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Well going the cheaper route I really like my 27in asus monitor

This is the newer model but pretty much the same. Colors are great, its very sharp and I like it a lot!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=asus%20ve278q
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I've ordered a HD6950 card and I'd like a monitor that actualy uses the card if you get what I mean. I've heard much good about the dell but as you can see it's just out of my reach (not sure about input lag though, I've heard it lags). I guess there is no monitor that can be compared with the DELL 27" for a little less money? (want to be sure I'd get the best possible). Thank you for helping me out though, Eventhough Dell 27" is out of reach, I will put it in my top 5 (if I don't find anything near it, I might get that one anyway). Handing out rep to anyone that helps me in this topic since it's very important that I get a new screen fast (this one is picking on my eyes).
It takes just as much juice to power any 1920x1080 monitor. The physical size doesn't matter, it's the same amount of pixels. It's just that the bigger the monitor gets (while retaining the same resolution), the lower the quality gets because of pixel density/pitch. In the simplest terms, the bigger the monitor the bigger the pixels. Bigger pixels means lower image quality.

It's why 27" monitors that are still 1920x1080/1200 are getting so cheap. Just look at the pixel pitch of the monitors you're considering. At 1920x1080, you're looking at the difference between .27 and .31 when comparing 24" and 27" respectively. That's a pretty big difference.
Edited by Plex - 4/26/11 at 10:57am
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Are you sure it isn't just another "average" TN? I want to make sure I get an above average monitor since I want to upgrade, not downgrade.


1920x1080 at 27" aint gonna be pretty either. Some people are less sensitive to pixel pitch though, ymmv smile.gif

Looks more like a TV tbh... Wouldn't wanna sit too close, prolly not best for PC gaming.
Edited by grandmothra - 3/3/12 at 5:54pm
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It takes just as much juice to power any 1920x1080 monitor. The physical size doesn't matter, it's the same amount of pixels. It's just that the bigger the monitor gets (while retaining the same resolution), the lower the quality gets because of pixel density/pitch. In the simplest terms, the bigger the monitor the bigger the pixels. Bigger pixels means lower image quality.

It's why 27" monitors that are still 1920x1080/1200 are getting so cheap. Just look at the pixel pitch of the monitors you're considering. At 1920x1080, you're looking at the difference between .27 and .31 when comparing 24" and 27" respectively. That's a pretty big difference.
This.

Good, articulate and informative post +rep
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The anti glare coating pisses me off sitting next to acd, not like my ACD though
Anti-glare = a layer that makes sure light won't reflect on your screen?
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Anti-glare = a layer that makes sure light won't reflect on your screen?
Pretty much.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-a...ter-screen.htm
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I got this one, its pretty good. It has tons of inputs. I use it for PC, PS3 and TV. The speakers suck but I dont use them. But its a pretty good 1080p monitor. Its got a fast response time.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50452&...Q&promoid=1320
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I really don't think you're going to be too happy in that price point with a 27 inch monitor. I think you would be better off jumping down to a 24 inch model at the amount of money you're looking to spend. I did extensive research into 27 inch and even 30 inch models before I settled with a tri-24 setup. You could go with dual IPS screens at 23-24 inches which would give you the space you need for day-to-day browsing and desktop work, and would give you an upgrade path down the line for eyefinity if you have the desk space for it.

Unfortunately there aren't many 'good' or 'great' monitors in the 27 inch range that you would really be satisfied with. I recommend the HP ZR24W in the 16:10 (1920x1200) range, which can be had for 400~, or the Dell U2410 if you want to gamble with the pink/green tint issues (google it if you haven't heard of it before). If you come out a 'winner', that is the most stunning 24 inch model you will find.

If you want to err on the side of caution, you could downsize to the Dell U2311, which is 16:9 (1920x1080) and can be had for 300 straight from dell. I'm sure you could shop around and find a better deal. The pros with going with this size is obviously that you would be able to afford two of them for a dual monitor setup.

If you are really gunning for the 27 incher, you would be extremely satisfied with the Dell U2711. You can get into one of those for 900~ if you shop around. The other options in the 27 range just don't cut it if you want a high quality panel with deep blacks, bright whites, great color accuracy, and a high-res screen. At this panel size, you would really want to be upwards of 1920x1200/2560x1440.

Good luck!
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I got this one, its pretty good. It has tons of inputs. I use it for PC, PS3 and TV. The speakers suck but I dont use them. But its a pretty good 1080p monitor. Its got a fast response time.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50452&...Q&promoid=1320
I would prefer one without speakers (mainly because I don't use them anyway and because usualy they make you pay for the option). Aren't there monitors without speakers that are better? (Don't want a TV screen either).
Are you certain this is the best 27" Benq on the market today for games?
I thank you for your helping post btw !

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I really don't think you're going to be too happy in that price point with a 27 inch monitor. I think you would be better off jumping down to a 24 inch model at the amount of money you're looking to spend. I did extensive research into 27 inch and even 30 inch models before I settled with a tri-24 setup. You could go with dual IPS screens at 23-24 inches which would give you the space you need for day-to-day browsing and desktop work, and would give you an upgrade path down the line for eyefinity if you have the desk space for it.

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If you are really gunning for the 27 incher, you would be extremely satisfied with the Dell U2711. You can get into one of those for 900~ if you shop around. The other options in the 27 range just don't cut it if you want a high quality panel with deep blacks, bright whites, great color accuracy, and a high-res screen. At this panel size, you would really want to be upwards of 1920x1200/2560x1440.

Good luck!
I'd rather not have a multimonitor setup because not only do they cost more (energy wise), I'd hate to have to replace monitors more often every time one dies on me.
Hmm you advice 1920x1200 but that is 16:10. I saw a flash example wich showed more viewing space on 16:9. Or do you recommend it for having more detail?
Eitherways I assume you also reccomend dell 27" as the only "worth the buy" monitor for my budget? hmm something to ponder about I guess.

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It takes just as much juice to power any 1920x1080 monitor. The physical size doesn't matter, it's the same amount of pixels. It's just that the bigger the monitor gets (while retaining the same resolution), the lower the quality gets because of pixel density/pitch. In the simplest terms, the bigger the monitor the bigger the pixels. Bigger pixels means lower image quality.

It's why 27" monitors that are still 1920x1080/1200 are getting so cheap. Just look at the pixel pitch of the monitors you're considering. At 1920x1080, you're looking at the difference between .27 and .31 when comparing 24" and 27" respectively. That's a pretty big difference.
So basicly eventhough a bigger monitor looks cool, it makes the images look less cool?

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Well going the cheaper route I really like my 27in asus monitor

This is the newer model but pretty much the same. Colors are great, its very sharp and I like it a lot!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=asus%20ve278q
Shamefull it's a TN panel but still the best TN panel I've seen so far. Thanks for your reply, will put this in my top 5.
Edited by SXTC - 4/26/11 at 11:39am
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Shamefull it's a TN panel but still the best TN panel I've seen so far. Thanks for your reply, will put this in my top 5.

I have no issues with viewing angle on mine if thats what you are worried about. It really is a fantastic monitor!
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