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I've been looking at LCD monitors lately (do they still sell CRT displays?) and have noticed that the 16:10 aspect ratio is now pretty much nonexistent, replaced by 16:9 which is the standard for most HDTV's. Why did they do that? I like 16:10 screens but not 16:9 as they are far too wide and actually cut down on vertical resolution (from 1920x1200 to 1920x1080 and from 1680x1050 to 1600x900). I would hate it if I had a 16:9 screen and was reading documents and web pages and I would have to scroll down every few lines because the screen's not tall enough. I COULD orient it vertically (though not all monitors support that) but is that worth the hassle?

Are there any monitors that're still 16:10? Guess I'd better get one quickly before they're all gone.
 

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There's a ton of 1680x1050 in the 22" screens, but looks like all the higher res ones are 1920x1080. When you get to 24" ones is where you see some 1920x1200. Bunch of them at ncix, anyway.
 

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Good thing I live near an NCIX retail store.

Are they still making new models with 16:10 aspect ratios?

And seriously, who here agrees that 16:9 is just too wide for a computer display?
 

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I just got an Asus 23.6" with the 1920x1080 and I like it. Also have an Asus 24" 1920x1200 monitor, it's great too. With the 16:9, I watch a movie in the top right corner and use a little over half the screen for a browser, works good for me that way. Haven't had the time to try any games yet though, who knows, I may find it sucks for that.
 
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