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The market is saturated with cheap 23" 1080 monitors right now. I know most of them are TN and they suck. But, I am tempted to buy three of them for $450 and do a surround setup. I kind of think that 23" is too small for that resolution. I'm thinking 25 or 27 would be more appropriate. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 28
I think its fine for 1920X1080 personally. Really happy with mine.
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23" is fine for 1080p.

Although, for $450, you're encroaching on 42" LCD TV that might be something better to consider.
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23 is perfectly fine for 1080p. It's about the same pixel density (roughly) as my old 19" at 1440x900.
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23" is fine for 1080p.

Although, for $450, you're encroaching on 42" LCD TV that might be something better to consider.
If what this man is saying is true... I'd go for the 42" LCD TV. Hooking up my laptop to either my own 37" or the 42" always brings up the urge to hang one against the wall for my computer instead of my current main screen. Everything is just so big on it.
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my 23" monitors do 2048x1152. And I love them
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post
23" is fine for 1080p.

Although, for $450, you're encroaching on 42" LCD TV that might be something better to consider.
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Originally Posted by MasterFire View Post
If what this man is saying is true... I'd go for the 42" LCD TV. Hooking up my laptop to either my own 37" or the 42" always brings up the urge to hang one against the wall for my computer instead of my current main screen. Everything is just so big on it.
The problem with that solution is you still have the same FOV as you would with a single 23" computer monitor (or any sized monitor). The benefit of having "Surround" or "Eyefinity" is that extra FOV, which is basically more peripheral vision. I'd take 23" in Surround / Eyefinity over a single 42" display anyway. Just me though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
The problem with that solution is you still have the same FOV as you would with a single 23" computer monitor (or any sized monitor). The benefit of having "Surround" or "Eyefinity" is that extra FOV, which is basically more peripheral vision. I'd take 23" in Surround / Eyefinity over a single 42" display anyway. Just me though.
I know.

But I personally wouldn't. It was simply to make a suggestion
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
The problem with that solution is you still have the same FOV as you would with a single 23" computer monitor (or any sized monitor). The benefit of having "Surround" or "Eyefinity" is that extra FOV, which is basically more peripheral vision. I'd take 23" in Surround / Eyefinity over a single 42" display anyway. Just me though.
Ditto. A big TV is nice and all but I'd take 3 1080P monitors in Eyefinity over that. Also my 23" is great for 1080, but every monitor you get will eventually seem "small"
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Thanks for all your comments. I really want to do an Nvidia 3 screen surround setup. But I am used to having a 37'' HDTV screen right now with 1366x768. It's really big for a monitor but the resolution is low. Although I think it looks pretty good.
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