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Most eye-friendly 27-30" monitor for a lot of text reading under £325/€400/$500

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July 28, 2013 1:35:16 AM

Hi,

I'm looking for a new 27-30" monitor and I'd welcome your advice and recommendation. I spend most of my time (8-16 hours a day) in front of a monitor so I'd like to go with one that is real easy on eyes when reading (and typing) lots of text. I made my own research and what I've got so far is:
- to avoid both glossy and anti-glare screens and go with regular matte ones,
- VA will probably be the best choice, IPS can have blurry text,
- higher refresh rate is better.

I don't need it for games, video, graphic design or anything else, so response times, precise colors etc. don't matter. Just office work that includes lots and lots of reading.

Also, as long as it has VESA, it doesn't matter how well it's adjustable.

I prefer monitors that allow to go really low with brigthness, although of course that can mean something different for everyone and I don't know whether it's possible to find this in technical details. If I'm not mistaken, the cd/m2 value is about the maximum brightness and doesn't tell much about the minimum (unless of course the higher the maximum, the higher the minimum).

Could you please recommend models that cause the least possible eye strain when reading text? Feel free to recommend more models as it's possible not all of them will be sold in my country.

These are most of the VA panels which I could choose from (all model names link to their technical specs):

Acer V276HLbmdp
Acer V275HLAbid
AOC m2752Vh
AOC e2752V
AOC m2752Pqu
BenQ EW2730
BenQ GW2750HE
BenQ GW2750HM
BenQ GW2760HM
BenQ GW2760HS
iiyama ProLite XB2780HSU
LG Flatron M2933D
Philips 273E3QHSB
Philips Brilliance 271P4QPJKEB
Samsung S27C750PS

Thank you very much in advance.

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July 28, 2013 3:21:10 AM

MTB125 said:
Hi,

I'm looking for a new 27-30" monitor and I'd welcome your advice and recommendation. I spend most of my time (8-16 hours a day) in front of a monitor so I'd like to go with one that is real easy on eyes when reading (and typing) lots of text. I made my own research and what I've got so far is:
- to avoid both glossy and anti-glare screens and go with regular matte ones,
- VA will probably be the best choice, IPS can have blurry text,
- higher refresh rate is better.

I don't need it for games, video, graphic design or anything else, so response times, precise colors etc. don't matter. Just office work that includes lots and lots of reading.

Also, as long as it has VESA, it doesn't matter how well it's adjustable.

I prefer monitors that allow to go really low with brigthness, although of course that can mean something different for everyone and I don't know whether it's possible to find this in technical details. If I'm not mistaken, the cd/m2 value is about the maximum brightness and doesn't tell much about the minimum (unless of course the higher the maximum, the higher the minimum).

Could you please recommend models that cause the least possible eye strain when reading text? Feel free to recommend more models as it's possible not all of them will be sold in my country.

These are most of the VA panels which I could choose from (all model names link to their technical specs):

Acer V276HLbmdp
Acer V275HLAbid
AOC m2752Vh
AOC e2752V
AOC m2752Pqu
BenQ EW2730
BenQ GW2750HE
BenQ GW2750HM
BenQ GW2760HM
BenQ GW2760HS
iiyama ProLite XB2780HSU
LG Flatron M2933D
Philips 273E3QHSB
Philips Brilliance 271P4QPJKEB
Samsung S27C750PS

Thank you very much in advance.


For better text you need higher resolution ... you are looking at full HD only , you should look at 2560x1440 27 inch monitors.

where do you live ?
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July 28, 2013 3:42:19 AM

Thanks for the resolution tip, didn't realize that. Unfortunately all of the panels I posted use 1920x1080. In fact, I can't find a single VA monitor with higher resolution, only IPS and PLS ones.

I live in the Czech Republic.
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July 28, 2013 3:58:45 AM

MTB125 said:
Thanks for the resolution tip, didn't realize that. Unfortunately all of the panels I posted use 1920x1080. In fact, I can't find a single VA monitor with higher resolution, only IPS and PLS ones.

I live in the Czech Republic.


How about this one :) 

BENQ BL2710PT

http://www.benq.com/product/monitor/bl2710pt/

specs :) 

http://www.benq.com/product/monitor/bl2710pt/specificat...

Edit : found it for 540 Euro including 20% taxes (482 euros without taxes)

http://xitra24.de/eshop.php?action=article_detail&rid=g...
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July 28, 2013 5:43:08 AM

Thank you, but €540 is kind of a lot. Was really hoping to get under €400. Now that I think of it, is higher resolution really better for eyes? Everything gets smaller. Apple is obsessed with huge resolutions and when I saw iPhone 5, the text (specifically names of apps in the main menu) was a little hard to read.
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July 28, 2013 5:46:31 AM

MTB125 said:
Thank you, but €540 is kind of a lot. Was really hoping to get under €400. Now that I think of it, is higher resolution really better for eyes? Everything gets smaller. Apple is obsessed with huge resolutions and when I saw iPhone 5, the text (specifically names of apps in the main menu) was a little hard to read.


more DPI means CLEAR TEXT ... dont worry about the size you can change the font size in windows as you like.

get this monitor :)  you will never regret it :) 

it has also 1 billion colors .. it is wonderfull for both colors and text and high resolution , what do you want more :) 

and yes more resolution means more clear text and images.
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July 28, 2013 9:49:21 AM

SNA3 said:
what do you want more :) 


A better price :D 
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July 28, 2013 10:13:02 AM

MTB125 said:
SNA3 said:
what do you want more :) 


A better price :D 


lol

well , thn choose any full HD VA LCD , be sure it is 8 bit for 16m colors ...

I never used cheap VA so I cant tell.

and I like IPS more but is not for you :) 

Dell has one check it out

Dell S2440L

from your list , I like the Samsung.

be sure anything you choose has wide viewing 178/178
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July 28, 2013 1:35:19 PM

Thank you. May I ask why do you think IPS is not for me? :) 
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July 28, 2013 7:24:25 PM

MTB125 said:
Thank you. May I ask why do you think IPS is not for me? :) 


lol :) 

you wanted VA :) 
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July 29, 2013 2:47:26 AM

I only read that VA panels are better for text clarity but it seems IPS panels are just as good if not better. An AH-IPS Dell UltraSharp U2713HM panel is currently in my focus.
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July 29, 2013 3:28:42 AM

MTB125 said:
I only read that VA panels are better for text clarity but it seems IPS panels are just as good if not better. An AH-IPS Dell UltraSharp U2713HM panel is currently in my focus.



Thats a very good monitor .

what made you change your mind so fast about text on IPS ?

I never bought VA btw .. I love IPS...
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