Originally Posted by Geth2
hmm - looked at the 2007wfp link you gave. Something I noticed:
16 ms typical response. Seems a bit slow, ins't it? I've heard of 4 ms, and 8 seems to be available in quite a few models...
1680 x 1050 max res.? Is that right? Seems strange, given that the 17 laptops like i9400 go to 1920 x 1200. I would have hoped it could scale to same res as laptop, so you could run native res.
Am I missing the boat here - are these things unimportant?
I think the response time thing is that dell tends to lie less than other mfgs when it comes to lcd specs. (there are lots of ways to measure it.... white-black grey-grey etc.)
The resolution is pretty standard for 20 in widescreens (it's the same as the 2005FPW under discussion here) for 1920x1200 on desktop screens you generally have to go to the 23 or 24 inch models.
Laptops have much higher resolution per screen size because (theoretically) you are much closer to them. I type this on a 1920x1200 15.4 inch laptop, but that doesn't mean that I'd want my desktop monitor to be ~2560x1600 at 20 inches, cause there's no way I'd be able to read it.... Instead of being 1-3 feet from it, I'd prolly be more like 3-8feet from it, and that makes a pretty big difference.