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And are they worth the price difference in your opinion or no? You have to have a pretty powerful graphics card to handle one of those babies right atleast if you expect to max out at that resolution. Also, is it pointless to own a 2560 x 1600 monitor other than gaming? I mean if you watch a movie on it, its just up-scaling a 1080p movie right?
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2560x1600 offers a lot more of working space so its very useful for pepole that have multiple windows open at the same time and gaming at that res is great (if you have enough gpu horsepower that is )
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Well what's the point of a 1080p monitor when you can just get a 1024x768 monitor for $5 off of craigslist?
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Well what's the point of a 1080p monitor when you can just get a 1024x768 monitor for $5 off of craigslist?
I don't agree with that comparison.

But 5 bucks for any monitor is a great deal if the monitor isn't broken.
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Its twice the resolution.
Nearly twice the pixels.

For gaming its sweet as hell.
For more real estate its sweet as hell.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Well what's the point of a 1080p monitor when you can just get a 1024x768 monitor for $5 off of craigslist?

lol.
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i use it for trading stocks.
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IT'S BIGGER!

Bigger is always better, Nuf said!!

Though standard def dvds look pants though!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
I don't agree with that comparison.

But 5 bucks for any monitor is a great deal if the monitor isn't broken.
Want some CRT's? Bring a truck and I'll load the back of it up. CRT's are all over the curb on garbage day. Not worth anything anymore really unless they are a sought after model or something. I've got 7-8 of them from 15"-21" randomly stashed around the house. The point he was making, is a 1080p is to 1024x768, sort of like 2560x1600 is to 1080p. Get it?
     
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You also have to consider 2560 x 1440 monitors, as they are pretty close to each other. They give a hell of a lot more screen real estate (obviously), but 98% (If not all) monitors that are 2560 x * are IPS Panels, which provide far superior colour depth and accuracy, and are aimed towards Professional photo editing and such because of this.

That is also why the response time is high compared to other monitors, as they are made for a purpose where response time isn't favourable over colour accuracy.
    
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post #10 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
I don't agree with that comparison.

But 5 bucks for any monitor is a great deal if the monitor isn't broken.
2560x1600 is 1.97x the resolution of 1920x1080. And that is 1.97x the resolution of 1366*768.

You don't have to agree with it, but it's still pretty accurate
Edited by Manyak - 2/9/11 at 5:16am
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