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At the moment I have a pretty average Packard Bell 230ws

Here is the spec

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-.../specification

and have found a cheap 28 inch monitor for sale, but it is older and the contrast ratio seems to be worse too.

Here is the spec

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-.../specification

Do you think it's worth me changing monitors? I have always wanted more screen, but simply can't fit more than 2 screens in the space I have and then will have a bezel right down the middle of my screen, so isn't really an option.

I mainly use my computer for the usual web browsing,movies and a few games, GTA4, Witcher2, Metro2033 etc.

Thanks in advance.
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500gb ssd/hhd hybrid and 500gb hdd and 1tb ext hdd LG Blu Ray& Asus DVD R/W Windows 7 Hanns-G 28" 
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It has one 875w Thermaltake Toughpower XT NZXT Phantom in red. It has one 
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post #2 of 8
with the extra size, I would go for it. same resolution and all.
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post #3 of 8
I have the same HannsG 28" model and they have the wrong resolution. The correct resolution is 1920x1200.
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post #4 of 8
The monitor size is great, however many people complain and blank about how large screens should display higher resolution. I honestly could care less. I use my 28" samsung about a two feet distance from my face and i find it perfect for watching movies at a distance and workspace for writing papers and etc.

Go for it if you can Hanns-g monitor are easy calibrated for good color.
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
I have the same HannsG 28" model and they have the wrong resolution. The correct resolution is 1920x1200.
I thought that, seemed weird with the size and also saw it say 1920x1200 on another site.

Does it seem ok?
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500gb ssd/hhd hybrid and 500gb hdd and 1tb ext hdd LG Blu Ray& Asus DVD R/W Windows 7 Hanns-G 28" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
It has one 875w Thermaltake Toughpower XT NZXT Phantom in red. It has one 
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i7 990x @ 4.3ghz HT on Gigabyte X58-OC HD 7970 X 2 24gb @ 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb ssd/hhd hybrid and 500gb hdd and 1tb ext hdd LG Blu Ray& Asus DVD R/W Windows 7 Hanns-G 28" 
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It has one 875w Thermaltake Toughpower XT NZXT Phantom in red. It has one 
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post #6 of 8
I had a hanns-g and i loved it but sold it for a my samsung so i can use the tv tuner.

Hanns-g has some quality control issue with dead pixels, They are not like dell where they guarantee no dead pixels. It has to have 3+ dead pixels for you to recieve a RMA, But most people i would say half or so get a good monitor. I didn't but mine only showed up in blue background so mine was not noticeable.

If you can save a bit i recommend a asus montior. Gamers love them for fast refresh time.
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by BodgeITandRun View Post
I thought that, seemed weird with the size and also saw it say 1920x1200 on another site.

Does it seem ok?
For the real estate, I say the price is a steal. I bought mine each at $230 new at Newegg. For the quality, I can't complain. The color and contrast isn't all that great.
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i7 980X @4.6ghz 1.43vcore Asus Rampage III Extreme Sapphire 6990 1000/1400 Powercolor 6990 1000/1400 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
12GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 SSD: Intel X-25M 160GB G2 (OS) HDD:4x2TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD:2x1TB Samsung F1 
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OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium 3x28" Hanns-OhGee (5760x1200)Eyefinity 42" (1920x1080) 120Hz LCD TV Xarmor U9BL-S 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Galaxy Evolution 1250W Banchetto 101 Roccat Kone [+] Roccat Alumic 
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Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence ST Headphone: Audio Technica ATH-A900 
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i7 920 CO 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Sapphire 5970 Oc Edition 6GB Skill 1600mhz 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
3GB Corsais XMS3 1333mhz WD 640GB Silver Arrow Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
KDS 26" 1920x1200 2x 25" I-Inc 1920x1080 Logitech G15 ver2 Thermaltake Toughpower 700w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF932 Logitech G9X WolfKing X-Fi 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
i7-4710Q GTX 860M 4GB Samsung Evo 850 1TB Windows 10 
MonitorAudio
15.6" 4K (3840 x 2160) JBL Audio 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 980X @4.6ghz 1.43vcore Asus Rampage III Extreme Sapphire 6990 1000/1400 Powercolor 6990 1000/1400 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
12GB G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 SSD: Intel X-25M 160GB G2 (OS) HDD:4x2TB Hitachi Deskstar HDD:2x1TB Samsung F1 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG Thingy Reservoir: FrozenQ 400ml T-Virus Pump: Swiftech MCP655 w/BP mod top Radiator: Phobya G-Changer 480 version 1.2 black 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
CPU: AC Cuplex Kryos HF Radiator: XSPC GTX 480 GPU:2xSwiftech Epsilon 6990 8x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium 3x28" Hanns-OhGee (5760x1200)Eyefinity 42" (1920x1080) 120Hz LCD TV Xarmor U9BL-S 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Enermax Galaxy Evolution 1250W Banchetto 101 Roccat Kone [+] Roccat Alumic 
AudioOther
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence ST Headphone: Audio Technica ATH-A900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 CO 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Sapphire 5970 Oc Edition 6GB Skill 1600mhz 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
3GB Corsais XMS3 1333mhz WD 640GB Silver Arrow Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
KDS 26" 1920x1200 2x 25" I-Inc 1920x1080 Logitech G15 ver2 Thermaltake Toughpower 700w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF932 Logitech G9X WolfKing X-Fi 
CPUGraphicsHard DriveOS
i7-4710Q GTX 860M 4GB Samsung Evo 850 1TB Windows 10 
MonitorAudio
15.6" 4K (3840 x 2160) JBL Audio 
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post #8 of 8
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Cheers for the replies all of you. I will have a good think about it and make my decision soon then. Might save a bit more for a better monitor.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x @ 4.3ghz HT on Gigabyte X58-OC HD 7970 X 2 24gb @ 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb ssd/hhd hybrid and 500gb hdd and 1tb ext hdd LG Blu Ray& Asus DVD R/W Windows 7 Hanns-G 28" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
It has one 875w Thermaltake Toughpower XT NZXT Phantom in red. It has one 
Mouse Pad
My Sofa Arm 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 990x @ 4.3ghz HT on Gigabyte X58-OC HD 7970 X 2 24gb @ 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb ssd/hhd hybrid and 500gb hdd and 1tb ext hdd LG Blu Ray& Asus DVD R/W Windows 7 Hanns-G 28" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
It has one 875w Thermaltake Toughpower XT NZXT Phantom in red. It has one 
Mouse Pad
My Sofa Arm 
  hide details  
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