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Old May 25, 2013, 12:47 AM   #51
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Ummm, no it isn't. It's equivalent to two 17" 1280 x 1024 monitors side by side.

A 4:3 17" monitor is 13.5 x 10.5 and a 29" ultra widescreen (like the dell U2913) is 27" x 10.5". So your 29" monitor is two small 17" 4:3's without the bezel. In order to have 2 - 23" 4:3's your ultra wide screen would have to be something like a 40" ultrawide screen monitor.

Furthermore, 1280 x 1024 on a 23" monitor would look like crud. It'd have a worse DPI than a 27" 1080P monitor!
Related to this, it's surprising how big a 23" widescreen display actually is (or at least it was for me coming from an old 20" iMac). It has WAY more horizontal space than I expected.
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Old May 25, 2013, 06:04 AM   #52
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Ummm, no it isn't. It's equivalent to two 17" 1280 x 1024 monitors side by side.
I stand corrected - never the less I like the screen.... Missing the wide gamut though but since this is only displaying charts and graphs (and not internet or media content) it is fine.
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Old May 25, 2013, 06:33 AM   #53
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Related to this, it's surprising how big a 23" widescreen display actually is (or at least it was for me coming from an old 20" iMac). It has WAY more horizontal space than I expected.
Agreed. I really feel that for 1080P that the sweet spot is roughly 22-23". The images are fairly large, but still very crisp. Also the price of a 22-23 inch monitor (even decent ones) are very affordable.
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