Mkay. So, I'm starting a home build computer for my business I started... doing mostly web design and work, with some video editing.
What I'm stuck on is the LCD
screen. I know a fair amount about everything else.... but the LCD
screens, I have no idea. Right now I'm on a 15 inch 1400x1050 pixel laptop display. Pretty nice screen. Now, if I go to 19 inch, most that I see are 1440x900. Seems like the 19 inch wide screen would be taller than my 15 inch full screen display, yet it has fewer "height" pixels.
So... running photoshop, dreamweaver, a few games... would 1440x900 be a let down? Should I go to a 20 inch 1680x1050?
I'm planning on eventually getting a second monitor, so I can run all the chat windows w/ clients in one screen, and do the work in the other. Stuff like that.
What brands? Acer? Asus? Samsung? ViewSonic? Dell? Good ones, or bad ones? How about contrast.... 1,000:1 is ok? 700:1?
Response time, I'm not too worried about. 5ms should be fine for me, I'd think.... unless 2ms is only 5 bucks more.
Thanks for the help!
Oh, and I'll be running these off of the analog video ports... VGA or D-sub, whatever it is called. The actual computer will be running behind me, while I'll be routing the cables through a wall into a wall face plate, where I can attach the cables. DVI can only go 12 feet or whatever, so that probably won't reach. It might... we'll see....
I assume VGA or D-sub is still an ok connection to use?