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A 24",26" or 28", which one should i buy?

post #1 of 12
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I know absolutely nothing about monitors, what are good brands what contrast ratios are etc...

I was thinking of getting that new 24" dell truecolour for £210 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MO-029-DE

or

samsung...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...or%20-%20Black

or the hanns 28"

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...or%20-%20Black


ANy other suggestions would be nice.

My reason for upgrading is my 32" tv is not too nice for gaming as of the low resolution. However, one cannot beat gaming on a large screen. SO im thinking that maybe a 24" would be too small and i would loose the 'atmosphere'. However, with a 28" will i have jaggies in my games. So may be 26" but thats a bit expensive... ARGH help?

Will give +REP to anyone with a half decent opinion or suggestion
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post #2 of 12
24" are best in my mind.

And studies show if your working with multiple windows, your more productive on 24" and less going down to 22" and up to 28".

I have 2 24 and i love them. Had a 28, but didnt like it so sold and got 2 24s.

Your choice though.

Also for gaming. I find a 24" amazing. Games run beautifully on 1900x1200 and no, its not small
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Don't get a Dell, first off.

Second, 22-25'' is the optimal size for a monitor. Anything larger means two things. One, you have excess money to waste on a giant monitor, or two, you work for Pixar.
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I got the KDS 26" from the egg for just a tad over $300. Last I looked, it was $309 shipped for the holidays
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005114

We just bought one of these, and it's set to arrive later this week.

Great deal IMO.
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Don't get a Dell, first off.

Second, 22-25'' is the optimal size for a monitor. Anything larger means two things. One, you have excess money to waste on a giant monitor, or two, you work for Pixar.
What's wrong with Dell monitors? I think they have amazing picture. And they're usually priced very reasonably.
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Yeah thanks for the newegg links but they dont ship to the UK. Do they?

I dont actually know what 24 inches looks like but it seems like a lot lost compared to 32 inch
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Yeah thanks for the newegg links but they dont ship to the UK. Do they?

I dont actually know what 24 inches looks like but it seems like a lot lost compared to 32 inch
For a computer, 24 inches is big enough. Anything larger is going to have the same resolution, unless you pay quite a bit more, and therefore will just look bigger rather than you gaining any space.
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Originally Posted by BiG O View Post
What's wrong with Dell monitors? I think they have amazing picture. And they're usually priced very reasonably.
The more expensive one's are pretty good, but the cheaper ones they ship with their computers.... Not so great.
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
The more expensive one's are pretty good, but the cheaper ones they ship with their computers.... Not so great.
The one he picked doesn't ship with computers, so by your reasoning, it's fine.
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