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News BenQ intros new 16:9 LCD monitors

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

  1. seveneleven

    seveneleven New Member

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    BenQ is just reusing panels that weren't up to scratch to go in their TVs so they stick 'em in a 'new' line of monitors and call it a breaktrough.Oh and they are most certainly TN panels.As said before - meh
     
  2. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    How do you work that one out? When a monitor has to be much better quality than a tv? Surely it would be the other way round.
     
  3. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Hardly - very few sub-30in TVs are 1080p.
     
  4. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    YOU ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. Very bad news if you ask me. I rarely "shout" online but I really would far rather a 24" 4:3 screen than any other aspect ratio.

    I would love a 20-22" 1600*1200 screen, but you cannot get one for any reasonable amount of money and it is far cheaper going for 1920*1200.

    One of the major problems is that the internet is long and not wide. On my laptop screen (1280*800) Bit fits perfectly width ways but I am always wanting more vertical space, even with my desktop screen at 1400*1050.

    Will someone please make me a nice screen?
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Get a 16:10 and turn it sideways?
    10:16 would be better for teh intarwebs, and you could always turn it back for other normal tasks...
     
  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Nooo I like my 16:10 *cries*
     
  7. bowman

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    I'll wait for OLED and DisplayPort before my monitor is replaced. Well, either that or it breaks, but I don't think it will.
     
  8. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I often wish I had a 16x10 at work. Would come in handy when copying and pasting data between docs and spreadsheets. Good amount of space for two docs open side by side. Would also be nice to have one that rotates so that I can then look at larger units of code all in one continuous vertical space.
     
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    i think it'll catch, but it's the wrong way for computers. 16:9: games yes. movies yes. working no.
     
  10. Tim S

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    I agree, I really dig having at least 1200px on the vertical. I've got a 1,680 x 1,050 display at home and it's best-suited to games. I can't play 1080p without losing detail or downscaling, and there's not enough width for two windows side by side.
     
  11. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    £150 for a 1080p 22" monitor?

    F*** yes! where can I buy one from?
     
  12. andybones

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    very nice looking monitors.could be on my xmas shopping list.
     
  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    this seems to be a step back in technology. I like 16:10.

    The only reason i would get one is if i had a next gen console (still using PS2 when i can be bothered).
     
  14. bothaus

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    Don't care about 16:9. So many prints of movies are still 4:3 from like netflix and other vendors. Really don't care about the TN+Film. They give me a headache with their horrendous color palette. I have not seen a decent monitor be released for at last a year or so. Ever since the NEC 26" H-IPS... That kind of sucked for games though. I'll spend a grand on a killer monitor. It just doesn't look like the corporations are giving us th choice of high quality anymore. A seconded meh!
     
  15. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I'll only accept 16:9 if it gives me at least 1200 pixels height.
     
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