Widescreen vs Standard LCD Monitors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tjymaui, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. tjymaui


    Looking to purchase monitors for a new trading computer. Was wondering which you prefer for charting/trading. Not into gaming, just for trading and some net browsing. Any and all comments would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  2. I got a Dell 20" Widescreen last year and love it. Don't think I'll ever go back to standard size.
  3. Widescreen UXGA is very nice. Wide SXGA is no big deal.

    BEST = Wide UXGA... 2560x1600 & 1920x1200

    Next = Conventional UXGA, 1600x1200

    Average = SXGA, 1650x1080 (wide) or 1280x1024 (conventional 5:4)
  4. hcour

    hcour Guest

    Widescreen is great for charting.

  5. notouch


    If you want 4 charts on the same screen then fullscreen is probably better. Widescreen divided into 4 equal charts is too long and thin. It all depends how you plan to organise your screen.
  6. I don't like widescreen. I would only give it another try on a 22" or higher. I love my standard 19's.
  7. BTW... 22" has approximately the same vertical as 19" 5:4.
  8. Thanks Gnome, you are wealth of knowledge. :)
  9. They are not as popular as standard, therefore you get the same quality for less.

    Then again, they are not as popular for a reason.
  10. TOM134