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    Default Dell 20" Widescreen

    I am looking into new monitors for the office, and I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with widescreen monitors? In particular Dell's 20" Widescreen.
    Since us cad users draw drawings/sheets that are rectangular in shape, I want to know if there is any noticeable advantage to having a wider monitor to suit the sheet shape?
    Is it actually more of a pain in the *** for other applications?

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    The regular Dell 20" monitor (1600x1200) has quite a bit more screen real estate than the wide screen version (1680x1050) of the 20". The Wide screen version is just a tiny bit wider and a whole lot shorter. The regular 20" is definitely the way to go.

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    Unfortunately, the 20" regular is out of the question due to price as we can get 19" for about 1/3 of the price of a 20". So it's between 19" regular and 20" widescreen.

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    I'm running a 20" Philips 200P6IB which has significantly more screen than the 20inch widescreens and for not much more $$$. Runs Revit very nicely.

    http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpeci...ItemID=9338874
    http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpeci...?ItemID=342093

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    Hi

    http://www.widescreengamingforum.com

    You should check this site.There is lot of information there.
    My favourite one is NEC LCD20WGX2.

    best regards
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    Last edited by niki_funky; 2006-05-10 at 06:43 AM.

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    That's a great site for reviews, thanks.

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    I think the best way to go would either be dual 19" displays or a single 24" widescreen, as the 24" widescreen is just a little taller than a regular 4:3 19" display. So with the 24" widescreen you're actually getting a ton more real estate than with the regular 19".

    I run dual 19's at 2560x1024, so I definitely wouldn't waste money on a 20" widescreen.
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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    Actually, just thinking further about it, I could probably get 2 x 19" for not much more than 1 x 20" widescreen. I think that might be the way to go, with far more screen real estate.

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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    I have the Dell 24" 2405FPW and I love it. I am running it at 1920 x1200. The 20" is great too, but if you can talk them into a 24" I would. Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Dell 20" Widescreen

    Woohoo, it's been decided by management to give dual 19" monitors a go.

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