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Monitor
01-10-2012, 06:31 PM,
#1
Monitor
I am looking for a new monitor probably in the 27 inch range it would be used for gaming and watching tv shows ect on the internet. My budget is around 300 dollars. I am just wondering is 27 inch too big and also is there a big difference in between 1920x1080 and 1920x1200. What monitors would you recommend and is there any info I am missing or overlooking?
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01-11-2012, 11:40 AM,
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RE: Monitor
If you are going to watch movies, don't get a 1920x1200 the extra space wont justify the much higher price and movies are better on a 16x9 vs a 16x10. The only difference is the vertical pixels, which comes in handy when scrolling through long pages of text. 27 is huge for a desktop monitor, if you are 3 feet or closer, I don't recommend it. for a 27 inch 1080p monitor, I'd get this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824236091.

If you want LED to soften the electricity bills then get this,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824001481
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01-11-2012, 03:52 PM,
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RE: Monitor
Believe it or not, there's actually a huge difference between 1920x1080 and 1920x1200. 1920x1200 is far superior, hands down. The 120 extra lines may not sound like much, but it's actually better for everything.
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01-11-2012, 03:59 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2012, 03:59 PM by MathieuB.)
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RE: Monitor
(01-11-2012, 03:52 PM)Brian Wrote: Believe it or not, there's actually a huge difference between 1920x1080 and 1920x1200. 1920x1200 is far superior, hands down. The 120 extra lines may not sound like much, but it's actually better for everything.

Not everything.

1920 x 1080 = 2.07 Millions Pixels
1920 x 1200 = 2.30 Millions Pixels

That's approximately 11% more pixels for the video card to render. In other words, your FPS will be a notch lower on a 1920 x 1200 monitor vs a 1920 x 1080 one.

Not a huge difference, but still, my point is that a 1920 x 1200 monitor is not better for everything. Tongue
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01-11-2012, 11:45 PM,
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RE: Monitor
After thinking about it and doing more research I am leaning toward a monitor in the 24 inch range and with 1920X1080 resolution. Do LED back light monitors have any disadvantages? Are there any specific monitors you recommend in the $200 range?
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01-12-2012, 12:05 AM,
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RE: Monitor
I think the biggest different in LED vs CCFLs ETC. is the energy consumption. Some claim LED has better blacks and whites, but honestly I have an LED monitor, LED TV, and a non LED TV and There is no noticeable difference in contrast. I have the U231hm, its a really good IPS 1080p LED monitor for around $240 though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824236121
This is probably one of the best monitors you can get for $200.
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