I’m not sure I understand the point of wide screen monitors. With my useage patterns, about 25% of the screen is wasted, over there, off to the side, full of white space.
Most of the time, I find myself wanting more vertical space than horizontal. Especially, when writing code, or web browsing, or reading email, or running commands in a terminal. Aka, 99.9% of what I do with a computer.
I kind of miss CRT’s for that big, almost square aspect ratio. I’ve been tempted to find a wide screen LCD that I could rotate vertically. Never really been able to get a hardware/software combination that actually worked that way, though in theory, it should be easy.
I think it’s about time to put a new desktop machine together (and probably a new laptop as well). So I’ve been thinking a new monitor setup as well. Currently got a 21″ dell.
[And of course, the Civil War nerds will point out the Monitor was actually called the CSS Virginia]