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Flatscreen Screen Area Comparasion  

by Matt Hawkins, 24/01/2011
Categories : Multimedia

If you are thinking of replacing a 4:3 ratio monitor with a new 16:9 screen you should check it will actually offer more screen space. Use this screen aspect ratio vs size vs area info to check.

Aspect Ratio Size W H Screen Area
4:3 32 25.6 19.2 491.5
16:9 32 27.9 15.7 437.6
4:3 28 22.4 16.8 376.3
16:9 28 24.4 13.7 335.0
4:3 26 20.8 15.6 324.5
4:3 25 20.0 15.0 300.0
16:9 26 22.7 12.7 288.9
4:3 24 19.2 14.4 276.5
16:9 25 21.8 12.3 267.1
4:3 23 18.4 13.8 253.9
16:9 24 20.9 11.8 246.1
4:3 22 17.6 13.2 232.3
16:9 23 20.0 11.3 226.0
16:9 22 19.2 10.8 206.8
4:3 19 15.2 11.4 173.3
16:9 19 16.6 9.3 154.3


So if you've currently got a 19inch 4:3 monitor you don't really want to replace it with anything smaller than a 22inch widescreen!

If you replace a 4:3 with the same size monitor in a widescreen 16:9 ratio you are going to be getting 10% less screen area.

Author : Matt Hawkins  Last Edit By : Matt Hawkins
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