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Hey guys,

Currently I use a 22" + 15" screen for my rig. I love having dual screens but I've been using a 27" screen at work and love it. I'm thinking of upgrading to a 27" so that I'll use a 27" and 22" together.

I don't want to spend much.. so I'm looking at one of these:
http://www.ebuyer.com/368393-acer-v273hlobmid-27-led-lcd-hdmi-monitor-et-hv3he-001

I don't need anything special like low input lag or 120hz. Price is my main concern but there are a few other options here:
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pricelow&store=5&cat=12&filtersubcat=3805&limit=10&page=1

I notice they are all 1920 x 1080, but there is a 1920x1200 for just under 200gbp which I could stretch to.

Are there any features or specs I should be focused on?

Thanks smile.gif
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post #2 of 16
If you're going 27" it better be 2560x1440 or there really isn't a point IMO...
 
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post #3 of 16
You can always get a korean monitor for some more money with 27" and better resolution.
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Thanks guys, you may be right about the resolution so I will look into the Korean monitors - though they may be out of my price range.

Edit: Wow, I can get them for <200gbp.. Now that's seriously tempting. Would my graphics card be able to handle it though?
Edited by Killhouse - 9/25/12 at 2:40am
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post #5 of 16
I've got a 27" Samsung S27A950D - while you said no 120hz, I can tell you the 1920x1080 res is not at all bad. Even when Borderlands 2 is 60fps, the game looks great. Coming from 24" eyefinity, this screen is awesome.
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Thanks crackerssss. I'm mostly concerned with non-gaming performance, I do a lot of coding so the high resolution would help with that. I will certainly consider the lower res monitors but it seems I can get the Korean monitors for the same price.

Just dont know if my monitor will handle 2560x1440 resolution. I do some gaming, so I don't want to drop below 60fps at that resolution.
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post #7 of 16
If you're going to consider the koreans, I recommend you read a bit about them. There are slightly different models with various model names and different sellers as well. It's not exactly the same as buying an ASUS or a Samsung screen. Just my 2cents.gif
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Thanks crackerssss. I'm mostly concerned with non-gaming performance, I do a lot of coding so the high resolution would help with that. I will certainly consider the lower res monitors but it seems I can get the Korean monitors for the same price.
Just dont know if my monitor will handle 2560x1440 resolution. I do some gaming, so I don't want to drop below 60fps at that resolution.

I have the Achieva Shimian Lite edition and its my first "expensive" monitor never spent more then $25 on a monitor prior to this and let me tell you its AMAZING lol i bought it from green-sum on ebay. He has 0 negative reviews or atleast had none when I ordered from him. I didnt order the perfect one and still got it perfect. No scratches no dust no dead pixels no backlight bleed its perfect. I highly recommend. Honestly thinking about surprising my wife with one just cause I feel like everyone deserves such a nice monitor. My 2cents.gif
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post #9 of 16
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202gbp for a 27" cat leap. My 4870 has 2x Dual-DVI ports (though I don't expect gaming performance to be amazing tongue.gif).

<15 dead pixels and no "serious" light bleeding. I could probably live with that...
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post #10 of 16
Pretty much no matter what monitor you get you gpu won't be great for gaming...I vote for more real estate.
 
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