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post #1 of 12
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I currently have two U2412m's and really enjoy them. However, I recently downsized my desk, and they take up more room than I would like. I posted them on Craigslist and have gotten a couple offers - between the money from the monitors and selling the stand they're mounted on, I could afford to buy a used U2711 (or new if on sale). If you all had to pick one configuration, what would it be and why (if you pick other, could say why? biggrin.gif)?
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post #2 of 12
What do you use your PC for? I'd go for larger screen/higher res but I mainly game, also 1.5GB Vram is a bit low to go over 1080p since you play BF3.
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post #3 of 12
U2711. Maybe use FXAA is there's a vram issue?
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by dubldwn View Post

U2711. Maybe use FXAA is there's a vram issue?

I have to run FXAA and disable desktop composition to stay below 1.5GB at 1920x1200, it's not really an issue, just that you'll prolly be turning some settings down further than expected to avoid maxing the VRAM - something to be aware of.
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post #5 of 12
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What do you use your PC for? I'd go for larger screen/higher res but I mainly game, also 1.5GB Vram is a bit low to go over 1080p since you play BF3.

I used to game quite a bit, but have become quite busy with school and associated activities. I don't play games much - only the occasional round of LoL. I do however plan on playing some GW2, although I have heard the GPU requirements shouldn't be TOO taxing. This is, however, one thing that is holding me back from the U2711, although I could probably upgrade to a 3GB 7950 or 7970 in a few months.

I also do a lot of my work by hooking up my Macbook Pro to a monitor via VGA cable. When I do that, my second U2412m becomes kind of useless, so having the larger workspace of u2711 would definitely be nice.
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post #6 of 12
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I used to game quite a bit, but have become quite busy with school and associated activities. I don't play games much - only the occasional round of LoL. I do however plan on playing some GW2, although I have heard the GPU requirements shouldn't be TOO taxing. This is, however, one thing that is holding me back from the U2711, although I could probably upgrade to a 3GB 7950 or 7970 in a few months.
I also do a lot of my work by hooking up my Macbook Pro to a monitor via VGA cable. When I do that, my second U2412m becomes kind of useless, so having the larger workspace of u2711 would definitely be nice.

When I'm not gaming I've got use to being able to spread stuff out over 2 monitors and not having to Atl-Tab to bring stuff to the front. I don't use a laptop though, If I could only use one monitor I'd want more pixels/bigger screen. I have seriously considered moving up but the fact that a monitor upgrade would lead to a GPU upgrade is stopping me also.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Darren9 View Post

When I'm not gaming I've got use to being able to spread stuff out over 2 monitors and not having to Atl-Tab to bring stuff to the front. I don't use a laptop though, If I could only use one monitor I'd want more pixels/bigger screen. I have seriously considered moving up but the fact that a monitor upgrade would lead to a GPU upgrade is stopping me also.

I hear that. I often spread stuff across the two monitors when I'm working on reports or projects on my desktop. Do you know how much additional workspace a U2711 has compared to a U2412m? I was thinking that with the higher resolution I could lay two pages next two each other and still have enough space to work comfortable on the primary document.
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post #8 of 12
If us use your MBP, then it would make sense to have one large screen. You could essentially fit two desktops at the 1440p resolution (don't quote me on that). I would just go with one big monitor, but that's just my opinion. That and SIPS vs HIPS I think.
     
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zzari View Post

I hear that. I often spread stuff across the two monitors when I'm working on reports or projects on my desktop. Do you know how much additional workspace a U2711 has compared to a U2412m? I was thinking that with the higher resolution I could lay two pages next two each other and still have enough space to work comfortable on the primary document.

The black is what you'll gain, however the U2711 has a lower pixel pitch so everything will be slightly smaller. Horizontally you'll need to reduce the window size by around 1/3 to have two the same size compared to full width on the U2412m.

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