19" 4:3 LCDs with a max res of 1280x1024.
That would be 5:4. Which I still think is the weirdest aspect ratio ever.
I've been using two of these for years, in a dual display setup, and really don't feel the need to upgrade at the moment.
I dont know what your on about, a 23/24" widescreen 1080p widescreen monitor can be bought for like $140, I bought my first 17" lcd 1280x1024 in 2004 for $650, 1 year later it was half the price, now in 2013 you can be buy a far, far superior monitor for less than half the price again, the cost of a good monitor is so cheap why limit yourself to an old technology?
The technology of these cheap 1080p widescreen monitors is STILL the same old technology, they've just thrown more pixels at the problem and changed the aspect ratio to something that looks more favorable when measured diagonally.
They're still mostly crappy non-IPS panels with ugly flickery dithering, still horribly inflexible in terms of refresh rates, still suffering from contrast and view angle issues, still blow at scaling lower resolutions... etc. etc. And for my own uses, 16:9 sucks, period (16:10 would be much nicer).
Add the fact that in many places, those monitors are still more expensive while people earn less, and I totally see m1so's point...
Personally I can't wait for the next evolutionary step in display technology to kill off LCDs for good, and hopefully combine the flat form factor with the advantages of CRT.
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