Posted by Jayce Ooi as Hardware
PC LCD monitor trend is going to 16:9 ratio? I received a call from my aunt lately. She wanted to buy a new LCD monitor and asked for my opinion. I told her to grab a 19″ LCD monitor at PC Depot. Few hours later, she called back that there were not 19″ LCD monitor available. There were 18.5″, 20″ LCD monitors. I was surprise. Therefore, I checked online. I discovered that most of the LCD monitors out there is using 16:9 ratio instead of previous 16:10 ratio. The first question comes to my mind. Is 16:9 ratio good for PC gaming?
Most of the latest LCD monitors are all in 16:9 ratio. There is the standard for high definition (HD) LCD monitor. Several 20″ and above LCD monitors will have Full HD standard ~ 1920x1080px. And their price is very attractive too. 1920x1080px resolution is good to watch 1080p Blue-Ray movie disc. How about in PC gaming? Most of the latest games do support 16:9 ratio resolutions. So gamers do not need to be worry. After all, TV console games are all in 16:9 ratio.
Let’s take Dell S2409W 24″ Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor as example. The online price for this 24″ LCD monitor is only RM699. I still remember that I bought my Samsung T220 at RM950 last year. Oh boy, the LCD monitor price really drops fast. With RM699, you can get yourself a Full HD 1920×1080 LCD monitor. Isn’t that great? Dell S2209W 21.5″ Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor is another Full HD LCD monitor and it is priced at RM529 right now. I still remember that 15″ LCD monitor cost more than RM1,000 during my university life time.
I don’t mind to have 16:9 ratio LCD monitor. How about you?