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Old 07-12-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I really want 16:10 monitor for surfing, documents, etc.
16:9 just gives up too much.

But there are fewer and fewer 16:10 monitors being offered.
And too many of them are models that are a year or two old.
Is 16:10 going away?
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:40 PM
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I really want 16:10 monitor for surfing, documents, etc.
16:9 just gives up too much.

But there are fewer and fewer 16:10 monitors being offered.
And too many of them are models that are a year or two old.
Is 16:10 going away?
They are not going away, but they are probably going to stay and move upstream to the top "pro" users. So they won't be inexpensive, unless it's a so-so quality monitor. I couldn't stand not having 1200 vertical resolution.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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It's harder finding 1920 x 1200 monitors when they're going 1920 x 1080 ...
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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They are not going away, but they are probably going to stay and move upstream to the top "pro" users. So they won't be inexpensive, unless it's a so-so quality monitor. I couldn't stand not having 1200 vertical resolution.
That is what I am seeing, a choice between some leftover 22" 1680x1050 monitors, and higher end 1920x1200 monitors. With a smattering of mid-range 1920x1200's here and there.
I have 2 Dell 22" 1680x1050's and they are OK. I just have an itch....
And to get anything I want, I will have to order on line.

After hitting all the local outlets, big boxes, anyway, I heard a lot of floor salespeople moaning about a complete lack of 16:10 monitors.
And they ALL told me that people are asking every day for them.
While I was at CompUsa, looking at a 28" i-Inc monitor, and the clerk was telling me my choices were the display unit, or a broken one in back, or one that would come off the pallet in the morning, another fellow came up and asked for one.
I didn't really want a 28" monitor, and wasn't too impressed with what I saw in that one, so I left.
They also had a 1920x1200 24" Gateway leftover, a model that got mediocre reviews on line. At $339.00.

Last night I ordered one from Amazon, a 25.5" Asus 1920x1200, and hope I like it. $274.49 - $30 rebate & free shipping will be a good deal if all goes well.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:04 PM
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I got the HP IPS, and I was lucky I was able to get it in the store, so no waiting. Though I didn't get a chance to look at it, as they were not on display, but it's better than the older/poorer quality stuff out there. I use a Viewsonic 1600x1200 (level above TN panel) at work as the main monitor and I like this HP, probably not as good as the Dell, but less costly.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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It's getting hard to find 1920 x 1200 (16:10) Monitors. The industry has decided to normalize at 1920 x 1080 (16:9) Which is also 1080p HDTV. This will make programming and formatting much easier.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm not happy with this trend either, but sadly it's here to stay as the convergence of TV and computers continues. Unless there is more demand for 16:10 then the prices will stay higher than their 16:9 counterparts. This has been frustrating since 16:9 monitors have invaded our corporate workplace simply because they are cheaper, and trying to explain the widescreen differences to non-technical people can be challenging to say the least.
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