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Over the period of next 20 - 30 days i plan to get upgrade my monitor setup. But im torn between getting one 1440p IPS with 120Hz+ and Gsync or two 1080p screens; one for gaming, one for normal usage and work (design, web design and so on...).

Currently i have Acer G247HL (VA) and some old LG TV-Monitor which started working after 2 years of not turning on biggrin.gif.

I'm not smart anymore on what should i decide.
If i go 1440p, that would be upcoming ViewSonic's XG2703-GS (in EU). I'm pretty sure i don't want anything else. PG279Q is too expensive and XB271HU wasn't pulled here from the stores to be fixed. I know that at the end of the year are coming new models from Acer, but i don't feel like paying more for Tobii-eye which i wont ever use.

If i go 2x 1080p screens, then... I'm thinking about ViewSonic's VP2468 or Dell's U2417H for work and normal desktop usage. For gaming i would go with upcoming Samsung's C24FG70 if it won't cost too much and if the curved panel wont bother me too much. Other option is XB241H from Acer, but TwoCabels and others here had a lot of
negative things to say about it. Also, there are no 1080p 144Hz TN's with thin bezels? That Acer has very big
bezels.

What else should i take into consideration (for both options)?

If i go with 1080p option i can buy the IPS now and wait a little longer for something better than what's
what's currently available for gaming.

Also, what is better for productivity, one 1440p or two 1080p's?
I love the double monitor setup ofc, but there is always that difference in color and in Hz (60Hz vs 144Hz) between two
different monitors.

Suggestions?
Edited by xg4m3 - 9/29/16 at 8:34am
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Stay away from 1080p. It's a bad resolution for your eyes, way too blocky and blurry. I would go for 1440p with a strong single GPU.
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For your main display, buy the nice 2K 120+Hz monitor and then just buy a cheapo sub $100 dollar 24inch monitor as your side monitor.

I have been using multi-monitor (3 of them) for the last 7 or so years. My main display has always been a much much better monitor than my two secondary side monitors. I just use them for off-work or if I want something up on the side but never needed them to be GREAT quality or 2K or anything over 60Hz, but I definitely needed them and wont ever go back to single monitor setup
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what about a 1080p ultrawide? best of both worlds.

other then that i would go with one nice 27" 1440p monitor with what ever sync you can use. been thinking of getting one my self but i am liking my 40" tv i have been using. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by vallonen View Post

Stay away from 1080p. It's a bad resolution for your eyes, way too blocky and blurry. I would go for 1440p with a strong single GPU.

I've never used 1440p so for now 1080p doesnt bother me biggrin.gif

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For your main display, buy the nice 2K 120+Hz monitor and then just buy a cheapo sub $100 dollar 24inch monitor as your side monitor.

I have been using multi-monitor (3 of them) for the last 7 or so years. My main display has always been a much much better monitor than my two secondary side monitors. I just use them for off-work or if I want something up on the side but never needed them to be GREAT quality or 2K or anything over 60Hz, but I definitely needed them and wont ever go back to single monitor setup

On my table i have place for one 27" or two 24" monitors side by side. Ok, i can fit 27 and 24 if i rotate the 24 one to one side.

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what about a 1080p ultrawide? best of both worlds.

other then that i would go with one nice 27" 1440p monitor with what ever sync you can use. been thinking of getting one my self but i am liking my 40" tv i have been using. tongue.gif

I'm not a fan of 1080p ultrawide frown.gif I dont trust that resoultion for games, so i'd rather go with single 27" or two 24".


So for now is 2(3) - 0 in favor of 1440p and one ultrawide suggestion.
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Would you have better room if your used a 2monitor stand that just attached to your desk? I use a 3 monitor stand, there would be no way for me to put 3 monitors WITH bases on my desk, but with the stand it frees up all that lower room and my left monitor is almost completely hanging off the desk, but it all looks nice since they are all baseless and "floating" all at the same height.
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Maybe, but do i lose the option to rotate screens with it? Thats very important to me for when i watch movies from the bed biggrin.gif I will look into it if its not too expensive. Thanks.
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The best think once can do with two monitors that I've seen is placing one 27" 1440p high refresh directly in front of you on the desk and then a 34" 21:9 directly above it with a slight tilt. I can't remember where I saw it (pretty sure it was ocn) but should look like this, only the top one is ultrawide 21:9.
Awesome for games and movies.

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Always go with one monitor. and the most badass graphic card. Nvidia Titan X Pascal and the biggest 144hz 1440p screen you can get. never go SLI and dual monitor setup. just never.

Core i7 CPU
Nvidia Titan X Pascal
big ass 1440p 144Hz monitor "your brand"
16 or 32 gigs of DDR4 memory "i7 CPU's supports Quad DDR4 so go for it"

Thats it.. you are set for the next 5 years wink.gif
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I'm fond of dual monitors, priceless for work and entertainment.
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