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Will my image look noticeably worse going from 21.5 to 27?

post #1 of 14
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Hey guys. I've got a 21.5" Asus LED monitor. I use this for playing BF3 and Skyrim at 1920x1080. I was thinking of grabbing a nice Asus 27" but it still only does 1920x1080 and the 2560x1440s are just wayyy too expensive. I know that "technically" stretching 1080 across a 27 isn't as good as a 21.5. But my question is will it actually be noticeable? I mean are we talking a significant decrease in quality or minimal at best? Thanks!
post #2 of 14
Not an expert, but I think it depends. Will you be sitting as close to your 21.5" as you will with your 27"? If you're sitting further back you may not notice a difference
post #3 of 14
Well PPI will be smaller but if the Screen is higher quality it should look better. You have have to sit a bit further. Stuff will look bigger.
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post #4 of 14
Your pixel density will get worse but like ming said, it really depends on how close you are. If you plan on moving it back, you will notice less of a difference. Its personal preference, I noticed it going from 23in to 27in but I got used to it and Im sure you will too. Now I wouldnt go back from 27 to 23in.
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post

Not an expert, but I think it depends. Will you be sitting as close to your 21.5" as you will with your 27"? If you're sitting further back you may not notice a difference

I guess I technically could make a conscious habit to sit a little farther back but its the typical desk to chair range
post #6 of 14
Depends on the displays a bit as mentioned, but IMO no it's not really that big of a difference.
I have a 21.5" at work (blah lol), 24" at home, and another 27" all same res - no discrepancies in image quality as far as I'm concerned.
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post #7 of 14
Your Current screen has 102.5 PPI, The 27 will have 81.5 PPI, 2560x1440 27 has 108.5. Yeah its a big drop in PPI.
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I have no issues with image quality on my S27A950D, all depends on the monitor quality and the viewing distance. If it's not in your face you will be fine smile.gif
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post #9 of 14
I recently went from a 24" 1920x1200 screen to a 32" 1920x1080 tv screen and honestly I have not noticed any difference in image quality. I sit about 3 feet from the monitor.
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post #10 of 14
I went from a 22" to a 24" because of this. I could not move a 27" back so I decided on the 24" for better quality.
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