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Old November 10, 2011, 09:48 AM
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So whatever happened to 16:10 displays (e.g. 1920x1200)??? I've been looking to replace my old HP (1680x1050), but thus far I've been quite unsuccessful in finding a non-1080p candidate!

I prefer 16:10 because the vast majority of my wallpaper collection is in 16:10, and I'd really hate to lose them and have to find new ones.

Any suggestions on where to find 16:10 displays, or have they gone extinct?

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Old November 10, 2011, 09:52 AM
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You can find them at a lot of places. NCIX, Canada Computers,Tiger Direct etc. etc. Where do you live?
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The choice has always been more limited as far as I'm concerned. The price is usually higher, but the gain in height is very important and I wouldn't get a 16:9, unless I got a tv.
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You can find them at a lot of places. NCIX, Canada Computers,Tiger Direct etc. etc. Where do you live?
Vancouver area. Sorry, I should have been more specific...my bad.

My local ncix stores do carry a few, but most of them are way out of my price range. I'm looking for a 24" LED-backlit LCD in the $200-350 price range, and it has to be ideal for gaming (at least 5ms response time...2ms preferred) and has DVI input.

I found one at ncix, and I'm very tempted to buy it since it's also a Samsung...just wondering if more options will be coming out in the future or are 16:10 displays gone for good.

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Old November 10, 2011, 10:23 AM
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just wondering if more options will be coming out in the future or are 16:10 displays gone for good.
They are not gone, but the are not the cheapest to make and thus are not the cheapest to sell and Jo Know Nothing will not buy them. Conclusion, 16:10 is not dead, but it will keep on being limited in choices.
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Old November 10, 2011, 10:26 AM
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16:10 is in the past. 16:9 panels are cheaper to produce.
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Old November 10, 2011, 10:32 AM
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They are not gone, but the are not the cheapest to make and thus are not the cheapest to sell and Jo Know Nothing will not buy them. Conclusion, 16:10 is not dead, but it will keep on being limited in choices.
Alright, guess if I were to buy one now, I wouldn't be missing the next best thing in a few months...

My two top candidates right now are the Samsung S24A450UW and the Dell Ultrasharp U2412M:
NCIX.com - Buy Samsung S24A450UW 24IN Widescreen LED LCD Monitor 1920X1200 5ms 1000:1 VGA DVI HAS - Samsung - LS24A450UWT/ZA - in Canada
DELL Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor : Computer Accessories and PC Components | Dell Canada

Which one would you guys recommend for everyday gaming & movie watching? Bear in mind that with my current HP w2207, aside from the screen size, I'm pretty happy with its performance.
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Granted the Dell is an IPS panel, a low quality one, but an IPS either way and the Samsung has a TN (I guess) panel, the obvious choice goes to the Dell monitor. But a choice can't be made before reading this review, I forgot parts of what it says, so I will leave it up to you to read.

Having personally gone with the U2410 (the better U2412M) and comparing it to other TN panels around me, I can say that this IPS panel is truly worth it.

However, I know Samsung is said to produce good monitor, I just can't judge them because I do not own any of them.
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Manufacturers think people want 16:9 but personally I hate 16:9 for anything other than movies.

Games are meant to be played on a 16:10 screen.
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Old November 10, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Granted the Dell is an IPS panel, a low quality one, but an IPS either way and the Samsung has a TN (I guess) panel, the obvious choice goes to the Dell monitor. But a choice can't be made before reading this review, I forgot parts of what it says, so I will leave it up to you to read.

Having personally gone with the U2410 (the better U2412M) and comparing it to other TN panels around me, I can say that this IPS panel is truly worth it.

However, I know Samsung is said to produce good monitor, I just can't judge them because I do not own any of them.
I'm very much leaning towards the Dell right now since it is an IPS panel and it has the USB ports that I've come to love on my HP, but I am concerned about the motion blur/ghosting mentioned in the review. Like I said, I'm not really able to notice ghosting on my old HP, but I'm not sure if that will be the case in the Dell...
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