Saturday, April 4, 2009

Welcome to Widescreen

My new 22” widescreen monitor arrived yesterday! I wanted more screen area for editing photos and decided one widescreen would be sleeker than a two monitor setup. I decided on the Dell 2209WA because it’s affordable and has an IPS panel. Yes, I had to learn a couple things about LCD monitors. Dell 2209WAI found out that most monitors have a TN panel, but for photo editing an IPS panel provides better color rendition. Maybe I should have done even more research because since hooking it up I’ve discovered (surprise) that my seven-year-old computer does not have a graphics card to support the widescreen resolution. As if I know how to install a graphics card, or know anything about power supplies or AGP or PCI or all these other terms I’m coming across!

I will not panic. I can do this. I will find the solution. Hopefully that solution won’t be buying a whole new computer. I’m still satisfied with the performance (mostly) of my old one. For now I’ll just enjoy the wide open spaces of my new screen.

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Baroness Bijoutery said...

Talk to the people at a Best Buy and they can help you with a Graphics card. If you have Community College near you talk to their IT people there are always students that will install something for a small fee. I wish I had a larger screen have one at work but not here at home.

It's Just Me said...

Way cool!

I'm Julia said...

It's so hard to look at a regular size screen after getting a big widescreen for the pc. I love mine too!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous! i'm sure you'll figure it out. It might seem a pain, but I'm sure it will make such a difference in the end it'll all be worth it.