Originally Posted by gsv883
A 1080p image showing on a 27" monitor would show slight blurring (obviously, because it gets STRETCHED), try this, take a 720p image and stretch it to 1080p (as some would do with their wallpapers) then tell me the picture quality is only "slightly" worse, it would pixelate. And the thing about moving back "just a little" from your monitor is an understatement IMHO, most probably you will be sitting 2-3 feet away from your computer which WILL make you notice the PQ difference, try using a 27" (2560x1440) monitor and sit it right next to a 27" (1920x1080) monitor and see if you ever touch that 27" 1080p again. moving back just a little to eliminate the pixelation would require you to sit 4-7 feet away from your computer, who would want to do that? might as well just buy 23-inchers, or even a 24" for 1920x1200, 25" is an odd size which I have not yet experienced. Also, take note that running games on 2560x1440 will tax your GPU, by how much I don't know, but enough for you to see slow-downs on graphically intense portions of games.
I have owned the samsung s27a950d and the dell u2711, both are great monitors by the way, and, to be honest, you can't compare these monitors, aside from the screen size, nothing else is the same about them, one is TN the other is IPS (blah blah blah, yada yada, there are a lot of 120hz vs IPS threads out there), one is geared more for gaming (samsung) because of the response times which makes games run with fluidity, one is for photo editors who want color accuracy (dell) and have sharp and crisp images . At the end of the day, it's all down to preferrence. Mine happens to be getting a big enough monitor which supports the highest resolution possible (i can't stomach paying $600 only to get 1080p when I can pay less than 1/3 to get the same resolution). Skyrim looks awesome by the way, super picturesque (especially if you have them texture packs from skyrim nexus).
The only reason i'm getting one of the korean monitors is because: 1) The Dell is a power-hungry monster, sucking close to 170w of power off the wall; 2) I hate the Aggressive Anti-Glare Coating; 3) the Korean monitor has a response time of 6ms; 4) During long periods of use I feel as if my face is sitting a foot away from a toaster (in short, the dell produces tons of heat); and BEST OF ALL 5) The Shimian would only damage me $300.
So, what you have to ask yourself is: "What do I want?"
1) If you want games to run fluid then go for 120hz.
2) If you want eye-candy, sharp, crispy, "halleluya" images then go for 2560x1440.
Ask people who have owned or at least used both, not only those who have used either (which makes their opinions biased), and you will soon find out that the opinion is still split, again, because of preference, I must admit the fluidity of 120hz monitors is awesome, no screen tearing - AT ALL, however, I'm willing to sacrifice a little bit of screen tearing (which does not bother me as much as others here) for great images and the option of just staring at an awesome photograph I just took of a heavenly landscape.
as far as color reproduction is concerned, my samsung's was around 80% (conservative estimate) as accurate as my dell (now owned by my friend, you have served me well partner!).
If you're willing to wait, 120hz IPS Monitors will be coming out, you get the best of both worlds, ALTHOUGH, I don't know how much they'll cost, nor do I have a decent estimate.