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    Widescreen vs "Square" Monitors

    HP have a PDF extolling the virtues of widescreen monitors for Business users.

    Hardly fair comparing a small 4:3 monitor with a massive 16:9 monitor. They sidestep the issue of vertical space when using the Ribbon in Office by comparing small square monitor with large widescreen monitors which have more vertical pixels.

    They did however not forget that you can mount some 16:9 monitors in a portait orientation to overcome some of the vertical space issues.

    Linky: http://www.hp.com/sbso/square-vs-widescreen.pdf

    In space contrained ICT suites I personally prefer square monitors.

    Dabs/ BT Business have helpfully tagged their remaining square monitors for easy access.

    Linky: Non-widescreen - Monitors - buy online - dabs.com

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    I'm sorry - that is bias towards a particular way of working. I like 4:3 and 5:4 ratio screens, they suit my style of working.

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    I think that the 4:3 screen is far better at smaller sizes, (15,17 typical pupil screen) you have to go to 20" in 16:9/16:10 to see a benefit after that.

    basically a 15" 1024x768 4:3 screen is about as useful an 15.4" 1366x768 wide

    but a 4:3 in portrait is the best a 16:10 or 16:9 in portrait looks odd.

    I'm using a pair of old 4:3 1600x1200 19" dell ultrasharps in portrait and they are great!

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    I use high res widescreen, because i do allot of coding its extremely handy to have both my code and the website open at the same time side by side.

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    My Burser is an expert in such matters and after extensive questioning got her to say it was down to whatever is the cheapest.

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    Nothing about why 16:10 is superior to 16:9, then? I constantly lament the slow death of 16:10 as an aspect ratio in the name of economics, despite having more space 1920x1080 feels cramped compared to a 1680x1050 monitor of the same size.

    Dual 5:4 is obviously best, anyway



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