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Acer 19" Widescreen Monitor

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Arterion, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Arterion


    Joined: Jan 14, 2004

    Posts: 793

    Location: Reading, UK

    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if anyone has the 19" Acer monitor on offer on the OcUK shop at the mo? It seems like an unusually low price for a monitor with such good specs. I've seen widescreen monitors before, namely Dell ones, but i've never seen one with 1440x900, and i'm interested in what it looks like compared to the 17" tft at 1280x1024 which i'm using at the mo? Anyone have any input? It's mainly gonna be used for gaming and movie watching if that helps.

    Cheers guys,
  2. boosfuk


    Joined: Nov 27, 2002

    Posts: 683

    Location: Warwickshire

    For gaming and movies it is fine but you lose a lot of vertical size with the desktop. You'll find yourself forever scrolling in web pages and documents. A 20.1"" widescreen monitor has almost the same vertical resolution as a 17" TFT. I've used all 3 resolutions.
  3. chaparral


    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,763

    Take a look at some laptops with 17" widescreen displays in your local computer shops ..And that should give you a pretty good ideal of what this 19" widescreen will look like..
  4. errata

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2004

    Posts: 1,881

    My widescreen laptop great for all sorts of media things but web pages, word processing and tall spreadsheets are all more painful as you get less page height and have tos croll a lot more.
  5. WolfR1der


    Joined: Jan 28, 2005

    Posts: 871

    Location: South West

    Having just recieved one not 30 mins ago,I can confirm what boosfuk said is right. Vertically, moving windows from the Acer to my 17" CRT at 1152x864 doesn't create a lot of change.. which is great!