Sure...1440p LG panels are not perfect. Far from it. So? Are you bashing the resolution or the panel? Cause most 27" 1080p downers are not about the panel or BenQ as a manufacturer.
1080p is not useless - far from it. Just a desktop monitor that is meant to be close to you, should have proper pixel pitch which means proper resolution.
Whoever says 1080p > 1440p, and is simply just gaming. I get it. You don't need the "real estate"...for most casual gamers, a 1440p monitor is nothing more than 1.6 extra MP to burden their GPU(s). I would not buy a 1440p just for that.
Whoever uses a TV for a monitor and is OK working 6-7ft (2m+) or further back from it, more power to him. Again, size ≠ available real estate / pixel count. If it is absolute contrast your are after, expensive TV sets rock...word processing and emailing/browsing should work fine...so? The fact that you like oranges more than apples, doesn't contribute anything to an apple vs apple talk. (no pun).
I don't know of a single person that has sat to actually work on CG creation programs and switch between a 27" 1080p and a finer pixel pitch monitor (either smaller 1080-1200p or 27" 1440p) and would pick the 27" 1080p.
I believe it is hilarious that the industry will soon start pushing 4K TVs, threads go bananas for all these people not being able to bare 60Hz while gaming and at the same time so many people cannot get over 1080p - even 2-3 ft away from a 27"...if you need to be 3in away to see pixelation with 27" 1080p , plz change your glasses. No kidding.
As expected, a 16:9 1080p 27" monitor, having almost 80% less pixels than a 27" 1440p, has 1.8 times the pixel size....we are not splitting hairs here...(yes, that's how much bigger the area of the red box is from the area of the orange in this image - it is to scale of the real thing)
Personally I find FSAA on such monitors mostly goes to waste, so even gaming @ them is gimped and graphics don't look their best.
Do 27" 1080p sell like hot cakes? Maybe. So do V6 Ford Mustangs in the US. Don't make a thread claiming its a sporty car, even if in your mind you bought it as such.Edited by pcfoo - 3/25/13 at 9:51am