I am still using my 5-year old notebook PC. Its monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3. That is, its width to height ratio is 4:3.
In the last few years, there was a shift towards the aspect ratio of 16:9, or the so-called widescreen (WXGA) format. The shift is now complete. We can hardly find monitors with the old format in the market today.
Widescreen is best for watching movies. Unfortunately, I seldom watch movies on my PC. As far as browsing the Web is concerned, I still prefer the old 4:3 ratio. I don’t understand why the PC makers don’t give us a choice. Even Dell, the PC maker known for mass customization, offers widescreen monitors only.
What aspect ratio do you prefer, 4:3 or 16:9? Please tell me by taking the poll on the sidebar of this blog. Thank you for your participation.