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is 27 inch ips 1440p monitor too big if im sitting 3 feet away

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December 26, 2013 8:05:32 PM

im building a system in January and my budget may be enough to get a 1440p 27 inch monitor, my only worry is due to small livng space / desk im sitting 2.5. to 3 feet away from the monitor, is this too close, will it be pixelated, do you recommend I buy a 24inch even if I can afford a 27 btw my gpu is a 280x
December 27, 2013 7:32:38 AM

Well I sit less than a foot away from my monitor and it is absolutely fine - Just don't ram your face into it and all will be well!
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December 27, 2013 8:07:27 AM

Are you sure Jakson? Are your eyes still doing well? Personally that's fine, since it's a 1440p you won't see things that pixelated.
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December 27, 2013 8:21:34 AM

raknarius said:
im building a system in January and my budget may be enough to get a 1440p 27 inch monitor, my only worry is due to small livng space / desk im sitting 2.5. to 3 feet away from the monitor, is this too close, will it be pixelated, do you recommend I buy a 24inch even if I can afford a 27 btw my gpu is a 280x


3ft away is fine - more strain will be done to your eyes because almost all monitors out of the box are way too bright.
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December 27, 2013 8:35:00 AM

i use a 40'' hdtv and about 3-4 foot away but it seems fine now if it making me go blind who knows? i guess if the day comes were i got to ware glasses that are as thick as the bottom of a coke bottle then i would think back and say yes.. [ if glass coke bottles were before your time they were thick]
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December 27, 2013 8:47:13 AM

I think a 24" is fine for everything, and personally I feel a 27" is way to big for anything. HD and BR movies may look good, but SD or below SD standard movies will look awful in full screen view. There is a difference between TV and Monitor, so if you are thinking things will look good on monitor as TV then you are making a mistake.
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December 27, 2013 8:55:51 AM

well i can say for me from going from a 21'' to 40'' all i remember thining back to that day was , now i cant see going back smaller
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December 27, 2013 9:04:47 AM

lonewolf7 said:
I think a 24" is fine for everything, and personally I feel a 27" is way to big for anything. HD and BR movies may look good, but SD or below SD standard movies will look awful in full screen view. There is a difference between TV and Monitor, so if you are thinking things will look good on monitor as TV then you are making a mistake.


My eyes were fine; I guess I did pump the brightness down a bit because it was a bit obtrusive - I need a 27" (planning on buying one within a month) for university as my desk is away from my bed and I love movies so I want to see the screen. I have lots of blurays and only really watch 720p-1080p and play in 1440p games so there's that!

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December 27, 2013 9:19:32 AM

well then just GO FOR IT and enjoy
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December 27, 2013 10:14:16 AM

^+1. @ Jaks0n, its your call. I am just speaking through my experience, so nothing personal.
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December 27, 2013 10:17:02 AM

27" is nice at 3' away. It is better at 1.5-2' away. I'd rather have a lot of area than to not be capable of detecting a rough edge, not that it is a problem with 1440p anyways. Few people do not like larger screens.
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