Productive Display 4:3
I would like to buy a display which allows me to overview a huge space.
I have two 24" display (1920x1200) and a 19" (1280x1024) display on my desktop. And I need more space. Therefore I want to exchange the center 24" displays with a display with 2560x1600 pixels. Unfortunately the new dell 2713 display only has 2560x1440/16:9. Why? [redacted] Nobody wants to watch movies without black border on such a screen. You buy such a screen to work or to play. 16:10 is better for this and if you want to watch a movie you will take the black borders. If you don't have enough money for buying a TV you get get a 24" for 99 euros which is 500 euros cheaper than the u2713. You don't buy such a device just for fun.
So now I need more space for a 30". But even this is a waste of space. If I watch at my center 24" I can see a lot above the screen. Why? I do not need to see the wall behind the screen, it would be better to get information here.
I would like buy a 30" or 32" 4:3 screen: 2560x1920. The width is smaller compared to 30" 16:10 displays, so the display can be bigger on top. Fill my visual field, there is space left - on top of usual wide-screens. It would help me to write my software and the resolution and the physical area is big enough to split the screen. To put an Editor/Textprocessor on the left side, were I can see a lot of lines, a console on the lower right side and a webbrowser/mediaplayer/whatsoever on the upper right side. It's an 16:9 display with an integrated 16:3 display on top. ;-)
This is no display for the common. It's a productive display. You can advertise it like a desktop-whiteboard. It's big, it's needs space on the desktop, it's not for the living root, it's for work.
It would be great for CAD. Unfortunately it would have big black borders if you watch a 21:9 cinema movie. But hey, you also have black borders on a 16:9 display. Maybe there should be devices for watching movies and devices for productive work.
Could you please design a display for work? I already have a television.
I would pay about 1000 euros for such a display without thinking. I would think about it until 1300 or 1500.
Beyond 1300 Euros the price-performance ratio is getting worse than the 16:10 display.
I put this as a "new product idea". I know that there are already 4:3" displays. But you cannot get 4:3 above 21" or higher resolutions like 1600x1200. So this would be a product without any competition. This device would be unique. If you make it uncompromising, you have an Apple-Like produkt. It's not cheap, but it's worth it and it's reasonable. And if it's not ugly you additionally can sell it to people who like to be individual and to explain why such a device is better and more produtive than the usual stuff.