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I will say this. I am 42 years old and have not so great eye sight. Playing games on my 1440P is awesome. Everything is sharp. But while using the computer to surf the internet or look at documents etc its very hard to see. I have to wear glasses and really focus to see things clearly. On my nephews 27 inch 1080P monitor surfing the web and other stuff is crystal clear and I have no problem seeing and that is without glasses. Games don't quite look as sharp but its still awesome looking.
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

Cutting the crap and getting right to the point.....

Every display has a chance of having issues at launch, and even after, really all things do. The problem with buying a display online is that they are fairly fragile, and the rough ride in shipping isn't healthy. Frankly, if you can buy from Amazon get the Acer XB270HU - if you get a bad panel you can send it back and they will send you another, Amazon is good that way.

Now, given you need a display to last as long as you do, I further recommend (out of all the displays out there) the Acer. 1080P is fading fast, and 1440P just offers so much more for gaming! Obviously IPS over TN, and dear God G-Sync is something to behold!


"1080p fading fast" No it's not, I'll it admit it is nicer for gaming but it cost more to game at 1440p. Plus I've heard many say like the guy above not being clear or just tougher to use for daily tasks, which I'm sure probably just needs tweaking. 4k is the future in a few years not 1440p.
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Originally Posted by falcon26 View Post

...But while using the computer to surf the internet or look at documents etc its very hard to see.

You can zoom any webpage with ctrl-mouse wheel. You can easily make your preferable zoom ratio persistent in any browser.

You can zoom windows controls as well. I have ridiculous 200% zoom on 27" 1440p monitor. That is in old and trusty win 7. There are very few programs that don't play well this game (e.g. steam) but I don't use them 99.9% of the time anyway. In the same venue, 150% zoom on 1080p monitor is not a bad idea either.
Edited by Tegiri Nenashi - 5/20/15 at 5:02pm
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May be a bit late and i haven't exactly been reading all the comments. But i'm here to share my thoughts on 1080p vs 1440p as i also had to make this choice a while ago.

1080p pro's:

-Cheaper display
-Cheaper hardware to push the resolution
-Cheaper when it comes to power consumption
-Requires less space in your setup

1440p pro's:

-Higher reso = more surface to work/game with. In some cases this can be beneficial.

That's pretty much it.
From what i have been studying, the only benefit of 1440P would be the higher resolution.
However, taking Resolution divided by Screen size in inch, you end up with a Pixels per Inch value. Which is essentially what people are aiming for when they say: "1440p is sharper then 1080p"

1440p @ 27 inch = ~109 PPI
1080p @ 21.5 inch = 102,5 PPI

The difference is so small, in theory you wouldn't even notice it.
I myself got a 1080p 21,5 inch IPS monitor and placed it next to my brothers Dell Ultrasharp U2714H and i can tell you that we were both amazed by how little difference there was.
The one thing that the 1440p panel has over the 1080p panel was that it gives you this: "wow" effect because of it's size. And after about 2 minutes of gameplay that "wow" is gone because all you're doing then is focussing on the game itself. Like watching a football match on an old CRT vs a brand new UHD led panel. You won't even notice it once you are really into whatever it is you're doing.
I ended up saving myself lots of money on a second GPU, a new PSU and a screen.

TL;DR

1440 adds nothing but surface at a high cost / performance loss.
Save yourself the money, get the 1080p panel at a low resolution to experience a better PPI and wait for 4k to become mainstream and a single <300 GPU is able to push 60 fps on it.

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Originally Posted by unseen0 View Post

May be a bit late and i haven't exactly been reading all the comments. But i'm here to share my thoughts on 1080p vs 1440p as i also had to make this choice a while ago.

1080p pro's:

-Cheaper display
-Cheaper hardware to push the resolution
-Cheaper when it comes to power consumption
-Requires less space in your setup

1440p pro's:

-Higher reso = more surface to work/game with. In some cases this can be beneficial.

That's pretty much it.
From what i have been studying, the only benefit of 1440P would be the higher resolution.
However, taking Resolution divided by Screen size in inch, you end up with a Pixels per Inch value. Which is essentially what people are aiming for when they say: "1440p is sharper then 1080p"

1440p @ 27 inch = ~109 PPI
1080p @ 21.5 inch = 102,5 PPI

The difference is so small, in theory you wouldn't even notice it.
I myself got a 1080p 21,5 inch IPS monitor and placed it next to my brothers Dell Ultrasharp U2714H and i can tell you that we were both amazed by how little difference there was.
The one thing that the 1440p panel has over the 1080p panel was that it gives you this: "wow" effect because of it's size. And after about 2 minutes of gameplay that "wow" is gone because all you're doing then is focussing on the game itself. Like watching a football match on an old CRT vs a brand new UHD led panel. You won't even notice it once you are really into whatever it is you're doing.
I ended up saving myself lots of money on a second GPU, a new PSU and a screen.

TL;DR

1440 adds nothing but surface at a high cost / performance loss.
Save yourself the money, get the 1080p panel at a low resolution to experience a better PPI and wait for 4k to become mainstream and a single <300 GPU is able to push 60 fps on it.

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I myself had a 21,5 and switched to 27" 1440p not long ago. The old screen looks like a toy compared to the new one. I genuinely don't know how you can say there's little difference. I can fit 4 pages of a word document on the screen at the same time when I write stuff, this is just priceless. When it comes to gaming, I can just sit back in my armchair instead of being glued to my desk playing on the small ass 21.5 inch.
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From what i have been studying, the only benefit of 1440P would be the higher resolution.
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It's like saying the only difference between a 50m flat and 80m flat is the size. of course the resolution is the difference, what else ?!
Edited by Klocek001 - 5/20/15 at 11:52pm
post #106 of 278
I found the performance hit quite big going to 1440. Tbh 1080 looks as good on 24" as 1440 does on 27". It depends on what you want, I prefer 24 for gaming because I found 27" much harder to stare at for long sessions.

