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September 2, 2013 10:14:08 AM

Alright, I'll probably be buying a graphics card soon. But, my current monitor is an older 1440x900 19" Dell LCD monitor. It works great, but a 1080p monitor would be nice. I need to decide between getting a better graphics card or a weaker one and a bigger display?

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September 2, 2013 10:23:58 AM

A nice monitor will last you much longer than a graphics card.
I would look for a 22-24" ips 1080P monitor.
It will have a better panel with a 178/178 viewing angle.
Save up until you can get a good one.
Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keep your 19" monitor as a side display for e-mail, monitors...
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September 2, 2013 10:31:42 AM

geofelt said:
A nice monitor will last you much longer than a graphics card.
I would look for a 22-24" ips 1080P monitor.
It will have a better panel with a 178/178 viewing angle.
Save up until you can get a good one.
Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keep your 19" monitor as a side display for e-mail, monitors...


I have that very monitor, and FWIW, I'm very satisfied with it. The glossy finish is a little distracting at first, but you get used to it. Other than that, it's awesome.

EDIT: Actually, I have the 23" version of the same monitor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). My bad -- still, I don't think you can go wrong with a Dell IPS. The only thing to keep in mind with these particular models is that retailers are circumspect about the panel technology for some reason that isn't clear to me. Rest assured that the S2340m is an IPS panel, as reported here, under tech specs: http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?b...
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September 3, 2013 10:11:02 PM

geofelt said:
A nice monitor will last you much longer than a graphics card.
I would look for a 22-24" ips 1080P monitor.
It will have a better panel with a 178/178 viewing angle.
Save up until you can get a good one.
Here is one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keep your 19" monitor as a side display for e-mail, monitors...

Thanks for the help, hoping to be able to order one real soon. :) 
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