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Originally Posted by Dire Squirrel View Post

More real estate, yes. But smoother? No. Not for any of the applications that you mentioned anyway.

The only thing, currently, that really benefits from the higher refresh rate, is games.

TV / movies = 24 -30 fps (48 for The Hobbit). So unless you want 3D 60Hz is more than enough.
General computing = anywhere from 1 and up. Most of the time the mouse is the only thing moving at any real speed. And you really have to go nuts with that thing to push it above 50 fps. So once again 60Hz is more than enough.

As for real estate. Not everyone needs it. I think it's awesome, but for many people it would not even be a positive thing. The higher resolution means that things will look smaller than on a similar size screen at a lower resolution. And in this case he will be going from a significantly smaller monitor, the new one will also have to be placed further away. For many people, that combination will make normal size text impossible to read.

And good luck finding a 27" 1440p @ 120Hz monitor. You can have 2 of the 3 but not all. 120Hz is the domain of 1080p TN displays. 1440p is IPS. To get a 120Hz IPS display at the moment, you have to overclock it.

Yes, general computing is smoother. It may be of minor consequence to most people, but I definitely like the smoother mouse movement at 120Hz in general computing use.

When I said TV/Movies is 'smoother' I meant that frame tearing is very much reduced and it looks quite a bit smoother as a result.

I don't understand people who have problems reading text? I sit at least 3 feet away from this monitor and can still easily read anything on screen. Maybe people just need new contacts/glasses?

The 27" 1440p 120Hz PLS panels are some of the cheapest on the market...and it takes 5 minutes to overclock it, with all of the instructions spelled out for you.
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120hz definitely looks smoother in general windows browsing. There is a lot less ghosting with the mouse, and everything just sort of flows. It's definitely a big difference in general browsing. Especially if you're moving windows around a lot, or minimizing/maximizing a lot. I bought my monitor after using a 120hz not knowing it was a 120hz monitor at the time. I could never go back.

As far as the Korean monitors go, just check out any of the owner's clubs, or watch a few videos with them. There's definitely plenty without dead pixels.

I've seen dead pixels on $1500 monitors. I guess they're all bad too.
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post #13 of 18
Short answer - No, it's not worth it buying a 1080p 27" monitor. I did that and returned it and got a Qnix and I'm much happier with it than I was with the 27" 1080p one.

For all the reasons stated already in this thread. Icons will be larger and not clear (to me they weren't clear, ymmv) and cost is about the same if not less in some cases. When it comes to monitors/TVs, its better to go larger and be surprised than smaller and be disappointed.
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I am going to say that I would not recommend it, the pixel pitch is just too large.

I don't even like 24" 1080p monitors really, I prefer 21.5" for that resolution. Incidentally, 27" 1440p is very close to the same, slightlybbette, and offers a whole lot of benefits...

For example, while GPU power needs are increased, this is mostly offset by the fact that anything more than FXAA/SMAA is unnecessary. I have a number of each 1080p, 1200p, 1440p, and 1600p panels and I simply don't see any benefit from running the more intensive AA at the higher resolution.
Also, for text, you can always magnify it. This gives you whatever text size you want, more usable space, and greatly improved in game visual fidelity.


I would recommend searching for a display with an AH-IPS panel, as I have found them to be superior to the previous IPS variants in every way, as well as PLS.
   
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I think it depends on your eye sight. I had a 27 inch 2560x1440 monitor. My eye sight sucks. So on games everything was cool, but on webpages I couldn't see crap. And on top of that if you want to play the latest games on high settings you better have some serious hardware to back that up at such a high res. I went to a 27 inch Samsung 1080P AMVA panel. And while things are quite as sharp, I can see it clear as day and I can run all the latest games at high settings without a single slow down. I'd say look at the Samsung 750P. Its AMVA and can do 75HZ without any special overclocking just right out of the box. And its pretty clear and nice and sharp text wise.

totally agree with you!

Teens who don't care about their eyesight at a later can carry on reading what looks light the small print on a form too me biggrin.gif

And yeah the ruddy hardware you need is costing an arm and a leg = 2560x1440


My 32 at 1080P is great for me, and its a decent panel
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You guys know that there is perfectly viable options to make the windows UI readable on a 1440p monitor? I mean there is DPI, font size and text unit width. There are many ultrabooks that have 13.3" and 11.6" 1080p screens and overall they have a higher PPI than 1440p 27" screens but are still made readable by these settings.

The cost of GPU hardware is a valid point though.

EDIT: you could also resize even the windows object size in the registry(or grab a software that does for you if you don't like the registry)

EDIT2: Also you could apply this logic to every smartphone in existance as they all have 4 to 5 times the PPI as a 1440p monitor. You just have to adjust it to your eyes and keep the quality. thumb.gif
Edited by Spartan F8 - 8/8/13 at 12:24pm
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Yeah if you have poor eyesight (like I do) or just don't want to risk straining your eyes just give the windows DPI a little bump. If you go too high it can look weird/break some UI stuff but a little bump can really help. I set my DPI up from 100% to 103-105% (can't remember exactly what and am away from my rig) and it was just enough to keep my eyes from straining. The default DPI was legible but was definitely causing my eyes to work more than they needed to and the increase was small enough to not look out of place in Windows UI.
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Yeah if you have poor eyesight (like I do) or just don't want to risk straining your eyes just give the windows DPI a little bump. If you go too high it can look weird/break some UI stuff but a little bump can really help. I set my DPI up from 100% to 103-105% (can't remember exactly what and am away from my rig) and it was just enough to keep my eyes from straining. The default DPI was legible but was definitely causing my eyes to work more than they needed to and the increase was small enough to not look out of place in Windows UI.

This is where modifying object size comes in to play and is why i mentioned. I agree that excessive resizing of text can throw off the UI of windows(mainly because windows UI is just limited at the user level). This takes manipulation of the UI. I know many wont want to do that but there is software that makes it easy to do.

Push comes to shove get a monitor in accordance to your preference but understand there is definitely ways around the high "PPI".
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