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Crawley
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« on: August 30, 2013, 02:46:47 PM »

I'm looking at getting a new monitor upgrading my 1680x1080 one. And I've narrowed down the monitor to two choices:

Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" (1920x1080)
Dell UltraSharp U2412 24" (1920x1200)

Any reason not to go with the 1920x1200? 1920x1080 is more the standard so my only concern was older games not having 1920x1200 as a choice or if I had to choose a more standard lower resolution for those older games it would look even worse than with a standard 1920x1080.

Valid concerns or no?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 03:26:38 PM »

The 24" should be no problem when running 1920x1080. I do that with mine sometimes and I just get narrow black bars top and bottom. I highly recommend the 1920x1200 for screen space. I only run it lower when I am cloning my display with an HD TV so I can play on the bigger screen in my man cave.

Note: My 24" Dell is about 1 year old and may be a slightly different model than yours. Its definitely an Ultrasharp. I'd post the model number if I were sitting in front of it instead of at work. FWIW - the HP ZR2440w on my work PC is great!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 04:00:15 PM »

Quote from: CylusMaxii on August 30, 2013, 03:26:38 PM

FWIW - the HP ZR2440w on my work PC is great!

Funny. I am looking at the exact same monitor at work. smile

...and I have a 24" dell at home... wait... alternate personality, is that you?
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 09:47:49 AM »

1920x1200 has been a standard gaming res for nearly a decade - shouldn't have any problems there.  I've had a Dell 2405FPW at that res since 2005 - The 2-3 games I've encountered that max out at 1920x1080 simply have slight letterboxing on the top and bottom.  If for whatever reason I have to drop the resolution lower than that, 1280x800 works fine... the picture gets slightly soft, but nothing egregious.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 01:09:14 PM »

19x12 is fine if you have the space for it (i.e. at least a 24" panel).  For much older games (made for 4:3 resolutions), you may have the option of running them in 1600x1200 with no scaling and they should work well (with black bars on the sides of course).
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 04:59:36 AM »

I prefer the 1080 simply because I also use my consoles on it and it keeps things simple.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 06:04:25 AM »

Also, 1080 monitors are much cheaper, due to the 1080 panels being much more common. 1200 LCD panels are high end PC specific, so you'll pay a surprising premium for not that much more screen space, depending on manufacturer.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 05:54:28 PM »

Yeah I thought about just getting the standard 1920x1080 monitor to keep things simple. But ended up going with the 1920x1200. It was only $65 more at $270 so figured why not.
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 07:00:48 PM »

Great choice. Side-by-side, I prefer my 19x12 to the 1080 monitor.
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