Desktop use and gaming - Widescreen or not?

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I dont use computer for watching films.

Computer is used for playing games and general desktop use, web browsing, word processing, emails etc.

Do I go for a 19" widescreen or standard?

Thanks for any advice.
 
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When I was buying I never considered a 19" WS because its too restrictive for general use (with the native res) imo. 20" is a different matter tho, I quite like it. Strikes a nice balance for both gaming and general/apps usage.

If I was forced to get a 19" tft it would have been either 5:4 or a 4:3 aspect.
 
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daven1986 said:
widescreen, you don't notice the loss in height at all.

daven

You realy don't, and I think it's actualy better for general web browsing than my standard 17" was, and gaming is brilliant.
Im running the Hanns HW191D, there is a huge thread on here about it, should read up.
 
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Sorry if this sounds harsh, but isn't this widescreen or not subject beaten to death many times? Somehow it tends to get monotonously re-beaten again and again and again :D Gimpymoo, my advice is 20" WS instead.
 
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but we like beating things with sticks...

Just ordered the hyundai 19" ws to replace my 17" iiyama (didn't want to fork out for a 20") - I think widescreens the way to go
 
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Gotta agree about 20" WS rather than 19". Then you get the same vertical resolution (slightly more actually) as a 17" or 19" 5:4 screen. You can get 20" WS for around £215 btw, like the LG L204WT.
 
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