Friday, November 07, 2008

Video Card and monitors

So the video card choice finally was pretty easy, and it's gonna rock!!!!

NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 Mb

Sweeeet. The more complicated issue now is what to do re: monitors. A few things I know for sure:
  • I am getting 2 of them
  • 20" or more
  • Ideally new, fast response time, good contrast ratio, etc
  • I don't "have" to get Dell ones, though they are usually some of the best
  • 16:9 or 4:3 ratio?
Problem is that no one makes 4:3 ratio monitors anymore because everyone wants widescreen and no one buys 2 monitors it seems.

So, do I get 2 wide monitors? Lots of neck-turning and too much widescreen real estate with too little vertical real estate. Man, so many questions.

A few contenders at the moment. These are all about the exact same price, about $239 each.
  • 20" Dell UltraSharp 2009W - widescreen, 1680 x 1050
  • 22" Dell UltraSharp 2208WFP - widescreen, 1680 x 1050, currently on sale (but why same resolution as the 20" monitors?!)
  • New 22" Dell S2209W - widescreeen, 1920 x 1080
Haven't seen any good deals on 20" non-widescreens yet. More research after this!

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