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Hey guys, I have a chance to buy a dell 27" monitor, but I don't know exactly what model it is, It could be a newer 1440 display, or a 1200 display, its at good price, and if its a 1440, i'm gonna grab it.

but, if its a 1200 27", is that worth upgrading from a 22" 1080? ( no idea on refresh rate )

I'm more concerned about pixel density than screen size, sure its better for movies, but i loose clarity of text, and everything generally is not as sharp.
And the work I do requires sharp detail ( i so wish they made a 1440 22" monitor ) and most 22" 1080 monitors are around 100ppi ( pixels per inch ) and the ppi of a 27" 1200 seems to be 83ppi.

I have on occasion hooked my old laptop to a 32" 1080p tv, which again, from a tv-to-couch distance, looked fine, but for being in your face at a desk, I would never use it, much too blurry for reading text and such.

NOTE: using a GTX 580, watercooled and OC'ed to 950mhz

So, what are yalls opinions of 27" 1200x1920 monitor?

( I will find out the exact model when I go see it, but if a 27" 1200p is not worth it, I need to know)
Edited by Jixr - 4/18/12 at 11:18am
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IMO, as a user of a 27'' monitor, it's the perfect physical size. Any bigger and the sides go into peripheral vision. PPI is obviously larger on a 1920x1200 27 than a 1080p 22''', but it's really not a problem. You can always move the monitor back if you really need to, and a large monitor farther back is more easy to focus on than a small monitor up close.

The comparison to a 23'' 1080p TV doesn't mean much. For one, the 27'' will be an IPS or PVA panel (if you indeed get a 1200//1440). All I can say is that going from a 22'' TN panel to a professional 27'' panel is an astounding upgrade. I basically did the same thing, and it was just an amazing upgrade. The best part of the PVA panel (IPS is the same) in my Dell 27'' is that you can turn the brightness down very low and get a screen more like a sheet of paper than a washed out dim TN screen, which is great for text/coding work.

If you require sharp detail, I'd say go jump on the Korean 27'' 1440 bandwagon, but regardless moving to a better panel will help with any image/video work. When I first did some web design on my 2707, I used a light shade of green on the background, and found that other people's TN panels were just displaying near white :/ Color reproduction is really is much more accurate.
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Yeah, I may just snatch it, basically, I can get it dirt cheap, as in, less than a new 21" 1080 monitor cheap, which is the only reason why i'm going after it. ( I would love a 1440, but can't justify the prices )

and let me correct your mistake in your reply,
i think you got the ppi of the two monitors mixed, the 22" will have better ppi than the 27 ( if its a 1200 ) greater ppi = more sharp.

Well, the work I do is cad work, and really, most 2d cad software uses standard colors ( red, blue, green, cyan, etc ) so color accuracy is not a top feature i'm looking for.

But I do have a big wide desk, So I could as you say move the monitor back as far as possible, and right now, i'm about 1.5' away from my face to my monitor.

Also, if i end up getting it, i'm gonna peel the anti glare of it, i've learned cheaper monitors look tons better and clearer when the AG film is remvoed ( made a night and day difference in my Asus 22" ) and will soon be doing it to another monitor. ( i find the film makes the screen look grainy, but I also love glossy monitors )

edit: but I suppose at the less than dirt cheap price I can get it for, I might as well grab it and compare it to some 2 other monitor I have, and worse case, try to resell it and I should be able to break even if I decide its too grainy.
Edited by Jixr - 4/18/12 at 11:58am
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