Is Width of 24" display much more than a 22"?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Wie Gehts, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Wie Gehts macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2007
    Hey folks.

    Theres a lot of inexpensive 22" & 24" displays floating around and I'd like to get one for my macbook. I use mostly audio apps (Logic) and could really use width real estate.
    However, looking at some specs and some up close at Costco, the width difference between a 22" and a 24" didn't seem that great. It may be that the 24" makes up for its diagonal spec with the extra height involved.

    Also looking at some manufacturer specs on paper it looks like there only about an inch and a half difference in width between the two monitor sizes.

    Any advice? Thanks.
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    24" Displays typically are better, usually the 22" class is reserved for the "cheap" panels whereas you could find S-[PVA|IPS] with 24" much easier. If you're not a designer then that's a moot point of course. Also, 24"s tend to be 1920 by 1200 resolution whereas 22" are 1680 by (1080)?, the resolution alone is worth the higher price.

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