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Dell U2711H vs 3 x Dell U2311H vs 2 x Dell U2410

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Hoping for some opinions on either triple Dell U2311H for eyefinity or Dell U2711H with two U2211H's in portrait for website viewing or dual Dell U2410.

The price for the U2311H's in eyefinity would set me back around $770. The price for the U2711H setup would set me back around $1265. And the price of the U2410 setup would go for around $985.

My original plan was to go for the triple U2311H in eyefinity, however I always read threads about how eyefinity isnt that great, and a good single monitor is the way to go. So I would like some of your opinions, and thoughts on the subject. A few friends have said to just go for the U2311's. Cost is not a major issue, since after doing a few co-op terms with large energy based companies I will have alot of money saved up for a new rig.

Thanks in advance for any help.
post #2 of 20
I just went through the same back and forth and ultimately ended up pulling the trigger on the U3011. I might revisit Eyefinity when bezels shrink to an acceptable size, but for now I'm happy with my choice.
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If I had the balls, I would get 3 U2711s. I'm not serious enough of a gamer to justify it though. It only makes sense to get the biggest monitor you are comfortable with.

If you are used to a 23" as your main monitor then go for the 23"ers. Personally I've been using a 25" for about 3 years and would never go smaller, even if I had an eyefinity setup. Whatever you're doing outside of gaming would obviously mostly be done on the middle, or main screen.

I've seen some people that do the 30" middle screen in landscape, and a couple 23" (I think) in portrait on the sides. I think that option looks pretty cool, but I don't know how games would support it. That would be my ideal setup as you get the best of both worlds; an eyefinity setup with a large main screen.
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post #4 of 20
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I don't think im a serious enough of a gamer either, I just like getting the best that I can. I have used a 24" TN 1920x1080 monitor as my main for a while and it seems fairly large. If I dropped down to 23" I don't think it would be too bad. Also the resolution doesn't bother me as much as it does to other people. Also if I had eyefinity, I feel it would help alot in school work such as browsing, writing reports, and doing hw with multiple pdf's and websites open.

I had considered getting a 30" middle screen in landscape and 2 22/23" monitors in portrait, however its ridiculously expensive for the 30". If it was around 1100, I would consider it, however at 1400 on sale I cant justify it. Also eyefinity wouldn't be able to support it, theres no support for PLP at the moment, I just would like the side monitors for extra tasks.
post #5 of 20
Absolutely go for the Dell u2711, Its one awesome screen wink.gif
post #6 of 20
Two 24" 1920x1200 monitors is the way to go. I am using a Samsung 2493HM and a Dell 2405WFP and it's awesome. I love being able to view two full page documents on each screen. With Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader (my first hand experience) you can view full 8.5x11" sheets side by side.
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dual monitor setups are a definite no-go, the bezel in the middle is really awkward. I would go for the 27" for sure biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by jy360;12445740 
dual monitor setups are a definite no-go, the bezel in the middle is really awkward. I would go for the 27" for sure biggrin.gif

Well he doesn't have to GAME on the 2 monitors. He can do stuff in windows with 2 monitors but only game on one of them.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;12445761 
Well he doesn't have to GAME on the 2 monitors. He can do stuff in windows with 2 monitors but only game on one of them.

yeah I know that, I still find it really irritating. I had dual monitor a while back and ditched it because of the awkwardness of it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jy360;12445814 
yeah I know that, I still find it really irritating. I had dual monitor a while back and ditched it because of the awkwardness of it

You should aling the monitors so that one is directly in front of you and the other is to the side. Not so that the bezel is directly in front of you...
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