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24 Inch vs 26 Inch Need Help In Choosing

post #1 of 16
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I'm going to get a new rig built and eventually get Sli 8800 GTXs and wondering which of these two monitors are better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009089 24 Inch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009101 26 Inch

The difference in cost between the two are only $70, so would it be better for me to get the 26 inch?

Model
Brand Acer
Model AL2616Wd
Cabinet Color Silver
Display
Screen Size 26"
Widescreen Yes
Display Type WUXGA
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1200
Recommended Resolution 1920 x 1200
Viewing Angle 178°(H) / 178°(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.286mm
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 800:1
Response Time 5ms (GTG)

Model
Brand Acer
Model AL2423Wdr
Cabinet Color Silver/Black
Display
Panel Active Matrix, TFT LCD
Screen Size 24"
Widescreen Yes
Display Type WUXGA
Recommended Resolution 1920 x 1200
Viewing Angle 178°(H) / 178°(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.27mm
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Response Time 6ms GTG
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post #2 of 16
I would go with the 24 because of the lower pixel pitch and the higher contrast, however, it does have a longer response time, though I cant see it making any difference. Overall I think the 24 inch is the better buy... save the $70 and put it towards something else.

EDIT: Just in case you didnt know, the lower the pixel pitch the sharper the image.
post #3 of 16
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Alright then I'll be taking the 24 inch.
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post #4 of 16
24 inch rims are to small go with 30 inchers
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post #5 of 16
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I wish. Maybe when 30 inchers go down to the $700ish I'll be getting one. But $1300 is quite a steep price. =/
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post #6 of 16
Your about to spend 700ish on a moniter and you wont spend an extra 10% to get an extra 17ish% more screen area?
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post #7 of 16
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Well I was thinking the exact same thing, but was wondering if the difference in picture quality would be worth the 2 inches or not.
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post #8 of 16
I guess thats a personal choice, if you ask me i don't think the picture quality would be that drastically different, and of course the size isnt that drastically different.......If saving the money would help you get the 8800's much quicker, you might go that route. If not, I think the 26" would be sweet.....
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post #9 of 16
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Does anyone know if the picture quality difference will be noticeably different between the two monitors? Or is it something that can only be noticed after staring at the screen for 5 hours straight?
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post #10 of 16
The difference in picture quality is barely going to be noticeable. I would get the twenty six inch monitor. If you are going to be keeping this monitor for a while I would go with the one that is slightly bigger.
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