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Hi

Im in the market for a 27" monitor. I was hoping you guys could help me choose on one

First of all I would like it too look nice sitting next too my asus ve228h which will become my secondary monitor.

I really like the look of this Asus VK278Q. Its an Asus LED monitor, and it seems to have the same bezel as my ve228h, because the buttons are the same and the width looks the same and the asus logo is the same colour in the same place so im guessing this one will be a good match for my ve228h secondary.
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14793

Its only a 1080p resolution though. So im wondering, when it gets to a 27" in size, should I look for a larger resolution like a 1440p? seeing as it will be the same resolution as my 22", is it going too look pixelated in comparison? Does anyone here have this monitor and do they have anything too say about it?

Personally I think the picture quality on my ve228h is awesome, and I couldnt ask for more from it. This one looks too be like the same kind of monitor just a larger size, so hopefully they will have similar colour and contrast, because im sure that if i got a monitor that looked better than the one i currently have, or one that didnt look as good, i would be annoyed about using a particular one. Do you guys think this asus is just what im after?
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post #2 of 28
No point getting a 1080p monitor that big in my opinion. The pixels will be very large and you won't get any added utility from the size.
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Ok thank you for your input. Bummer I thought that would have been a great monitor. I was hoping, that with a 1080p, It would be easier on the video card and I would be able to run the lower resolution compared to a 1440p, which would mean I could turn edge anti aliasing up and being in its native resolution would still look good.

Are there any you would recommend?
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post #5 of 28
Either get a smaller monitor or get a 27" with a higher resolution.
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If you are only concerned with gaming there is no harm in getting a low resolution 27 incher. But I doubt most of your time is spent playing games.
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ok, haters gona hate on this topic. I F%^@%$&king love my Hanns.G 28" monitor. its 1920x1200 and beautiful as hell. Its great for movies and gaming. Yeah, you can get a 22 inch monitor nowadays that runs 1920x1200 but its still very very crisp at 28 inches and makes for a great FoV in almost every video game. On a 22-24 inch monitor when im playing Shift 2i cannot use the helmet view because there is a loss of FoV (aka the size of the upcoming track/cars ahead are too small, but i do not have this issue with a 28 inch. If my monitor died today, i would instantly buy the newer model of the Hanns.G 28 inch. Its been to countless LAN parties and traveled cross state to mutli-day lans and has held up like a champ. I get no refresh tearing or lines and the colors are great for a large panel.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-052-_-Product
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what size monitor do you need to get 2560x1440 res? is it minimum 27"?

Also is the difference in quality between 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 that much?
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ok, haters gona hate on this topic. I F%^@%$&king love my Hanns.G 28" monitor. its 1920x1200 and beautiful as hell. Its great for movies and gaming. Yeah, you can get a 22 inch monitor nowadays that runs 1920x1200 but its still very very crisp at 28 inches and makes for a great FoV in almost every video game. On a 22-24 inch monitor when im playing Shift 2i cannot use the helmet view because there is a loss of FoV (aka the size of the upcoming track/cars ahead are too small, but i do not have this issue with a 28 inch. If my monitor died today, i would instantly buy the newer model of the Hanns.G 28 inch. Its been to countless LAN parties and traveled cross state to mutli-day lans and has held up like a champ. I get no refresh tearing or lines and the colors are great for a large panel.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-052-_-Product
Monitor size and FOV have nothing to do with each other.
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what size monitor do you need to get 2560x1440 res? is it minimum 27"?
looks like 30 inches gets you past 1920x1200

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Also is the difference in quality between 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 that much?
well if you can afford the $800 jump between the two then do it!

also, 1920x1200 > 1920x1080. more real estate on the sides

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Monitor size and FOV have nothing to do with each other.

so if you put a 22 inch monitor running 1920x1200 and a 28 inch monitor running 1920x1200 and put a restrictive camera angle they will both show the same size of view? Maybe FoV was teh wrong term im guessing, but the real estate is too valuable in my opinion and gives you ability to use more camera angles which would be very very restrictive on smaller monitors.
Edited by Tweak17emon - 7/18/11 at 6:06am
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