REVIEW: Packard Bell Maestro 220Wdv Part 11
The Maestro 220Wdv’s OSD contains no options regarding interpolation behaviour. This means that resolutions that do not correspond to the native resolution of 1.680 x 1.050 pixels are always interpolated on full screen. The result is that resolutions with aspect ratio s other than 16:10, e.g. 1.280 x 1.024 (5:4), are distorted by the monitor.
If the LCD is digitally connected to the graphics card, the user can modify the interpolation behaviour via the graphics card driver: Full Screen (deactivated), 1:1 and justified. However, in our experience, the user often meets with problems with driver-based interpolation, especially with ATI cards. However, ATI is likely to solve these problems in future driver versions.
Detail from Counter-Strike Source: Resolution 1.680 x 1.050
Detail from Counter-Strike Source: Resolution 1.440 x 900
Detail from Counter-Strike Source: Resolution 800 x 480
For a better and more direct comparison, simply click on the above pictures for an enlarged view. The interpolated image quality of the Packard Bell Maestro 220Wdv is good, with little loss of definition or detail.
If you wish to play in the native resolution of 1.680 x 1.050, we recommend that you use a graphics card of at least ATI X800XT or nVidia 6800GT class to ensure uninterrupted gaming with no jerking.
As a 22-inch widescreen monitor with a resolution of 1.680 x 1.050 pixels, the Packard Bell Maestro 220Wdv offers ample room for space-intensive applications of all types. It is also no problem to work with a number of open windows, depending on the application (e.g. browser).
Two DIN-A4 pages can be placed side by side in Word with no difficulty.
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