htt-thalan Posted August 14, 2006 Report Share Posted August 14, 2006 I own the forementioned laptop. It has an internal display resolution of 1920*1200 pixels. I am planning to buy an external display, for gaming purposes, because, let's face it, to fully enjoy bloodspatters and tire-screeching, 17 inch widescreen just doesn't cut it. I am faced with the difficult task of choosing between 2 displays, the Acer AL2051WS and the AL2423WS. The first is a 20" widescreen with 1680*1050 resolution, the second does 24" @ 1920*1200. When I buy the second screen, I get a non-glare, very large, native resolution display. Meaning, when I change from my internal, to my external display, nothing will change, other then the screen size increasing by a large amount. When I choose the 20" screen, I get the advantage of having a CrystalBrite (yes, that's how it's spelled with Acer) screen, with deeper vivid colours ( me like glare screens! ) and a slightly faster response time (8ms b2b instead of 16) BUT it's 4 inches smaller ( I don't know if 20 over 17 inch is such a big difference ) and the screen does not support my native resolution. Which bring me to the problem: How am I going to handle the resolution switching? Do I have to adjust my windows Screen res to 1680*1050 every time I connect my laptop to my display? Or is there some way of doing this automatically, when connection, through some piece of software? So, the Big, slightly slow, matte, but True native screen, or the smaller, faster, truebright, but non-native screen? I'm a gaming enthousiast and really don't know what to do. N.B.: My choice is sort of limited to Acer displays, because I am an Acer dealer, and this gives me fairly large discounts on screens this size. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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