Sunday, June 07, 2009

Widescreen Bliss

[I don't know why, but recently I'm feeling a strange reluctance to sit and write here. Not that nothing noticable is happenning, but I just don't feel like putting them in words. Anyway, now that I've finally got myself here, let's get to the topic]

I've always had my eyes on my big bro's LCD monitor. It's nothing extraordinary, but I always knew it would be a great addition to my PC gaming experience, as so far I was playing games on my old 15'' monitor (4:3). A few weeks back, my bro got a Sony Bravia LCD TV as a wedding gift. I couldn't wait any longer. I plugged in his PC to his new TV, and took his monitor for myself!
The monitor is a 19'' widescreen LCD monitor from Philips. It's not high end or anything, but it's 16:10 ratio, 1440X900 display is indeed a fascinating addtion to my rig, and it was probably the upgrade I was missing very much. The change it brought about to, not only my gaming, but also overall PC experience is awesome. The 16:10 ratio looks much better than the 16:9 format of widescreen display (which my Dad's got).It gives you much more desktop space to work in. Browsing in full screen never felt better.
I've always been a collector of cool wallpapers from all over the net, but most of my wallpapers are for the 4:3 resolutions. So now I'm digging for some widescreen walls. And the screens I've got already are pretty amazing indeed. Thanks mostly to the widescreen walls collection at deviantART.
As for the gaming, I don't think I need to say anything. I've been playing Burnout Paradise, Mirror's Edge, and currently X-Men Origins: Wolverine on my new monitor, and all I can call it is pure gaming bliss. A few weeks back I've also got myself a couple of more gigs of RAM, so now the 4GBs of RAM is good enough to back smooth enough gameplay in the higher resolution in the new monitor. Some highly anticipated game titles are gonna hit the shelves within a few weeks, bring 'em on I say!