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Your Experience from going 23" -> 27" or 27" -> 23" (1080p)

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Just wanted to hear any feedback/experience from people that had a 23" and went to a 27" or had a 27" and went to a 23"...which did you think was better overall for gaming? and why? too big/small? shape/blurry IQ, etc...

Currently have Samsung 23" 120hz ...have to decide whether I want to replace it with 27" or not. I was going to go to microcenter but the 27" was sold out...so i couldn't buy and compare both monitors side by side.

Note: Both 23" and 27" must be 1080p...same resolution.
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I think that 23" is just about the perfect size for gaming. I think that 27" is a bit too big and given that both are at the same resolution of 1080p that the slightly smaller 23" is going to have a crisper and sharper looking picture.

For what it's worth, I'm on a 1920x1200 that is 24" so that's very comparable to the 23" 1080p you're on.
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27" is massive
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post #4 of 46
Went from 23 to 27 and 27 is worth it.
23 looking at it right now it's small, but it's fine for gaming.
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24" maximum for me if you're gaming. 27" is great for everything else though...
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post #6 of 46
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post

Went from 23 to 27 and 27 is worth it.
23 looking at it right now it's small, but it's fine for gaming.

so if you think 23" is fine for gaming...are you saying 27" is still better for gaming?
thanks for the comments guys - any other feedback would be great from people that have made or tried the switch.
Please use the edit button instead of double posting
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post #7 of 46
I'm curious about this as well.. I have a 27" right now, and I really like it, but I've been looking into 120hz monitors, like the 24" BenQ or the 23" Samsung. I'm just slightly worried that I'll regret the downgrade in size, but then I've also heard that 23-24" at 1080p is much sharper. Also, it seems like with that size, more of the game you're playing would be in the center of your vision, but then again I guess that depends on the distance you sit from the screen.

Oh and by the way, I don't suppose, if you do get the 27", you'd be interested in selling your 23"? biggrin.gif
Edited by TarballX - 12/20/11 at 9:17pm
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Oh and by the way, I don't suppose, if you do get the 27", you'd be interested in selling your 23"? biggrin.gif

if i did get a 27" i would sell the 23" ...lol, but that's if i decided to go down that route...

i think i will just have to buy a 27" (once it's in stock at local retailer)...and compare them side by side...if I keep the 27", ill contact you. biggrin.gif

but yeah image quality vs. size...hmmm....i'll have to see which one is more important/significant between the two monitors...
Edited by malikq86 - 12/20/11 at 9:24pm
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post #9 of 46
To be completely honest, I didn't see much of a difference at all. 27" 1080 still looks perfectly crisp to me, my only complaint is the two of them take up my entire desk biggrin.gif

27" is really massive, but I don't regret getting them. Next time, way down the road when these crap out, I will probably go back to something smaller
post #10 of 46

I have both a 24'' (1920x1200) and a 27'' (1920x1200).  They are not connected to the same rig but separate rigs.

 

I do a fair amount of gaming with each monitor.  My experience is the 27'' is better in the sense that the extra 3'' diagonal screen estate makes gaming more immersive (FPS and auto/flying simulation).  A less crisp picture due to a larger pixel pitch of the 27'' does not make a practical impact as my eyes cannot tell the difference while gaming.  But I have not frozen an identical image on the two screens and compare the static images side by side.

 

Though I prefer the 27'', I still think 24'' is also a good size.  It is not a case of good vs bad but better vs good.

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