigger UI and air ui will then appear small for my eyes.

Hope it make sense :)

eric/
Oct 16, 2011, 04:49 AM
Nevermind I just hate 16:9 ratio :)

I am asking becaue macbook air 13 is 1440x900 while this lcd 1680x1050 which is not that big difference right? And I am afraid that since everything is going to be bigger on this lcd due to not that high resolution for "22" everything will then appear so small on macbook air (text etc). Because I will get use to bigger UI and air ui will then appear small for my eyes.

Hope it make sense :)

if you're worried about that than get a higher resolution monitor or decrease the resolution on your MBA.

jesus this thread makes me rage

henry72
Oct 16, 2011, 05:03 AM
If you ask me? Yes it is for an external monitor. However, it's really up to you. Good luck.

nexsta
Oct 16, 2011, 03:40 PM
Forget what the people say here, I have a 22" with 1680x1050 and after I bought the 11" Air and used it a lot, I just can't use the 22 lcd anymore, the resolution of 1680x1050 is just too low for 22", the image just looks too grainy, you will hate it, I won't recommend it to anyone. I now have a 20" with 1680x1050 and it's fine.

Meric
Oct 16, 2011, 11:56 PM
Nevermind I just hate 16:9 ratio :)

I am asking becaue macbook air 13 is 1440x900 while this lcd 1680x1050 which is not that big difference right? And I am afraid that since everything is going to be bigger on this lcd due to not that high resolution for "22" everything will then appear so small on macbook air (text etc). Because I will get use to bigger UI and air ui will then appear small for my eyes.

Hope it make sense :)

What do you really want? Bigger text anf icons or more real estate? Or both?

s2dio
Oct 17, 2011, 02:13 AM
22' 1680x1050 is a great monitor and will probably suit your needs just fine. I have one myself, connected to a desktop computer. I use my 13" without a monitor, but if I had to and didn't have my 22", I'd consider buying a larger one in terms of diagonal (24-27") and resolution.

Of course it depends on your needs and your budget, but IMO, 22" 1680x1050 is a little dated to buy today.

NutsNGum
Oct 17, 2011, 12:15 PM
I owned a Dell 2209wa.

It looked like you were playing Tetris when typing a word document.

Brandon0448
Oct 17, 2011, 07:28 PM
I owned a Dell 2209wa.

It looked like you were playing Tetris when typing a word document.

Lulz

I agree thats a pretty rubbish resolution for a 22" monitor. But I love high res displays, everything is just so crisp. I don't use external monitors with my Mac, I have a much beefier Windows machine so I can scale up the text if needed.