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So I currently have a 21.5 inch 1920x1080 monitor, and I was wondering if it's worth it to upgrade to a 27 inch 1920x1200 monitor. How do the two compare? will the extra 120 height pixels and few more inches be worth it, especially in gaming?

thanks.

this is what I was looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...hanns%20g%2027
Edited by kyle7412 - 3/29/11 at 8:29pm
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I went from a 22" to my current 27.5". Can't say I miss the 22" one bit, you won't be disappointed. Gaming is great on the large screen. Go for it!
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how about 2x23inchs like me. or are you set on one monitor. once you use dual screens you cant go back to a single screen.

but if you just want one screen then one 27inch would be great. Is it 1080P or higher res.
    
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how about 2x23inchs like me. or are you set on one monitor. once you use dual screens you cant go back to a single screen.

but if you just want one screen then one 27inch would be great. Is it 1080P or higher res.
I respectfully disagree man.. Dual monitors are nice don't get me wrong but a single 27 is much better when it comes to gaming or movies. I had a dual screen setup at one point and I've since moved on.
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I went from a 22" to my current 27.5". Can't say I miss the 22" one bit, you won't be disappointed. Gaming is great on the large screen. Go for it!
haha, your monitor is exactly what I was looking at. how do you like it? I heard the stand was wobbly but how is the color/picture quality?
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Bigger is better, but don't overdo it. 32" at 1080p isn't the same as 27" in 1200p. Even going from a 20" to 23" was a breathe of fresh air. This is my next upgrade, I hope it's what I expect it to be.
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haha, your monitor is exactly what I was looking at. how do you like it? I heard the stand was wobbly but how is the color/picture quality?
I love it. It's a great monitor for the price.. Nothing of it's size can compare for the $. The stand is fine actually and I wouldn't worry about it to much. Color/quality is great after some settings changed. I wall mounted mine recently but have since moved on to a 37" and I'm about to sell the monitor. I would recommend it to anyone, anyday, everyday. I'll miss mine when I sell it.
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I went from a 19" to a 22" to a 25.5" (all standard TN panels) and then back to a 24" IPS display. The 25.5" was just too big for normal viewing at my typical distance. I would play games and need to look around the screen to see everything. Colors were washed out as the pixel density was rather poor. A 24" seems to be the ideal size for me sitting at my desk and the IPS panel is miles ahead of any TN panels I have ever used. Personally, I would recommend getting a nice 24" over a meh 27".
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post #9 of 10
1080p/1200p looks like ass, even more so on a TN panel. The extra size isn't going to make a difference, save your money.
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post #10 of 10
I just got back from the store and that 27" is freakin huge compared to my 3 21.5".
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