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I've had a monitor for a little over 2 years and it works great, never had any problems with it. If I remember correctly its 22 inches with a max res of 1680x1050. I play games quite a bit, and I'm quite picky when it comes to jagged edges. I've been wondering if I should get a new monitor just for the purpose of having a higher resolution. I wondered if 2560x1600 would be a good choice, but the only ones I've seen are $900+. I prefer 16:10 I think, so if I would get a new one it seems like it would be 1920x1200, unless there's another 16:10 res in between those too. I also might be getting a new video card soon as my 5770 can be limiting. So my question would be, is paying a good chunk of money for a new monitor just for the purpose of having a higher resolution worth it at the moment?
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I came from a 22" 1680x1050 and moved to a 25.5 1920x1200, it changed my life.

World of difference, at least for me.
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Originally Posted by mastical View Post
I came from a 22" 1680x1050 and moved to a 25.5 1920x1200, it changed my life.

World of difference, at least for me.
same here but finding a 1920x1200 is rare right now in most stores.

I had to buy one from the presentation shelves but no dead pixel and it was being in good hand as I see . And it cost a lot because of the connection etc that came with it wich they had the same without component connexion.
    
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If you want the higher res just for games Im not sure it would be worth it. However it is very nice to have a high res when browsing the web or working with spreadsheets.
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Originally Posted by col musstard View Post
If you want the higher res just for games Im not sure it would be worth it. However it is very nice to have a high res when browsing the web or working with spreadsheets.
Ya its just about improving image quality for games right now, I'm perfectly fine with browsing the web as it is.
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If you have the same amount of pixels covering a larger screen, doesn't the quality decrease?

I'd like to go from 23" to 25, or even 27, but wouldn't it look like garbage in comparison?
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
If you have the same amount of pixels covering a larger screen, doesn't the quality decrease?

I'd like to go from 23" to 25, or even 27, but wouldn't it look like garbage in comparison?
I'd also be getting a larger resolution.
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post #8 of 11
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I'd also be getting a larger resolution.
How so?

23" 1920 x 1080 and 27" 1920 x 1080

Isn't that the same number of pixels covering a different amount of area?
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
How so?

23" 1920 x 1080 and 27" 1920 x 1080

Isn't that the same number of pixels covering a different amount of area?
I have a 22'' 1680x1050 monitor, I would be changing to a 24''+ 1920x1200 monitor probably if I were to get one.
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Make sure you have a good graphics card too.
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