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Hey all.

I'm in the market for a new monitor. I've been looking a lot at 3d compatible displays and I noticed, unless i'm missing something, the 27inch version of a lot of monitors is several hundred dollars more then the 23 or 24 inch version but that's basically it.

Some examples!

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54802&vpn=VG236H&manufacture=ASUS

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=65348&vpn=VG278H&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1315


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=982704&srkey=S23A950D

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=982723&srkey=S27A950D

Those are the only 2 I can find ATM. and the Sammy ones are only 150 off. But it brings me to an interesting question. Do you think 27 inch monitors are worth the extra 150 - 300 more you're going to spend than a 23 or 24 inch one of nearly the same quality?

Also, people say 27 inch monitors make the pixels too big. Is this just crazy talk? Are these people crazy?
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well i'm running a 25'' asus VEQ and the pixels are a bit too big for my taste.........imho 23'' is dead max for 1080p gaming
    
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post #3 of 11
As apposed to getting a LCD TV that is most likely the same price and bigger with the same resolution...? Get a TV..it has more outputs.
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post #4 of 11
Maybe for 1080p, a 27inch would be too big pixel wise.

I have a 27inch 1200p and find it perfect. Worth it to me.
    
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post #5 of 11
It makes gaming a much more immersive experience, yes. It's certainly a nicer experience to game on a 27" over 23" (for most people anyways, a few exceptions). Worth it? Depends.

The VG278H is not a particularly great monitor unless you want proper 3D on a 27". Otherwise the samsungs are superior in most aspects. (If you have ATI / AMD, you can also save some money and go with a S27a750d. Same thing, but without DVI. Only DP. On the 23" range, same thing, but the s23a700d is also another option, this time with only DVI. Still otherwise the same thing wink.gif )
The VG236H and samsung models are both decent.

As for pixel density. Yes, there is a difference, but I wouldn't say that the pixels are "too big". They're just bigger, not providing as sharp of an image as the 23", but it's still far from bad. I wouldn't worry about it.
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post #6 of 11
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would this be a solid choice if I was into 3d gaming and such aswell? <--this was in reply to Vlasov_581 post. Forgot to quote!

aslo right now I have a 19 inch acer with resolution of 1440 x 900 and I don't think the pixels are too big at all. Would a 1920 x 1080 at 27 have considerably bigger pixels than this? I did some very amateur brain math and I think they would be pretty close to the same size.
Edited by NameMakingSux - 2/19/12 at 7:35pm
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I have the best monitor money can buy (well that is arguable but you get the idea) and it is worth every single penny.

What I mean is, SPEND THE MONEY you will not regret it.
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What monitor do you have Diablosucks? ps. you name is blasphemy!


And De-Zant, I do want the best 3d experience I can get, but i'm sure i'll be doing more 2d gaming even on that, and of course browsing and everything, so aside from the quality of the 3d experience everything else is fairly important too. What monitor(s) of the 27 inch range would be the best of both worlds? I'm thinking I won't give myself a budget for this item.
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Do you really want 3D? Why not get a real monitor: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2711-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B0039648BO

Or better yet: http://www.amazon.com/HP-ZR30w-30-inch-S-IPS-Monitor/dp/B003RBNMJA/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329710160&sr=1-5

1080p 27" monitors are silly in my opinion. Just get a TV if you don't care about pixel density. You can get better, cheaper TVs than monitors in that price range/size anyways. If you want quality and high density, get a 2560 pixel wide monitor.
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And De-Zant, I do want the best 3d experience I can get, but i'm sure i'll be doing more 2d gaming even on that, and of course browsing and everything, so aside from the quality of the 3d experience everything else is fairly important too. What monitor(s) of the 27 inch range would be the best of both worlds? I'm thinking I won't give myself a budget for this item.

The VG278H (if you get one without major BLB) is decent at this. The reason the samsungs would be any lesser for 3D is because nvidia 3D vision does not support them. You can achieve compatability using third party methods, but it's a little lackluster and a pain from all that we've seen. You can probably google instructions on this up. Since I can't see what GPU you have, I can't give more specific info.
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