Samsung CX915BW and CX203BW: Wide LCD Monitors at 19″ and 20″

Samsung CS915BW

Size: 19″
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1440 x 900

Samsung CX203BW

Size: 20″
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1680 x 1050

The new crop of 19″ wide LCD monitors sport a 1440 x 900 pixel format, slightly less than the king of wide (for the number of units sold) 20″ with 1680 x 1050 pixel formats. If you look at a 19′ wide LCD monitor, it will look smallish. That’s because the height of the 19″ wide is only tall as a 17″ 1280 x 1024 (5:4 aspect ratio). And why does that matter? Because the human visual system determines to a large degree how big a screen is by how large it is vertically. So would folks shell out about $50 more for a 19″ wide? Let’s do the math. You get 1.31 megapixels for the 17″ and they cost around $250. The 19″ wide gets you 1.296 megapixels (slightly less) and will cost around $300. But… you do get the wide factor. How about you do this instead: For $350-$375, go get a 20″ wide that will give you a ton more pixels (1.764 megapixels), a wide format, for about $100 more than a 17″? That’s what I would do. So, between the CX915BW and the CX203BW, my choice would be the later. Pricing on these units are: 350 euros for the 19″ and 450 euros for the 20″.

Source: Akihabara News

[tags]Samsung, 19″, LCD Monitor, 20″, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, Wide LCD Monitor[/tags]

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