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    19" Widescreen or 22" Widescreen?

    Need some advice please.

    Thinking of buying a 19" or 22" widescreen monitor.

    Budget - £130 for 19" screen / £230 (max) for 22" screen.

    19" For
    Cheaper than 22"
    Won't have to modify desk to fit (I have a corner desk with shelf for monitor)

    19" Against
    Can't fit two pages side by side

    22" For
    Fit two pages side by side

    22" Against
    Have to modify desk
    Price
    Some issues as 22" are still relatively new?

    Which size should I go for? Any recommendations?

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    20"

    Same resolution as 22" so can fit two pages side by side.

    Only 0.75" or so wider than your 19" screen so it'll fit on your desk.

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    get a 22" what "issues" have you heard about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    get a 22" what "issues" have you heard about?
    Agreed, haven't heard of any issues myself.

    Back in the days of CRTs, 21 inch meant ridiculously large and cumbersome - now that limitation is removed, and screens are flat and lightweight, bigger is better, to my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    20"

    Same resolution as 22" so can fit two pages side by side.

    Only 0.75" or so wider than your 19" screen so it'll fit on your desk.
    Already returned a 20" for another reason but IMO text is a bit too small. I really need the larger screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    get a 22" what "issues" have you heard about?
    I'm a complete noob with monitors so - backlight bleed - only one comment I read said all of the 22" will have some backlight bleed.

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    I'm upgrading from a 19" to a 22" because I wasn't satisfied wiht the screen szie when doing a lot of things at once.

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    I'm running a 15.4" WS @ 1680x1050 - works well.

    On that basis I would suggest a 20" screen rather than a 22, you get the same number of pixels, but better definition on a 20".

    Something like the 2007 perhaps? £230 odd at Dell atm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    I'm upgrading from a 19" to a 22" because I wasn't satisfied wiht the screen szie when doing a lot of things at once.
    Thank you. I may need to put a 22" as first choice in that case.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    I'm running a 15.4" WS @ 1680x1050 - works well.

    On that basis I would suggest a 20" screen rather than a 22, you get the same number of pixels, but better definition on a 20".

    Something like the 2007 perhaps? £230 odd at Dell atm..
    I've already tried a Samsung 205BW and IMO the text was too small.

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    Heh, try it on a 15.4" then

    As I said, it is personal preference, but I would definitely go for a 1680x1050 screen of some description, be it in the 20" or 22" form

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Heh, try it on a 15.4" then

    As I said, it is personal preference, but I would definitely go for a 1680x1050 screen of some description, be it in the 20" or 22" form
    Your eyesight must be good

    Yep I would prefer a 1680x1050 screen.

    Haven't really looked at the 20" 1440 x (whatever) screens.

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    Yea, its not bad

    I'm just wondering, where did you get to try the Samsung? If you just looked at in PC World or something, you don't really get a chance to see it as if you were using it, so you may change your mind about the size issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    I'm just wondering, where did you get to try the Samsung? If you just looked at in PC World or something, you don't really get a chance to see it as if you were using it, so you may change your mind about the size issue
    Bought it from PC World and tried it for a few days.

    Text was small and I decided I needed a monitor with larger text.

    The other problem was it made a buzzing noise - the load on the psu (is what my brother said) was not enough when brightness was below 91% and this caused the noise. Noise wasn't too loud but irritating as I'm in to quiet computing (maybe I'd decided I was going to return even though font size was acceptable?).

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    Ah fair enough. The one thing I would say is it took me a couple of days to get used to my laptop, but now everything else seems huge in comparison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    I had a samsung monitor once and loved it. My 2p. It was broke and I clicked refund on the RMA by accident, and then I got the hanns g cos it was £50 cheaper.
    Was that the 19" widescreen?

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    Yea a samsung 19" widescreen. Lovely picture, but after about a week the colours went funny, like instead of black it would have lots of green lines going through it. Really nice build quality vs. the hanns g though. The hanns g has a fine picture, just the overall general quality isn't anywhere near really.

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