please help me chose the right monitor, I don't know much about these things:
currently I have two Dell's 20-inch ultra sharp monitors, and I want to add a third one. I'm thinking about getting a bigger one 22 inch, but I'm confused about the specs:
the 20" Dell UltraSharp 2009W
has the same max resolution (1680 x 1050)
as the 22" DELL ULTRASHARP 2208WFP
why is that? does it mean the 20" is actually much better quality? The contrast ratio for the 20" is also higher (2000:1 vs 1000:1 for the 22") .
I want a big monitor, but I also want a sharp picture, is the 20" better?
any other recommendations?
You can find a lot of threads on this topic, and lots of different opinions. The 20" will have a better picture relative to the 22", as you are correct - same number of lines in the 20", as in the 22".
As for me, I wanted a bigger monitor than 20", but did not want to spend the extra money for the 24". I was initially worried about not being happy with the quality of the 22" monitor, as I am pretty particular about my electronics gear. But, I ended up with the model you mentioned and couldn't be happier. I purchased mine from the Dell website for $207 new. You may also want to look at their refurbished ones as well (to get more size for the dollar or just a cheaper price).