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Windows 7: 23inch versus 27inch

13 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate
23inch versus 27inch

comparing 23inch desktop and 27inch desktop

1920 x 1080 at 23inch ( SAMSUNG S23A550H )


1920 x 1080 at 27 inch ( SAMSUNG S27A550H )

both comparing on SAPPHIRE HD 6570

What's the difference in viewing experience?

I think on 27 inch screen will be larger by (keeping resoltions same on both ) as compared to the screen on 23inches and therefore on 27inch may feel degraded visual quality. Is it really the case? what's ur opinion.

Actually I am planning to upgrade my 23inch ( very recent bought ) with 27inch model as my Desktop screen. Becuase of the recent bought, I have limited time for this exchange offer to get 27inch in place of 23inch with extra bucks.

please comment.

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14 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

27" :) youll benifit from the higher resolution with a larger screen.
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14 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Depends on how you want to use it...

If it's just for the desktop, I think that 27 in is just too large for a 1920x1080 screen :/ It really is more of a TV that is also a monitor. If you were using it from like across the room or on a VERY large desk from 4 or 5 feet away then maybe it would be good.

But a 24 in 1920x1080 screen is pretty big on the desktop as it is.

Now if it were a 2400x1550 or something, the 27in might make more sense (though you still need a big desk )

For near $400 though, I'd look for a 24in 1920 x 1200 display. Much more screen real estate and you can get an IPS panel which looks much better than any 1080 TN (TV) panel will for about $450 or so... Though they are hard to find. Had to mail order mine
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14 Nov 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

they have the same number of pixels - the bigger screen will have larger pixels, and may look a bit blocky if viewed close up.

as fseal said (honked?), it depends how close you'll be sitting to the monitor in everyday use.
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14 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

27" @ 1080P isn't that bad at normal viewing distances. My brother bought one a month or so ago and my dad bought one a few days after.
both upgraded from 24" screens. I'd get one but my desk can only hold 3 23" screens, and I prefer multiple screens to one large screen.
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14 Nov 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate

Thanks guys for your opinions,

my sitting arrangment would be 3ft to a max 4ft for PC works and occassionally when viewing movies I will site little backward.

Currently I am running 1920 x 1080 at 23inch ( SAMSUNG S23A550H ) on SAPPHIRE HD 6570 via HDMI to HDMI cable

Somehow I am not much satisfied with results. perhaps I must have opted for IPL instead of this partial LED (edges only)

After many adjustments it is better view now, ( but not tempting to me).
When viewing from 3ft, white backgrounds have very slight color(or perhaps grey) tints. White is not white in those areas just around the area of my eyes attention. Perhaps this is by design.

I believe this problem will be upsized in 27inch so I may keep 23inch.

wanna suggest a better graphic card for me?
light to medium gaming only, autocad, photoshop, movies, still pics.

big monitor needs big graphic card?
ATI or nVIDIA for my case?
GDDR3 ( current) , GDDR5 will do better?

please suggest
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14 Nov 2011   #7

Win 7

Just ONE 27" screen? How about TWO? That's what I want. (I now have just one 24", soon to be 2 x 24". Someday maybe I'll have 2 x 36"!) :)
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14 Nov 2011   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

someday maybe i'll have a retinal implant
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14 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

I bought a 27" at 1920 x 1080 and am very unhappy at the low resolution compared to my 24" monitors... If I were to do it again, buying a 27" would have to be a much higher resolution, or I'd just stick with the smaller size to get the better quality picture.... 27 at 1080 is ok for watching movies and such, but for any graphics it's junk....
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14 Nov 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

In my opinion it all depends on what you are doing with it and then even then it comes back to the same. I had a 27" lcd tv/monitor and I loved it. I then went to 2 23" led's and will never go back to one screen again and in fact I use my latop now as well and toggle back and forth between 4 screens. If you're heavy gaming then it's all about resolution and low ms speeds. If you're gaming heavy then I would consider 2 x 24" as a perfect set up only bettered by 3 x 24" is you have the real estate. For business then the 27" is wicked but again once you gain the 2nd screen for productivity you'll never go back to one screen. So for business ideal 2 x 23 / 2 x 24 / 2 x 27 or 1 x 27. Look for major brand names like Samsung/LG/HP/NEC/ASUS and get the lowest ms you can afford along with the highest resolution. They all ship with crazy high brightness settings so setting them up properly is key as is how you cable them. My suggestion is all HDMI connected if possible. I dig my LG's but If I had it do over and a larger budget get 3 x 24" Samsung's and a adjustable stand and be prepared for the time of your life !
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