16-9 or 16-10?

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  1. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    what do yous think is a more solid investment.
    i want to buy a 24 inch monitor. I dunno if i should buy the dell with the 1920x1080 resolution, or a monitor with 1920x1200 resolution.
    would i have any problems playing games at the 16,9 resolution?
     
  2. iSpoody 1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, after reading a bit i feel the 16,9 screen is better for me. can anyone find where to buy the dell sound-bar add-on for the monitor. i just want some basic speakers that are kept discreetly on the monitor but cannot find the sound-bar anywhere on the aussie dell website. anyone have a idea?
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Both are fine, but I find 16:9 to be a little too short and wide for me... 16:10 is much better IMO.
     
  4. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Could you explain to us how 16x9 is better for you?
     
  5. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    16:10 is better for computers/work stuff.

    Why: Because a 24" 16x10 can have two real size 8.5x11 pages displayed side by side and the :10 leaves enough room for toolbars on the top or bottom.

    The move to 16:9 is just to save mfg's money because digital TV/everything else is already in that format and they want to consolidate to one ratio.

    Don't let them cheat you your :1 !

    -Allen
     
  6. thebrain74 macrumors regular

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    I think the only reason one would want a 16:9 is if you primarily used it for movies. But for everything else I would think 16:10 would be best. Its personal preference, but I use a 16:10 laptop (MBP) and I would not like it any shorter. I also use a 23'' ACD and I like the ratio there a lot too.
     
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    But most movies are either 1.85:1 or 2.35:1. 16:9 is 1.78:1, which is admittedly closer to 1.85:1 than 16:10 (1.60:1) but still short of getting rid of the black bars. In which case, you might as well get extra pixels top and bottom of the pictures.
     
  8. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    I like 16:10 best because it is the golden ratio ;)
    (or very close to it)
     
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  10. iSpoody 1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well all i do is either watch videos or surf the internet, or do a bit of school work. i wouldn't mind loosing the 120 pixels height wise lol i wouldn't use them anyway

    lol, well the $100 i save getting the 16x9 screen makes me want it more

    well whatever makes the black lines smaller
     
  11. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    First of all, did you read that article? It presents a great reason why not to have wider screens. Today's OSs (especially OS X) are screen space hungry. When you first turn on your computer, take a good look at the menubar, dock, and icons on the right hand side of your screen. How much space do they take up? A lot, especially vertically.

    I just don't think 16:9 screens are practical unless you're looking at 1920x1080 or better.
     
  12. iSpoody 1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes i read it,
    it was very interesting but at the moment i have to say 16x9 is what i want, also the screen i have now is a 17 lcd 1280x1024 and the screen i want is the 24" dell res 1920x1080 so i will have a small increase in the tallness of the screen. the advantage of watching vids and cheaper price of the 16x9 24" screen strongly outweigh the advantage of the 16x10 24" screen.
    plus just so yous know i just ordered my 24" dell S2409W screen and logitech LS21 speakers (cause i couldn't find the dell soundbar anywhere!!!) and i'm sooo happy :D:D:D
     
  13. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Well, hey, as long as you're happy :D.
     

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