> I am wanting to purchase a 17" monitor with max resolution. I
> am planning on mail order, so there is no display model for me to look
> On the resolution, some monitor say that the max resolution is
> 1680 by 1050.
> The basic model is 1440X900. I was wondering if I got a lap top
> with 1680X1050, will there be a blank space on the right side of the
> 1680X1050 and 1440X900 are not the same aspect ratios; So, I
> have heard that the 1680X1050 resolution will have a blank spot. Is
> this true?
AFAIK, with the exception of laptop displays, there are no 1680x1050 17" LCD
monitors available to purchase. There's an iMac available with this,
everything else is laptop display. Standard widescreen resolution for a 17"
LCD monitor is 1440x900. ANd, no, there are no blank spots on each side. A
17" LCD with 1280x1024 actually has more pixels on the screen that 1440x900.
Not much more. What you will find is that on a 17" 1440x900 screen, in
productivity apps and browsing, there's a huge amount of wasted screen real
estate on each side of the screen. >> Stay informed about: monitor resolution question