16:10 vs 16:9 Monitor Watch

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Hey, so I am about to buy a new monitor, and having never owned one with a high resolution before, I was wondering which of the 16:10 (1920x1200) vs 16:9 (1920x1080) resolution is best suited for the following needs?
At the moment I am debating a 22 inch monitor vs 24 inch monitor.

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Gaming
Multimedia (Films, Youtube)

I do not mind the black bars when watching MOVIES, and I want the resolution that best supports games (i.e. out of the two which is most supported for games brand new and very old?)
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Ah, just saw your thread on BitTech. For your needs, a 16:9 would be fine (probably a 23 inch 1920x1080 one), though if you're doing a lot of work on it then a 16:10 is better.
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I have a samsung 24" 16:9 1920x1080 one of the best montiors i have had For some reason I dont like 16:10s as much 16:9 is great for watching movies on
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no idea bout games.

but i have 2 16:9 monitors and i love them, perfect for movies and they support HDMI which is very useful
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Apart from price, I see no reason at all to have fewer vertical pixels.
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16:9 is the standard aspect ratio for widescreen TVs, so if you're looking for multimedia use then that's what you should go for. 16:10 is traditional for computer monitors because it gives you a little more vertical workspace, but this is usually wasted space when it comes to movies.

(Original post by majikthise)
Apart from price, I see no reason at all to have fewer vertical pixels.
Fewer vertical pixels - on a monitor of equal diagonal size - means more horizontal pixels, which, in widescreen video, means a larger image overall.
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(Original post by Planto)
Fewer vertical pixels - on a monitor of equal diagonal size - means more horizontal pixels, which, in widescreen video, means a larger image overall.
Well yes, but this thread is comparing 1080p to 1920*1200.
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Still, with monitors of the same size you're going to get a larger image with a 16:9 aspect ratio even if you have the same number of horizontal pixels, since with 16:10 the image is typically squashed to fit horizontally, which will mean wasted vertical space. Not to mention that the image is less aesthetically pleasing when you have black bands at the top and bottom.
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