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The term "widescreen" typically refers to an aspect ratio (width to height ratio) of 16:9 and although there are exceptions, most contemporary monitors are fashioned with this ratio.

Additionally, LCD monitors get their epithet from the fact that they use Liquid Crystal Display panels as their display screens. So when you hear the term "LCD monitor" it just means it's the traditional LCD model that uses Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) behind the display screen to light it up. These monitors must not be confused with the contemporary LED(LED LCD) monitors which use Light Emitting Diodes to light up the LCD screens; and tend to be more expensive than LCD monitors.

Our list of the best widescreen LCD monitors is limited to the top rated monitors which use CCFL backlighting and have a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio.

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Dell U2913WM

Dell U2913WM Monitor


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Dell U2913WM
AOC i2367fh
Acer G246HLAbd
Acer G276HL
ViewSonic VA1938wa
Dell U2913WM Monitor
AOC i2367fh 23 inch LCD Monitor
Acer G246HLAbd LCD Monitor
Acer G276HL Dbd LCD Monitor
ViewSonic VA1938wa-LED LCD Monitor
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Release Date
Nov 2012
Oct 2012
Sep 2012
Sep 2012
Sep 2011
Monitor Type
Widescreen LCD
Widescreen LCD
Widescreen LCD
Widescreen LCD
Widescreen LCD
Aspect Ratio
Ultra widescreen (21:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Standard (4:3), Widescreen (16:9)
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
300.0 cd/m^2
250.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
50000000:1
1000:1
100000000:1 (dynamic)
1000:1
Dot Pitch
0.265 mm
0.3 mm
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1366x768
Response Time
8.0 ms
5.0 ms
6.0 ms
5.0 ms
Screen Size
29.0 inch
23.0 inch
24.0 inch
27.0 inch
19.0 inch
Color Depth
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
Viewable Picture Size
28.75 in.
23.0 in.
24.0 in.
27.0 in.
18.5 in.

  • The Dell UltraSharp U2913WM is s unique 29-inch ultra-widescreen monitor offering a 21:9 aspect ratio and solid IPS color and grayscale quality but it may not be the best choice for gamers.


  • We really like the U2913WM, and we wish that the U2713HM had followed the same design. Sadly, it looks like the upcoming U2413 and U2713H are following with the old look.

    What's rather spectacular about the U2913WM, though, is the price รข?? at AU$599, it's enough that people will be asking if they want a 27-inch with the extra 360 vertical pixels, or if 21:9 is in their future.


  • Dell goes ultra-wide with its UltraSharp U2913WM monitor, which combines sterling image quality with a novel 21:9 aspect ratio.


  • The AOC i2367fh is an attractive 23-inch IPS monitor offering rich, accurate colors and solid grayscale performance. It doesn?t come with a lot of features but it?s still a great deal for the money.

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    The Acer G276HL is a 27 inch LCD monitor that's designed to deliver high definition at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Acer has done a great job over the past years when it comes to their monitors.

    The Acer G276HL is a fairly new monitor that was just released some time in-between of August and September of 2012. It's sleek design and smart use of energy is what makes this monitor stands out.

    For those that multi-task when using their computer will definitely benefit off of this monitor.

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    The Acer G276HL Dbmid review for this monitor is a "Good Buy". People that are wanting to buy their computer monitors separately or wanting to upgrade from their smaller screened monitor, the Acer G276HL Dbmid is a good choice. It has the features that you can find from more expensive monitors but has a good price. And for a 27 inch upgrade, I will not e complaining. :)