Widescreen vs. Standard LCD

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By ColdFusion1990
Dec 21, 2006
  1. I recently purchased a 19" Widescreen LCD monitor from Newegg and I want to know the difference between 19" widescreen and 19" standard LCDs. Is the screen height smaller in a widescreen compared to standard? How do you measure a 19" widescreen monitor? If I already own a 19" Standard LCD, would the screen be higher or the same as the 19" widescreen? Answers would be greatly appreciated.
  2. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,429

    I am hoping to buy a 22" monitor soon, and a 22" monitors screen height is the same as a 19" standard, it's just wider. That should give you something to compare with as to your question. To measure the screen size you measure from diagonal corner to corner. Standard screen is 4:3 ratio, widescreen on a pc monitor is 16:10.

    Edit: If you are looking on NewEgg, go to some of the manufaturers sites and check them out. A few, not many, list the actual width/height of the screens, but they are hard to find.
  3. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 106

    Yes the height is less ,and width is more in widescreen.

    all Monitors/TVs are measure Diagonally (Top-Left to Lower Right corners)
    is still the same.

    I just a got Samsung 20"WS , its beautiful ! LOVE gaming on it ! Movies! Web browsing (two page split)
  4. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 141


    Thanks. Hopefully it will look nice! :)
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