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

15 Oct 2011   #31
wobet

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Hi Res large monitor is great

I have been using a 30-inch Apple Cinema Monitor for about 5 years. It has a max resolution of 2560x1600. I believe that the higher resolution helps me avoid the fatigue I used to get looking at my old monitor too long. I use the monitor for word processing. I can view complete pages from the word processor next to my browser that contains my research, etc. For me, I can never return to the smaller screen. If your use will support the higher cost, it will be worth it.

Have fun.


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15 Oct 2011   #32
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Recusant View Post
Hi guys, i'm just looking for opinions.

It's time to buy a new monitor (in time for BF3 ) and i have been agonising over a ~23" or 27" (i'm only looking at TN, 120hz for FPS). Unfortunately, all the 27" TN panels are 1080, and not a higher res.

There's a fair amount of debate about whether 27" for the PC viewing distance is simply too big. I'm inclined to agree, especially if the content being viewed is not 1080.

I sit about 80cm, and i believe that is fine for 1080, but not for anything less.

Pity there are no 25" ones - i'm sure that'd fit the bill perfectly
I upgraded to a 23" LCD screen, and find it as big as it is practical. If you are sitting at the normal distance from the screen, and you're looking at a 27" reading a page of text, you're head has to turn left and then right every time you read a line. Can you imagine reading a page of 50 lines? Your neck will get a workout!
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15 Oct 2011   #33
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

Why is a 120 Hz monitor better?
My PC and the half-dozen others over the years have only run at either 60 Hz or 85 Hz (if possible). Never 120 Hz.
What video card can refresh at 120 Hz???
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15 Oct 2011   #34
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I have an ASUS VW246H 24'' monitor, and I love it. It's also funny seeing the reactions of people used to crappy monitors when they see it. I can't imagine going any bigger than this though. For one thing, a 24'' is expensive enough, and I wouldn't get much out of a bigger monitor, especially when I'm already at 1920x1080 resolution, 2 ms response time, etc.
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15 Oct 2011   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
Why is a 120 Hz monitor better?
My PC and the half-dozen others over the years have only run at either 60 Hz or 85 Hz (if possible). Never 120 Hz.
What video card can refresh at 120 Hz???
The monitor does the refreshing, i.e. draws a picture 60 or 120 times per second. It looks smoother especially with games and video. GFX cards run much faster than that. The 120Hz is really a newer animal and will allow some 3D possible since it runs twice as fast as a 60Hz, allowing for processing the 2nd 3D view picture.
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17 Oct 2011   #36
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wobet View Post
It has a max resolution of 2560x1600.
If i could get a 120hz, 27" TN monitor that ran that resolution (and i could afford it), i would. Sadly, such a monitor does not exist (at least that i know of).
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17 Oct 2011   #37
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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07 Nov 2011   #38
Recusant

Windows 7 64Bit
 
 

If anyone was interested, i got the 23" 120hz Samsung - 23A750. It's very nice, with one dead pixel at the top right. I will call Samsung about it (zero pixel defect warranty for a week i think).

I cannot see how anyone could go (much) bigger for gaming from where i sit - the quality would surely suffer.

Thanks again all.
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07 Nov 2011   #39
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Lol I sit like 4ft from my 32" one, and I've been thinking about going bigger or getting another! BF3 has that effect!!

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07 Nov 2011   #40
z3r010

 

My bottom 3 are 27's and the quality is great from 2ft away.

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