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Is it still worth upgrading from a 24" to a 30" 2650x1600?

post #1 of 25
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I have been thinking about buying one since I will be upgrading my computer over the next few months, so I might as well upgrade my 1920x1200. Do you think the 30" would be worth buying or will there be a different type of monitor I should wait for and buy?

Thanks for the replies .
Edited by curtain carrot - 8/9/11 at 11:13am
post #2 of 25
Yes its worth it. Its a big difference. There isn't any thing that's coming out that would make it worth it to wait.
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Yes, totally. Upgraded from my Dell U2410 (1920x1200) to a Dell U3011 (2560x1600) 2 weeks ago.. can't imagine going back to 1920x1200, too small! haha..

And the price won't go down later, the price has been the same for many many years now. And there's not really anything higher than 2560x1600 monitors for gaming (non-medical stuff) coming out right now.

I believe next year there will be a Dell U3013 with LED like the new U2412, 23, 22's coming out right now.
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post #4 of 25
It depends on what your main use for your system is. If your a gamer pls make sure you have the relevant hardware to use such resolutions for gaming. 2560x1600 is mighty GPU stressful.

Me personally i'd say 1080p is more than enough, unless you have plenty of money to throw about

30" screens not cheap.
 
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by Kosire View Post

I believe next year there will be a Dell U3013 with LED like the new U2412, 23, 22's coming out right now.
How much better would the U3013 be to the current range of 30" monitors?
post #6 of 25
30 inch is not only expensive in $ is also expensive in GPU power. You will need more vRAM and double the GPU power compare to 1200p.
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post #7 of 25
Is the visual difference very noticable? I've never actually seen anything running at that resolution.
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post #8 of 25
i went from a u2311h to a u3011 myself, it was a huge upgrade and im glad i did it.
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post #9 of 25
Do it! I got my U3011 and can't be more happy with it. It's not just the size increase, but the resolution jump combined with the better quality display makes everything from multitasking to gaming and movie watching better.

Although if you're a hardcore FPS gamer you might want to stick with 120hz monitors.

The U3011 is actually on sale for $1124 right now.
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post #10 of 25
As long as you get a powerful video card to match the resolution, go for it. It's very taxing on the hardware so that resolution will "bottleneck" sooner than 1200/1080 resolutions if you know what I mean.
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