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Hi there,

I am a PC veteran of many years my main uses are web design, web browsing and a little gaming. I need a new monitor, it has been years since i bought a new one (so i am not very up on all the new tech and how it works or looks) and for days now i have been trying to decide which one. Originally I was going for the LG E2770V mostly because it seemed to get good reviews and also i couldn't believe you could get 27" for £250. Now i have read (mostly on here) about TN and IPS and also the excellent quality of the UltraSharp Dells. Being as the Dell 24" and LG 27" are about the same price, I was just wondering what other people would do. More size, less quality? Less size more quality? Is the quality that much different. Will I miss the extra 3"? Do I need the extra 3" or will it be too much etc. Could you all please help, it's driving me crazy. I just need a nice new big screen, which works well and that i won't be disappointed with.

Thanks in advance for all the advice.

Jamie J.
post #2 of 17
You'll actually be able to fit more onto the screen of the dell because of its extra pixels 1200p vs 1080p on the LG. The dell is also an ips monitor, giving it better viewing angles and more accurate color reproduction.

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Thanks for the advice...........i take it that the panel will hold better with professional work where colours need to be more accurate. If i need some extra space on screen, i take it i could just add my spare iiyama 17" for a bit of extra room. I take it i can run these both together and that screens don't need to be in pairs like RAM?

Cheers J
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Sorry by panel i mean........IPS as opposed to TN.
post #5 of 17
Yes you can pair any monitors together but it never looks nice imho.

I would also support getting Dell IPS instead of a TN. I switched from TN panel to IPS panel 2 years ago. Very happy with the decision. (Unless you are concern about electricity consumption?)
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Thanks for the advice...........i take it that the panel will hold better with professional work where colours need to be more accurate. If i need some extra space on screen, i take it i could just add my spare iiyama 17" for a bit of extra room. I take it i can run these both together and that screens don't need to be in pairs like RAM?
Cheers J

Yes you can do that. But like Shozzking mentioned above, you'll have more pixels on the dell because it's a 1920x1200 pixel monitor vs the LG 1920x1080 pixel monitor, so while things might be physically bigger on the LG, the Dell can display more pixels at the native resolutions. Also, the LG is a 16:9 aspect ratio vs the Dell's 16:10 aspect ratio which i find much better for everything... except watching 1080p movies, but I don't personally mind the two black bars.

Oh, but the LG panel seems to be a 120Hz monitor, so if you're one of those people where 60 fps is not enough... and after some further research, despite it saying this is a 120Hz monitor, this does not have a true 120Hz panel and so it is NOT 3D capable:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=161346
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Thanks for the advice...........i take it that the panel will hold better with professional work where colours need to be more accurate. If i need some extra space on screen, i take it i could just add my spare iiyama 17" for a bit of extra room. I take it i can run these both together and that screens don't need to be in pairs like RAM?
Cheers J

Yes, you could use two different monitors at once. Thats what I use my old acer monitor for, its perfect for work (web browser on one screen and a document open on another) and for gaming (game on the IPS and chat windows on the acer).
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Thanks to everyone for their advice.................so are we saying Dell then. I definitely won't miss the extra 3"?, is it mainly for show rather than necessity or usability, that people buy the extra size. Sorry i just can't picture a screen that big, I'm coming from...........get this.........an iiyama visionpro 454 19" CRT, so i really will notice the difference!! But i still don't know if that extra 3" is usable or if it will just get in the way.

Just as a side note..............i bet some of the users on here weren't even born when i bought the monitor i'm replacing!!!
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Yes, you could use two different monitors at once. Thats what I use my old acer monitor for, its perfect for work (web browser on one screen and a document open on another) and for gaming (game on the IPS and chat windows on the acer).

Great point Shozzking, that sounds like the way to do it.
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Thanks to everyone for their advice.................so are we saying Dell then. I definitely won't miss the extra 3"?, is it mainly for show rather than necessity or usability, that people buy the extra size. Sorry i just can't picture a screen that big, I'm coming from...........get this.........an iiyama visionpro 454 19" CRT, so i really will notice the difference!! But i still don't know if that extra 3" is usable or if it will just get in the way.
Just as a side note..............i bet some of the users on here weren't even born when i bought the monitor i'm replacing!!!

The Dell has more pixels, so it can fit more on the screen despite being smaller.
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