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Originally Posted by andrews2547;12803832 
12,000,000:1 :O I didn't know those existed yet lol or was that a typo.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/16/benq-debuts-gl-series-of-lcds-with-12-000-000-1-dynamic-contrast/

...and as we all know, manufacturer's stated contrast ratios mean nothing. with no standardized testing criteria those numbers carry zero weight.
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Originally Posted by royo;12799892 
I'd like to know what benefits I would see by moving up to a 23" from a 21.5" monitor. Will the text be easier to read, or worse? Also, any other improvements or drawbacks?

I have both. No, I wouldn't upgrade just for the sake of size alone. If you want to buy an IPS monitor, then you might as well buy the 23".
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Originally Posted by Dom-inator;12799956 
text will probably be easier to read, but if you game, you want maximum pixel density/smaller pixels so i'd say stick to the 21.5 inch.

Text size is fine on my 21.5 inch.

Unless they're sitting side by side (mine are in seperate rooms) you can't tell the difference in text size. Remember. 23" is only a 7% size increase over 21.5. 7% is meaningless.
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Originally Posted by Porter_;12803679 
1920x1080 on 21.5"? jesus i wouldn't be able to read what i'm typing right now tongue.gif
if you can read text just fine on your current monitor then stick with it, no need to upgrade. if you're wanting a larger screen then take vinton13's advice above and spend your money on a more significant upgrade of 24"+.

Sure you would. See above. Text at 21.5 inch 1080p is great. And I sit quite a ways from my monitor.

I have a 19" 1680 x 1050 display you guys should see.. That thing is hard to read with.
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Originally Posted by Porter_;12803880 
http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/16/benq-debuts-gl-series-of-lcds-with-12-000-000-1-dynamic-contrast/

...and as we all know, manufacturer's stated contrast ratios mean nothing. with no standardized testing criteria those numbers carry zero weight.

And as we all know, it's also mathematically impossible to achieve these levels of contrast. Can't believe these manufacturers get away with this crap.
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Text size is fine on my 21.5 inch.

yeah same here, i don't know what people are complaining about.
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Pixel Density > Screen Size.
I feel that a smaller 1080p screen seems to look better than a larger one.
Within reason of course.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;12806002 
Pixel Density > Screen Size.
I feel that a smaller 1080p screen seems to look better than a larger one.
Within reason of course.

Yeah, to an extent, but I didn't notice any pixellation moving up to 23". I would be hesitant to move on up to the 27" 1080p displays though.

OTOH There is a point where things are just too small. My 19" ASUS 1680 x 1050 for example.
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