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

04 Oct 2011   #21
Ishtara

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'd rather use two monitors than go beyond 24" and 1080p. That way, you can run all games in the native resolution of your monitor(s), but you still get a much larger Windows desktop.


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13 Oct 2011   #22
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Hi Ishtara,

I've decided to not get a 27". It's just too much pixelation at my viewing distance IMO (i agree with you).

I could fit two 24" monitors in my limited desk space, but the second one wouldn't be used for gaming due to the bezel being right in the middle. So it would be wasted most of the time (i really don't need two screens for 'work'). I'd also have to move it about to get the good angle (i.e. move one screen out of the way).

Currently, i'm leaning toward saving $100 and getting two extra inches by getting a swedish pump 25" Asus (over the 23" Samsung 120hz). When BF3 comes out, i'll see what kind of FPS i get with my current hardware before making a final decision.
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13 Oct 2011   #23
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I sit about 1m away from my monitor/tv and I use a samsung 32" led tv.
Sitting that close make it feel like being in the cinema when playing games.
Just hope its a amazing as I hope for racing around in choppers and jets on bf3!

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13 Oct 2011   #24
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I think the best way to decide is to go to your local computer store and get them to set up a 27-inch monitor, and then choose the distance that seems best for you.
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13 Oct 2011   #25
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I think the best way to decide is to go to your local computer store and get them to set up a 27-inch monitor, and then choose the distance that seems best for you.
I sort of did that, but these days 'service' doesn't exist - it's all about price. I watched a 720 vid and it looked horrible at pretty much my sitting distance. So that did it for me. At 1080, it looked ok - not great to me.

So now it's down to 23" 120hz vs 25" 60hz. With the 25" being $100 cheaper.
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13 Oct 2011   #26
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

That's a shame about the service, but it seems the way things are these days.

It's a pity you don't live in the UK where we have a retailer named John Lewis who are customer service experts. Nothing is too much trouble for them and it's a rare customer who walks away without buying.

Personally, I'd go for the 23" 120HZ even though it's $100 dearer. For the extra bucks, you are getting HD resolution, which I can vouch from experience is far superior to a 60HZ display.

As ever, you get what you pay for.
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13 Oct 2011   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I go with Andy's advice on the 23" 120Hz too. It will be able to display some 3D content, but the 60Hz can't.
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13 Oct 2011   #28
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I go with Andy's advice on the 23" 120Hz too. It will be able to display some 3D content, but the 60Hz can't.
I don't actually care for 3D It annoys me. But i would like the smoothness for gaming.. but i would also like an extra 2" lol.
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15 Oct 2011   #29
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Looking at the resolution vs screen size, i think i'm pretty well decided to get the Samsung (Unless Benq drop their price significantly):

Samsung

Thanks to everyone for their input.

Now i have to wait until xmas
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15 Oct 2011   #30
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome recusant.

Looks like a good choice and Christmas is not too far away.
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