X-bit Labs takes a look at eight new 19" widescreen LCD displays. This includes the ASUS PW191A, BenQ FP92Wa,
Samsung SyncMaster 931BW,
Samsung SyncMaster 940BW,
Samsung SyncMaster 940NW,
Samsung SyncMaster 961BW, and ViewSonic VX1945WM.
While our previous review of 19” LCD monitors was about models with a screen aspect ratio of 5:4 and a native resolution of 1280x1024 pixels, this review will be concerned with widescreen 19” monitors that have an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a native resolution of 1440x900 pixels. 19” monitors with a larger pixel pitch and a resolution of 1280x768 are not selling anymore – the manufacturers have transitioned to matrixes that provide roughly the same total of pixels as 5:4 models (1.3 million against 1.31 million pixels). Widescreen models prove to be more convenient for users for several reasons.