But I digress. What I'm really trying to get at is GamePC's latest review of Philips' 170W4P widescreen LCD, which boasts a display resolution of 1280x768. Widescreen LCD displays like the 170W4P are certainly nothing new, but it seems that they're slowly becoming more popular, which makes me wonder if widescreen might be the way to go.
While gaming support for widescreen displays is currently limited, I don't see any other real disadvantages to the format. In fact, I think I'd actually prefer a widescreen LCD whose desktop area could more easily accommodate a main application window and Winamp playlist or Trillian buddy list side-by-side. Are current 4:3 displays still the way to go, or could widescreen be the way of the future?