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Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:50   #1
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BenQ intros new 16:9 LCD monitors

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/09...lcd-monitors/1

BenQ introduced four new 16:9 'Full HD' LCD monitors yesterday in London and also made some interesting predictions for the monitor market.

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Old 12th Sep 2008, 15:56   #2
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Oooooo.

I smell a change of monitors.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 16:00   #3
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Yeah, these look rather snazzy, but I think I'll wait for the full Bit-tech review.
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Hmm 1080p goodness for £150 sounds great for 360 users like myself.
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Oooooo.

I smell a change of monitors.
First refusal on one of the G2400W's then?
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I'm going to build up my collection of 16:10 monitors.
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Depending how well the 24" performs, I think I've found my next monitor.

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looks very well-priced, i'm waiting for BT to sniff out the catch
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I'm wanting the 22"
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ooo they're purty. I'm glad to see benq finaly invested in some decent designs
If they perform as well as my current benq 24" then they'll be worth buying...
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I'd be very interested in replacing my 16:10 19".

Out of interest why do pc's use 16:10? Its a bloody pain in several cases.
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I'm going to build up my collection of 16:10 monitors.
yeah seriously....

they're just trying to push 16:9 so the panels are the same ratio for TVs and monitors
do not want

edit: and at that price they're bound to be TN and so worthless anyway, meh
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All four also come with HDMI 1.3, DVI and D-sub outputs
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16:10 over 16:9. If they kill off 16:10 i will cry.
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if any part of your media collection is 4:3 aspect, 16:10 is so much better! With a 16:9 aspect display playing 4:3 aspect media, there's HUGE black bars down either side and a tiny central viewing area!

Sure, if everything you watch is widescreen, or you only watch recent stuff filmed in wide only then 16:9 is OK.

Also, 1920x1200 allows you to play older games at 1600x1200 last I checked, there's no native 4:3 aspect for 1080 vertical pixels, so it's black bars or dodgy scaling all round for 4:3 footage...
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All four also come with HDMI 1.3, DVI and D-sub outputs
I believe you mean inputs. :P
That'd be the one! Oh dear.
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ooooooooooooooh, i like the look of them, very nice
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Not a massive fan really, most PC uses work best at 4:3. I understand the move to 16:10 as a compromise with people who want to use their PCs for gaming and media as it's a big market. 16:9 is just a step too far really, driven by economic factors rather than ease of use.

Word, Spread Sheets, Photoshop, the internet etc etc, just will be that little bit more difficult.

But hey, bottom line, it's not too bad if you only use one monitor and prices fall through the floor... If you're a triple head person though you'll need binoculars just to see the screen at the far end!
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Not a massive fan really, most PC uses work best at 4:3. I understand the move to 16:10 as a compromise with people who want to use their PCs for gaming and media as it's a big market. 16:9 is just a step too far really, driven by economic factors rather than ease of use.

Word, Spread Sheets, Photoshop, the internet etc etc, just will be that little bit more difficult.

But hey, bottom line, it's not too bad if you only use one monitor and prices fall through the floor... If you're a triple head person though you'll need binoculars just to see the screen at the far end!
Get one with a stand that you can rotate the monitor and they become better.
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