Originally posted by skipparoo
Well then don't go by what you "think" looks best, go by what you "know" is right. You said there's no apparent difference between the two resolutions in terms of image quality, because there is no difference, none whatsoever. The only difference is size, and one is right, one is wrong. But now that you know this, you're still going to use 1280x1024, aren't you? Why, because it looks better? Nope, because you're used to it, that's all, or because everyone else likes to use it. But it's wrong, the whole world has got it all wrong! Hahaha :P
Just because something isn't using a 4:3 ratio doesn't make it wrong. I use the larger resolution, 1280x1024, because my monitor does the same 85Hz refresh rate at either. I would rather have more desktop space than a smaller one.