If you read articles about choosing the right TV, they recommend measuring the size of the room first. You cannot see the entire screen if you sit too close. The extra money spent is wasted as someone constantly turns his or her head to see the entire screen. I chose a small 27" TV rather then the 32" TV because of this problem. I think monitors have the same flaw. I use my computer mostly for typing and sometimes find my 19? monitor too large. Before you buy a monitor, experiment with ones at Best Buy, Circuit City or other electronic stores. Test each monitor by viewing it at the distance it will be used. If you cannot clearly view the monitor at that distance, why spend the extra money? Sorry, if this discussion was a little off topic, but I do not understand spending double the money to buy a monitor in which only half can be seen.
I'm going to be buying a new system and I'm considering a 30-inch HD monitor (either the Dell or Apple). I'm not a big time gamer, but I'd like to play GTR2 and FightSimulator if the graphics and display made it worthwhile. My question is, are the games supporting 30 inch widescreens or will I just see a "stretched" version of a 4X3 screen? Also, will my Windows Office screens be stretched as well? Thanks in advance.