Excerpt: Widescreen monitors are now the norm, but a new battle is brewing between wide and wider. TVs use a 16:9 ratio rather than the 16:10 of PC screens, and the 1080p HD format, the apotheosis of widescreen video, is an obvious target for monitor makers. While most 22 inch models have 1680x 1050 pixels, a few, like this one, are now squeezing in 1920x1080 to support full quality HD video, whether from Blu-ray drives or downloads.
Excerpt: Monitors with a 16:9 aspect ratio are on the rise. While it may seem like this robs you of some vertical resolution compared to 16:10 monitors, this is not true for the new crop of 22in models such as ViewSonic's VX2260WM. Most monitors of this size have a resolution of 1,680x1,050, but this one has a resolution of 1,920x1,080, which provides more desktop space overall.