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#1 jon-9

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:27 PM

I have a few basic questions about replacing my CRT monitor with an LCD.

I use my PC mainly for word processing, and my current resolution of 1024 x 768 (4:3 aspect) seems to be optimal.

I've read that LCD monitors give best image quality at their recommended native resolution. So with a 19" widescreen monitor whose native resolution is 1440 x 900, I'm wondering if the text size will be too small. And if I decrease the resolution to increase the text size, how much will the image degrade?

For someone using word processing pgms much of the time, is a native resolution lower than 1440 x 900 recommended?

Appreciate any advice--there's alot I don't know about monitors.

PS: I have onboard video--chipset ATI Radeon HD 4200

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 06:37 PM

I have sold countless monitors to customers with the same need....

LCD monitors for the most part are wide screen and the resolution will always "Auto Adjust" for best quality, when you change resolutions settings.

Good-luck

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:31 PM

Just a note...the monitor resolution is only half of the equation...you need to adjust your system resolution to either the same or as close as possible to the monitor resolution, not the reverse. You may have to update your video drivers to do such.

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:41 PM

Just a note...the monitor resolution is only half of the equation...you need to adjust your system resolution to either the same or as close as possible to the monitor resolution, not the reverse. You may have to update your video drivers to do such.
Louis


Excellent point, thank you.

Any opinion on Asus monitors? For basic everyday home/office use, their 19" widescreens look pretty good; priced under $130.




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