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NobleTrader

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(Msg. 1) Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:46 pm
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Dear all:

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
at.

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
screen?

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?

Thank you in advance.

Signed: In the Market.

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Arno Wagner

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:59 am
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Previously wrote:
> Dear all:

> I am wanting to purchase a 17" monitor with max resolution.

What do you mean by "max resolution"? There is no such general constant.

> I
> am planning on mail order, so there is no display model for me to look
> at.

> 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
> screen?

Whyever should there be?

> 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?

If this is the native resolution of the display, then no. The
pixels have different aspect ratio as well. Don't asume perfect
squares.

Arno

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Man-wai Chang ToDie

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(Msg. 3) Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:58 am
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> 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?

1680x1050 is 22-inch widescreen.
1440x900 is 19-inch widescreen.

I haven't seen a 17-inch widescreen though... maybe I didn't pay
attention. Any widescreens smaller than 19 inches are too small in my
opinion.

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Augustus

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(Msg. 4) Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:58 pm
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> 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
> at.
>
> 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
> screen?
>
> 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.
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John Adams

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(Msg. 5) Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:12 pm
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wrote:

> 1680X1050 and 1440X900 are not the same aspect ratios;

They are according to this wikipedia article. They are both 16:10.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_resolutions
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