1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News BenQ intros new 16:9 LCD monitors

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Sep 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    10,741
    Likes Received:
    777
    Oooooo.

    I smell a change of monitors.
     
  3. WildThing

    WildThing Member

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    824
    Likes Received:
    20
    Yeah, these look rather snazzy, but I think I'll wait for the full Bit-tech review. :thumb:
     
  4. alastor

    alastor New Member

    Joined:
    6 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    3,607
    Likes Received:
    59
    Hmm 1080p goodness for £150 sounds great for 360 users like myself.
     
  5. Mentai

    Mentai New Member

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    758
    Likes Received:
    1
    Good god I want one D:
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    72
    First refusal on one of the G2400W's then?
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

    Joined:
    5 Jul 2005
    Posts:
    13,933
    Likes Received:
    33
    I'm going to build up my collection of 16:10 monitors.
     
  8. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    646
    Likes Received:
    11
    Depending how well the 24" performs, I think I've found my next monitor.

    :D
     
  9. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    2,999
    Likes Received:
    100
    looks very well-priced, i'm waiting for BT to sniff out the catch :D
     
  10. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    780
    Likes Received:
    22
    I'm wanting the 22" :D
     
  11. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

    Joined:
    10 Jun 2003
    Posts:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    14
    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...
     
  12. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

    Joined:
    26 May 2005
    Posts:
    5,841
    Likes Received:
    80
    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.
     
  13. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

    Joined:
    25 Nov 2002
    Posts:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    4
    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
     
  14. TreeDude

    TreeDude New Member

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe you mean inputs. :p
     
  15. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    30
    16:10 over 16:9. If they kill off 16:10 i will cry.
     
  16. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

    Joined:
    6 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    706
    Likes Received:
    7
    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...
     
  17. Tim S

    Tim S OG

    Joined:
    8 Nov 2001
    Posts:
    18,881
    Likes Received:
    78
    That'd be the one! Oh dear.
     
  18. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

    Joined:
    15 Sep 2007
    Posts:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1
    ooooooooooooooh, i like the look of them, very nice
     
  19. wharrad

    wharrad New Member

    Joined:
    26 Jul 2003
    Posts:
    869
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!
     
  20. TreeDude

    TreeDude New Member

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Get one with a stand that you can rotate the monitor and they become better.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page