Also if you have a gpu with less than 3gb, it won't be enough to run 1440 in some games and it will crawl.
Edited by NasherUK - 5/21/15 at 3:33am
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I myself had a 21,5 and switched to 27" 1440p not long ago. The old screen looks like a toy compared to the new one. I genuinely don't know how you can say there's little difference. I can fit 4 pages of a word document on the screen at the same time when I write stuff, this is just priceless. When it comes to gaming, I can just sit back in my armchair instead of being glued to my desk playing on the small ass 21.5 inch.
?
It's like saying the only difference between a 50m flat and 80m flat is the size. of course the resolution is the difference, what else ?!

I elaborated on that point because people automatically assume that a higher resolution equals a sharper image, which isn't true.
The benefit of it is, as i explained is the more workspace.
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Originally Posted by unseen0 View Post

May be a bit late and i haven't exactly been reading all the comments. But i'm here to share my thoughts on 1080p vs 1440p as i also had to make this choice a while ago.

1080p pro's:

-Cheaper display
-Cheaper hardware to push the resolution
-Cheaper when it comes to power consumption
-Requires less space in your setup

1440p pro's:

-Higher reso = more surface to work/game with. In some cases this can be beneficial.

That's pretty much it.
From what i have been studying, the only benefit of 1440P would be the higher resolution.
However, taking Resolution divided by Screen size in inch, you end up with a Pixels per Inch value. Which is essentially what people are aiming for when they say: "1440p is sharper then 1080p"

1440p @ 27 inch = ~109 PPI
1080p @ 21.5 inch = 102,5 PPI

The difference is so small, in theory you wouldn't even notice it.
I myself got a 1080p 21,5 inch IPS monitor and placed it next to my brothers Dell Ultrasharp U2714H and i can tell you that we were both amazed by how little difference there was.
The one thing that the 1440p panel has over the 1080p panel was that it gives you this: "wow" effect because of it's size. And after about 2 minutes of gameplay that "wow" is gone because all you're doing then is focussing on the game itself. Like watching a football match on an old CRT vs a brand new UHD led panel. You won't even notice it once you are really into whatever it is you're doing.
I ended up saving myself lots of money on a second GPU, a new PSU and a screen.

TL;DR

1440 adds nothing but surface at a high cost / performance loss.
Save yourself the money, get the 1080p panel at a low resolution to experience a better PPI and wait for 4k to become mainstream and a single <300 GPU is able to push 60 fps on it.

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21.5" is not the norm for 1080p. The 'typical' 1080p display is 24", and the ppi for that is 91.8. Furthermore, 21.5" is pathetically small for most users today to get the full immersive feel in gaming. Its is underwhelming to say the least. Even 24" is becoming small nowadays. We even have many 27" 1080p owners (still have one in another PC) and the PPI for that is 81.6. But its nowhere near a preference to my 1440p displays. I've gone through the whole gamut of display sizes, resolutions since my 15" some 18 years ago.

27" 1440p is what the majority of users here own and the vast majority of them are happy with that size, PPI and performance. Of course a minority will have views otherwise, but they are a minority.
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"1080p fading fast" No it's not, I'll it admit it is nicer for gaming but it cost more to game at 1440p.
Yes, it 'cost more' to game at 1440p but no more than it was @1080p 5 years ago. If budget was my concern and I had a gtx 660 I'd probably stick to 1080p too. But all that does not apply to the huge numbers of people who have faster GPUs.. and to them 1440p is a viable option.. as the number of 1440p threads here perfectly shows. The cost of a decent 1440p today is little different than a good 1080p 5 years ago. I should also say the cost of a decent GPU to run it is similarly reasonable nowadays.
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Plus I've heard many say like the guy above not being clear or just tougher to use for daily tasks, which I'm sure probably just needs tweaking.
The poster you refer to does not mention anything about DPI adjustments in the OS. Sounds like he just plugged it in on its defaults.. which would be consistent with what he is saying. But with a 10-15% DPI bump, problem solved.
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4k is the future in a few years not 1440p.
Yep, but here we are today and 1440p is majority preference (here and now).
Edited by blued - 5/21/15 at 10:57am
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21.5" is not the norm for 1080p. The 'typical' 1080p display is 24", and the ppi for that is 91.8. Furthermore, 21.5" is pathetically small for most users today to get the full immersive feel in gaming. Its is underwhelming to say the least. Even 24" is becoming small nowadays. We even have many 27" 1080p owners (still have one in another PC) and the PPI for that is 81.6. But its nowhere near a preference to my 1440p displays. I've gone through the whole gamut of display sizes, resolutions since my 15" some 18 years ago.

27" 1440p is what the majority of users here own and the vast majority of them are happy with that size, PPI and performance. Of course a minority will have views otherwise, but they are a minority.

24" on 1080p is standard yes, but that doesn't mean you have to get a 24" one. Instead, getting the smaller 21,5" one will give a better image overall.
So your whole debate on PPI does not apply there.
You mention fully immersive feel. As i explained, that immersive feel of a 27 inch monitor becomes nothing when you are really into whatever it is you are doing.
When i play a game, i get so into it, it's like reading a book, i don't care if the pages are big, small, yellow, white or whatever. All i do is focus on the game itself. Therefor in my experience, that argument holds no ground either.

We can go on about this for hours, but to me, the investment in 1440p is completely and utterly useless. I do not need more workspace, thus it's a bad investment. 4K is where i will be saving towards. To each his own.
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