16:10 monitor is the idea size for all purposes. As programs has it's tool bar on top, status bar at the bottom, and usually you have the task bar at the bottom as well. The extra height doesn't make you feel boxed-in with your software (limited work space). 16:9 monitor advantage of that SELECT movies won't have a small black bar at the bottom and at the top. The rest all with, as every movie is film in many different aspects ratio, depending what the director wants. Games won't be affected. It's been countless years since games fully support 16:9, and 16:10 games, without any hacking. It was true back in 2001-2005 as most people still used CRT non-wide screens, but not anymore. You should not see any FPS drop by going from 1920x1080 to 1920x1200, assuming you have a decent Nvidia or ATI graphic solution, which you perfectly do. Heck with that GPU, you should be able to play games at 2560x1440 and even higher no problem (60fps+), if you wanted to (with the right display).