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As a web designer and gaming / computer enthusiast I tend to spend a lot of hours in front of my computer monitors. tongue.gif I am curious to know what the best type of monitor would be on the eyes, in terms of the least amount of strain?

60Hz vs 120Hz?
LCD vs LED?
24" vs 30"?
2ms vs 5ms?

I have been using these sig rig monitors for a while, and have them bumped up to 75Hz, but I am noticing these subtle horizontal lines projected underneath of the image at all times. I'm not sure if my monitors are dying, but figured I should get to know what the best types of monitors are before investing in new ones.

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I'm actually curious about this too as my eyes are rapidly deteriorating.
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post #3 of 12
120hz will be less strain on the eyes and led is way better and a 2ms response time would be best
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Most of my strain come from small text because the screen has too high of a pixel density, and I'm sitting too close.

120hz is only for if you want to game in 3D or 60 fps isn't high enough for you in a game.

LED is just LCD with a different kind of backlight.

30" is recommended if you are a designer because of a higher resolution (2560x1600). There's probably also a slightly lower pixel density. Get an IPS panel for color accuracy. You need a better video card for gaming at that resolution though.

Response time is only for gaming, and under 10ms, you probably won't notice much. Manufacturers also twist the truth.
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post #5 of 12
Does it even matter if you pull over 60FPS if your monitor is 60Hz?
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For the least amount of eye strain get an LCD and don't turn the brightness way up leave it at a comfortable level. There will be no difference in eye strain between 60Hz and 120Hz or response times with an LCD. LED back lighting could be worse depending on the ambient lights color temperature as LED's tend to be colder. Try Flux for your late night computing it has helped me a lot. As for size get the screen with smaller pixel density as it will translate to larger text.
Edited by rancor - 5/29/11 at 10:49pm
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you can install a program called f.lux which will cause less eye strain
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Quote:
Originally Posted by henwyybwoi;13683289 
you can install a program called f.lux which will cause less eye strain

wow i just got it and i can already tell this is going to work pretty well... at least when i dont have my gunnars


another option: Gunnar Optiks. I got a pair discounted through work since im on LCD screens all day and they actually cut down on strain quite a bit as well. A little bit on the expensive side, but worth getting if you use multiple systems or dont want a new monitor
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Do the Gunnar Optiks add any glare or colour?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by InerTia*;13683201 
Does it even matter if you pull over 60FPS if your monitor is 60Hz?

Yes, actually. My monitor is 60hz and I play TF2, before I figured out what was causing a stutter, it was that my video cards would try to let TF2 play higher than 60 FPS, and it'd jump to 140+ FPS for a second, causing a very noticeable ugly stutter. So I had to limit the game's MAX FPS.
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