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Windows 7: Monitor Size: is 27" too big?

26 Sep 2011   #11
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I use my 32" Sony Ex500 with 120Hz and its great. You just need to know how to change the settings in windows to make it look right. Also Directx 10 has a issue with scalling the desktop and launching a game. Ie: your mouse will not line up with the game menu.

Also look at the 27" Asus 3d monitors. You can get the referb under $325.


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27 Sep 2011   #12
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

This is all good info, thanks guys. What it shows, again, is the amount of contradictory opinions between people.

When i got my TV, the only relevent discussion was:
a. how close will i sit?
b. at what resolution will i be watching content?

It doesn't seem so straightforward for PCs. Why?

I really need to see for myself, but so few places around here have a 27" monitor on display that i can actually test out. They won't let me load in a video, or see what a game looks like. I've tried, it's very annoying.
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27 Sep 2011   #13
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

"My Videos" have sample 720p videos if the screen is hooked up to a computer already. You'll have to go by reviews written by other buyers ... where I live I had the same problem .. can't help it! Good luck with your purchase! Rule of thumb - same res would look better on a smaller screen because of pixel density. Some prefer the 27, some the 23. Desk space, your eye sight, sensitivity to light and applications are important.
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28 Sep 2011   #14
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

I have a 22" on one computer. Too small.
I have a 24" on another. Too small.
You propose 27". Too small.
If they made an affordable 40" screen, I'd buy it.
But they don't ... so 27" is good.
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28 Sep 2011   #15
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
If they made an affordable 40" screen, I'd buy it.
Even at 1080 - at 80cm viewing distance that is just awful. A lot of people are iffy about 27"!

Until the resolution is doubled (or more?) i would never consider such a size.
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28 Sep 2011   #16
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
Rule of thumb - same res would look better on a smaller screen because of pixel density. Some prefer the 27, some the 23. Desk space, your eye sight, sensitivity to light and applications are important.
I appreciate that. I know the 23" will 'look better', i'm trying to figure out if the extra 4" will depreciate the quality to the point where it's truly noticable or even annoying.

The other factors you list are important too. Because i really can only fit one monitor, getting the most out of it is important.

Thanks again, everyone, for your input.
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28 Sep 2011   #17
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Cool ... let us know which screen you finally purchase!
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28 Sep 2011   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a simple rule. Get one as big as possible but can't see the "screen wire" effect at your normal viewing distance. That is when you can easily see the individual pixels. Mine is a 25" and is perfect for my distance from it.
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28 Sep 2011   #19
zebdog

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

i got a 42 inch full hd tv and use that as a monitor

which connects via hdmi cable.
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04 Oct 2011   #20
moonbeep

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I have a Hanns G 27.5" and find it brilliant,use it with a hd6870 via an HDMI cable and the picture quality is great!
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