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.

About the author

Eric Franklin is a section editor covering how to and tablets. He's also co-host of CNET's do-it-yourself and how-to show, The Fix and is a 20-year tech industry veteran.

 

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