What size monitor should I get?
March 8, 2012 4:14 PM Subscribe
Should I get a 24" monitor with 1920 x 1200 resolution or 22" with 1920 x 1080?
posted by Kevin S to technology (19 answers total)
For several years I've been using 15.5" thinkpads with 1680 x 1050 resolution = 16 x 10 aspect ratio, but mainly due to aging eyes now want a larger screen running off of a desktop.
I'm interested in energy conservation which implies LED backlight, and a high quality image which I think implies an IPS panel, and I would like to have a high pixel density and the 16 x 10 ratio. There are Dell and HP monitors that satisfy the above criteria starting at 24".
But somehow 24" seems huge. Dropping down to 22" reduces the pixels to 1920 x 1080 which seems to be the standard "widescreen" dimensions.
So that's the conumdrum: 24" meeting all the requirements or 22" which lops off some on the vertical. I am interested in any impressionistic advice that would nudge the decision in one direction or the other. Has anyone found 24" to be too large and annoying to use?