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I'm looking to purchase a 27" monitor for movies, general browsing, and light gaming. My budget maxes out around $300...I might be a bit flexible with that.

Suggestions on a good midrange for that price?

Thanks!
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    In your budget, the only type of 27" monitor you can get is a 1080p one. I would stay away from this, however, since 1080p at 27" starts to look somewhat blurry/ more like a TV. I would instead recommend a 24 inch monitor for its added clarity. If you want 27 inches, go for a 2560x1440 monitor.

    Here's a good 24 inch monitor:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-m2gcr

    It's 1920x1200, so 16:10 instead of 16:9. This pretty much gives you a few extra pixels at the bottom which can be used to view more of a web page, for example. Also, the monitor is an IPS one, so the colors will be superior to what you would see on a regular (TN) monitor/ panel.
  2. Munchbot said:
    In your budget, the only type of 27" monitor you can get is a 1080p one. I would stay away from this, however, since 1080p at 27" starts to look somewhat blurry/ more like a TV. I would instead recommend a 24 inch monitor for its added clarity. If you want 27 inches, go for a 2560x1440 monitor.

    Here's a good 24 inch monitor:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-m2gcr

    It's 1920x1200, so 16:10 instead of 16:9. This pretty much gives you a few extra pixels at the bottom which can be used to view more of a web page, for example. Also, the monitor is an IPS one, so the colors will be superior to what you would see on a regular (TN) monitor/ panel.


    I had just come across an article supporting your argument. Thanks for the tip. Those dang 2560x1440 are soooo expensive. WOW!

    Thanks again. Looks like I'll start saving my pennies.
  3. byogamingpc said:


    It's risky to buy those, since you get very limited support/ warranty, and you're screwed if you have dead pixels on your panel:

    In the description itself it says: " Qnix monitor Defective standard (up to 5 white pixels are normal)"

    I would save up my pennies and get a dell u2713hm if I really wanted a 27 inch monitor.
  4. Munchbot said:
    byogamingpc said:


    It's risky to buy those, since you get very limited support/ warranty, and you're screwed if you have dead pixels on your panel:

    In the description itself it says: " Qnix monitor Defective standard (up to 5 white pixels are normal)"

    I would save up my pennies and get a dell u2713hm if I really wanted a 27 inch monitor.


    Hasn't the U2713HM had a lot of QC issues? It seems like every other review on Newegg has someone listing a Con and the manufacturer responding.

    I'll do some internet surfing. It's a start, at least, to save for.
  5. Anything to be said about:
    ACER B276HUL?

    Despite the fact that it's outside my budget... :P
  6. Phosphonothioic said:
    Munchbot said:
    byogamingpc said:


    It's risky to buy those, since you get very limited support/ warranty, and you're screwed if you have dead pixels on your panel:

    In the description itself it says: " Qnix monitor Defective standard (up to 5 white pixels are normal)"

    I would save up my pennies and get a dell u2713hm if I really wanted a 27 inch monitor.


    Hasn't the U2713HM had a lot of QC issues? It seems like every other review on Newegg has someone listing a Con and the manufacturer responding.

    I'll do some internet surfing. It's a start, at least, to save for.



    If the Dell has issues, you can always send it back and get another. It's just a matter of the amount of backlight bleed and tint, it's like that with any IPS display.
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