I am researching for a new monitor which my main usage would be for VS.NET. I am more inclined towards 1600x1200 (vs 1680*1050) as it there would more vertical pixel, hence you can see more code. so what do you guys use?
[edited by: LeoXIV at 4:04 pm (utc) on Sep. 18, 2006]
Well, I use 1280x960 because I'm only on a 19" screen, and I can say unequivocally that that ain't wide enough <g>. My next purchase will definitely be a wide-screen model, so I can see longer lines of code, plus both side toolbars.
I'm not that interested in more vertical area, because I collapse code sections that I'm not working in at any given moment... I just don't like my lines to wrap too soon. The 1680x1050 would suit me just fine. Eh, FWIW.
I spend most of my day coding. I use dual Samsung 204T SyncMasters. They're right around 21 inches.
The one I use for coding and stuff is 1600x1200.
The one I use for browsing and stuff is tilted so it's effectively 1200x1600. Nice for viewing entire pages on one screen.
These monitors are the only place I don't need to wear glasses. Don't know about the rest of you but I hate to wear my glasses. And I also hate to scroll horizontally to see my code. I'm very happy with my solution.