The six best 16:9 LCD monitors for your viewing pleasure

What is 16:9 and why should you care if computer monitors vendors are embracing it?

2,048x1,152 resolution? It has it. Corinne Schulze/CNET

I've talked a lot about 16:9 lately. Some people like it, others don't. For me, it depends on the monitor. For example, I love the idea of a 16:9, 23-inch monitor like the Dell SP2309W running at a super high native resolution of 2048x1152. Or even a 21.5-incher like the Lenovo L215p running at 1,920x1,080.

On the other hand, a 20-inch, 16:9-er like the HP 2009m running at 1,600x900, is a little disconcerting when a 16:10 20-incher would have a slightly larger 1,680x1,050 resolution.

Anyway, choosing which aspect ratio is right for you can be a little tricky, depending on your needs. If you're comfortable with 16:9, check out CNET's top-rated 16:9 monitors. Only monitors we've actually reviewed have been selected.

Also, be sure to keep your eye out for the latest LCD monitor reviews.

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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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