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I have a friend who made the switch from 23 to 27 inch, both at 1080p, he says its too big a screen for that resolution and I agree, it just looks worse (and I personally think its too big altogether, though he likes the size, just a higher res would be better).
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post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post

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. 

yeah the IQ on the 27" samsung is actually quite good...better than many other 27" 1080p monitors, which can be a little blurry.

i do want the game to be immersive...ill have to do a side by side myself...
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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

I have a friend who made the switch from 23 to 27 inch, both at 1080p, he says its too big a screen for that resolution and I agree, it just looks worse (and I personally think its too big altogether, though he likes the size, just a higher res would be better).

do you know what model/brand he had?
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post

do you know what model/brand he had?

I can find out if it helps, its nearly 1AM where I am though, might be 18 or so hours before I get back to you.
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I went 21" to 27" Samsung LED. This thing is blowing my mind. Seeing things I never did before. Looks gorgeous. And, yes, I primarily game and still love it beyond words.
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post #15 of 46
I can't ever go back to under 27" honestly. Best of both worlds is 120Hz AND 27"! biggrin.gif
post #16 of 46
I went from 24 to 27. I think the 24 was better for gaming. But the 27 is nice when im watching movies in my bed. The 27 felt too big to game on when I first got it, but I guess im used to it now.
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I went to a 27" from 23" and would never go back. More stuff fits on screen, what's not to love about that? I sit the same distance from my monitor as I used to sit to the 23" and I find I get less eye strain than I used to, because I can see things clearly enough in my vision's periphery that it's ok to just focus on the centre of the screen, whereas with a smaller monitor my eyes would be moving to all four corners of the screen constantly trying to cover it all because I couldn't see things. If you like to max out the resolution, then chances are you will be happier with a larger monitor, but keep in mind my opinion is one of a person who didn't need any side-by-side comparison to know he'd love the 27" better and still doesn't need one to know if someone offered me a 30" I'd be all over it biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 46
If you want a 23" to be more immersive, move it closer.
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post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post

If you want a 23" to be more immersive, move it closer.

That's a bit awkward to actually do. You'd have to be awkwardly close to the monitor, not to mention having issues with having enough room for KB+M if you don't have a large keyboard / mouse tray or a good monitor stand.
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post #20 of 46
I went from 23 -> 27 -> 30. Personally, I think 27 or 30 is the best for anything other than gaming. You can side by side with no horizontal scrolling and it is just a very nice experience.

30 is huge, so for playing games you need to back up from the screen a bit more than usual or not be bothers by having to turn your head a little bit. I think either 23 or 27 would be the best for gaming. I'd pick 23 if it was very competitive and you wanted absolutely no disadvantage from your monitor size, or the 27 if you wanted to still be competitive, but have the chance of maybe miss an enemy in some rare instances. IMO the bigger monitors give a more lush and involving experience though... like your actually in the game instead of watching it on a screen. thumb.gif

Edit: And just if anyone was wondering I will never, EVER get a smaller monitor. Once I got this bad boy nothing could persuade me. biggrin.gif
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