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flat panel monitor confusion

can someone tell me why on dell's site they have widescreen 22" flat panel monitors that are similar to or cheaper in price than their 19" or 20" square monitors? i've asked a couple of people, and they can't figure it out other than maybe "supply and demand." I thought i'd throw it out to the general populace. is there something else i'm missing here?

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hellomrhieu
Apr. 18th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
there is a technological explanation to it, i just don't know it. :)

as far as i know, ever since the introduction of wide screen LCDs, the prices on those have been similar or cheaper than regular screens. i personally prefer the regular screen.
lifeofmendel
Apr. 18th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
why?
sleeplessone
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
They have almost the same number of pixels usually. :)
hellomrhieu
Apr. 19th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
i woke up today with your question in mind.

supply and demand may have a bigger hand in this issue. the regular 4:3 ratio screens are more supported and as such are more "standard." the wide screen 16:9 ratio is not as heavily supported as the 4:3 ratio, at least in the realm of computer monitors.

don't know for sure. don't flame me. just a guess. :)
truthmonkey42
Apr. 18th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
occasionally they run promo prices without telling people it's a promo... come back in 2 weeks and the price will likely be higher.
sleeplessone
Apr. 18th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
Ok, I have a widescreen 22" 1680x1050 max resolution.

A 19 or 20" usually have 1600x1200.

I ran into the same thing when I was deciding between a Samsung 225BW or 204B.

You technically have more screen space pixel wise with the normal "square" monitor. Though playing WoW, I find the widescreen to be more efficient with where I can place things. So it's all a matter of preference.
trunks7j
Apr. 19th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
I've never ever seen a 19" with 1600x1200 capabilities
hellomrhieu
Apr. 19th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
CRT yes. LCD no. :)
toastercookie
Apr. 20th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
Monitor pricing is crazy. Get a Dell though, they're the best priced. :D
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