Poll: Your next monitor's aspect ratio
Thanks to displays like Dell's UltraSharp 2007WFP and 2005FPW, which are
the subject of regular rebates, the market for wide-screen LCDs is expected to climb to 10-15% of all LCD
monitor shipments this year. Admittedly, the extra horizontal space does
come in handy, and playing games on these things is great. However, such
positive aspects may not be enough to drive enthusiasts away from tried
and true aspect ratios like 4:3 and 5:4. So, in our latest poll, we're
asking: will your next
monitor's aspect ratio be standard or wide?
The subject of our last poll was the total storage capacity in your
primary system. Of the 3232 voters who participated, 16% have between 201GB and 300GB of
total storage. The second and third biggest populations are tied at 15%
and have 41-120GB and 121-200GB of storage, respectively. Add 2% with less than
40GB, and we have 48% of our voters with "only" up to 300GB of storage. The remaining 52% is split between 13% of users with 301-400GB, 9% with
401-500GB, 8% with over a Terabyte, and 7% with 501-600GB. Those with between 601GB and 1TB make up the remaining 15%.