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 therunning at a super high native resolution of 2048x1152. Or even a 21.5-incher like the running at 1,920x1,080.
On the other hand, a 20-inch, 16:9-er like therunning 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.
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