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Should I Upgrade my 20" Monitor to a 24"?

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I've been feeling like a need of change on my desktop recently, and I just recently used a friend's 23" Samsung monitor, and it was beautiful. So it got me thinking about getting a new monitor.

20" seemed ok when I first built my computer, but now, it seems tiny compared to my friend's 23". I really appreciated how much more screen space there was on his 23" and how I could finally put a chrome window and a word window next to each other with a decent amount of space between them. It really was great for multitasking.

So would it be worth it to upgrade to a 23" or 24" from my current 20". I'm really itching to buy a new monitor after using my friend's.
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post #2 of 13
Still too small. Get the biggest one you can afford.

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This is what you should get.
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post #4 of 13
Or try to find a used 120hz, trust me you will love it!!
post #5 of 13
Or new if you can Afford it.

What are you going to be using it for mainly?
post #6 of 13
Your friends was likely a 1080p monitor. Your current is a 1600x900 monitor. Your screen estate doesn't change with the size of the monitor, only with resolution.

I'd consider 24" the edge of 1080p for normal viewing distance. When I got my 24" monitor I could definitely start to see the pixelation.
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For 24", which is the smallest I will go, you need to have at least 1080p, ideally 1200p. I don't know your budget, but I would recommend getting a Korean 27" 2560x1440 monitor; you will get much more screen space, and they are generally less than $400. The Dell, Samsung, HP, etc. equivalents are usually around $680-800. If you have money to throw into the air, and a system that can keep up, then the 30" Dell and HP monitors are great; 2560x1600.

Then again, those are over $1000.

There are always the 4K 30" monitors; starting at the competitive price of $35,000.
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post #8 of 13
I would shoot for a 27" from Monoprice or Micorcenter.
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Originally Posted by makesithappen View Post

Still too small. Get the biggest one you can afford.

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My budget is really small, at $220 tops. 24" seems to be the best I can afford.
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Or new if you can Afford it.

What are you going to be using it for mainly?

Oh boy that seems to expensive for me lol. I'm mainly gonna be gaming.
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Your friends was likely a 1080p monitor. Your current is a 1600x900 monitor. Your screen estate doesn't change with the size of the monitor, only with resolution.

I'd consider 24" the edge of 1080p for normal viewing distance. When I got my 24" monitor I could definitely start to see the pixelation.

Oh wow, then I misunderstood. But ya, he was running 1080P and there was pixelation. Current monitor doesn't have any, but I can deal with pixelation.
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For 24", which is the smallest I will go, you need to have at least 1080p, ideally 1200p. I don't know your budget, but I would recommend getting a Korean 27" 2560x1440 monitor; you will get much more screen space, and they are generally less than $400. The Dell, Samsung, HP, etc. equivalents are usually around $680-800. If you have money to throw into the air, and a system that can keep up, then the 30" Dell and HP monitors are great; 2560x1600.

Then again, those are over $1000.

There are always the 4K 30" monitors; starting at the competitive price of $35,000.

I saw the Korean 24" monitors on eBay and they costed around $300. A little too expensive. Also, I find 27" to be a little bit too big for me to handle.


So in short, budget is under $220-250. Mainly gonna use it for gaming and schoolwork, maybe the occasional movie.
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post #10 of 13
Hop on CL, you might find a desent 120hz round 200 dollars. There are great for gaming and movies. Hell 3d if you wanna.
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