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Hi there,
I am seriously looking for a LCD monitor for my computer so that I can do office stuffs (mainly for using office applications and graphics) that won't strain my eyes. Please help me.
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I find that LCDs strain my eyes way less than books even. CRTs are bad, but I've never had eye strain with an LCD. In order to minimize eye strain with an LCD, all you have to do is turn down the brightness, most all LCD models have brightness adjustment.
    
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Get a 30" monitor....
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In my experience the thing that causes eye strain is the refresh rate: by default it seems to be 60Hz. At a certain resolution the refresh won't go any higher than 60 in which case I would say set the monitor back several feet (and increase system font size if necessary). I finally moved back my two monitors both running at 1900x1200 and it has helped quite a bit.
 
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Get a 30" monitor....
so you're saying smaller text and more light strains your eyes less?
...the stupidity of the human race never ceases to amaze me.


Most straining thing with LCD monitors is the backlight and any temporal dithering (basically really fast flickering between 2 colours on a 6bit panel to fake 8bit colour, uses in most TN panels)

as long as the backlight isn't flickering and you have the brightness adjusted to a reasonable amount the backlight should be much of a problem.
either get a VA panel or IPS panel so they don't use temporal dithering (either the new BenQ LED VA monitors or the dell ultrasharps would get my recommendations)
and then you have to consider the the pixel pitch, if its too low text will be small and hard to read thus straining your eyes, if its too high then things may be blurry.

final thing to consider is glare, if you have a lot of glare on your screen your eye will be flicking back and forth between the reflection in the screen and the actual image, therefore you want to minimise the amount of glare.


TL;DR version
lower brightness
get rid of glare
not too low pixel pitch
8 bit panel
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so you're saying smaller text and more light strains your eyes less?
...the stupidity of the human race never ceases to amaze me.
First of all, look at who you're talking to. Moderators on OCN are people who KNOW what they're talking about. Least off offending people will get you nowhere. Second of all you DO know that just because it's 30" doesnt mean it has to have a resolution of 2560x1600. Sort out your attitude if you want to stick around long.
    
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so you're saying smaller text and more light strains your eyes less?
...the stupidity of the human race never ceases to amaze me.
Right, because one person = the entire human race.

Your colossal ignorance astounds me.
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i think led monitors strain my eyes less then lcds because led light seems more natural to me so i think this monitor would be good http://www.austin.net.au/ProductList...0/Default.aspx
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Originally Posted by kyle-reece View Post
so you're saying smaller text and more light strains your eyes less?
...the stupidity of the human race never ceases to amaze me.


Most straining thing with LCD monitors is the backlight and any temporal dithering (basically really fast flickering between 2 colours on a 6bit panel to fake 8bit colour, uses in most TN panels)

as long as the backlight isn't flickering and you have the brightness adjusted to a reasonable amount the backlight should be much of a problem.
either get a VA panel or IPS panel so they don't use temporal dithering (either the new BenQ LED VA monitors or the dell ultrasharps would get my recommendations)
and then you have to consider the the pixel pitch, if its too low text will be small and hard to read thus straining your eyes, if its too high then things may be blurry.

final thing to consider is glare, if you have a lot of glare on your screen your eye will be flicking back and forth between the reflection in the screen and the actual image, therefore you want to minimise the amount of glare.


TL;DR version
lower brightness
get rid of glare
not too low pixel pitch
8 bit panel

First of all....... that's Ducky........


Second of all, I use 30 inch monitors. As long as you're running windows 7 dpi adjusted to 150 percent coupled with the fantastic zooming functions in ass MS office products and firefox (nosquint rocks) completely negates the smallish pixel pitch. Second of all, all 30 inch monitors are IPS panels.... 8 bit... not dithering.

Third of all, brightness alone isn't that important, what matters is contrast between your monitors and the environment. Ideally you want both your room and your monitors at about 120 cd/m2 with a gamma of 2.2 , and a color temp of around 6500k or slightly warmer(daylight).

And again just to revisit your comment on 30 inch monitors. If you're doing any kind of office work with MS office their applications are fully dpi aware. That means that even zoomed, you still have a lot smoother and sharper text on the higher rez monitor which can seriously reduce eyestrain.
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If you aren't bothered about accurate colors, try out http://stereopsis.com/flux/ - it changes the screens' white balance to match artificial lighting. It makes the monitor much more comfortable to use at night and gives it a lot less 'glare'.
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