I just picked up a Viewsonic VX2235wm 22" widescreen LCD for $389.00 at Compusa.
I do pretty much do what what you are doing. Photo editing, Video editing and some graphics work and play a few games.
One reason I bought the wide screen was I got the program Microsoft Flight Simulator X program and it is so much better with the wide screen. After using it to do some video editing I really like the bigger widescreen compaired to the 19" regular screen.
Also the 5ms response time is much better than my old LCD that had 25ms response time.
Just go to your computer store compare them and see what is right for you.
You can get a graphics card and hook it DVI as the picture is some what better. It can also be hooked up anolog and the picture is still very good.
I want to purchase an LCD monitor and would like to be able to make an informed decision.
My budget is around $300-$400. If there is something good for less however, please let me know!
I'm thinking a 19", but I don't really know what you can get for that amount of money.
I don't know whether I want a widescreen, in the store the regular 19" looked bigger to me than the 19" widescreen for some reason. What are the pros and cons of regular vs widescreen?
I do not plan on watching movies on the monitor.
I will be using it for internet the majority of the time. I am getting into digital photography so I will probably be doing image editing with it in the future. I'm not a big gamer, but I would like to be able to play a game every once in awhile on it.
What happens if you set an LCD to a resolution below it's native? (I might want to set it lower for my mother when she uses it)
Do LCDs pose any health risks? (for instance, I heard that CRTs put out raditation)
I'd really appreciate any help anyone can provide!
P.S. While I have you reading this, what do you think of this monitor (it's on sale right now):