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1080p vs 1200p vs 1440p

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Last response: in Displays
January 19, 2014 7:52:17 PM

Is there really a diffrence between all of them and also is it worth stepping up to something better than 1080p for gaming.Also what's the cheapest 1440p monitor you can get? Thanks

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January 19, 2014 7:57:49 PM

1080p to 1440p is huge.

Cheapest is the Qnix QX2710.
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January 19, 2014 7:57:50 PM

There are cheap 2560x1440 monitors on www.newegg.com though they are listed as possibly having up to 5 dead pixels so be careful and read the fine print before making a purchase.

Ex: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2RY...

Stick with a well known brand such as Asus, Acer, LG, Samsung, Dell, Planar isn't bad. You'll be spending at least $450 for a decent quality 1440p monitor and that is the low end of the pool.
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January 19, 2014 8:05:15 PM

I second the QNIX QX2710, which is easily OC'd if you get the model with just a DVI port. Many people hit 120Hz no problem, and minimum I've hear is 96Hz.
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January 19, 2014 8:08:23 PM

Yes there is a difference, more pixels.

1080p is main stream. Is it worth it? It depends on the size of your monitor and the distance you sit from it.
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January 19, 2014 9:19:09 PM

I generally prefer 1920x1200 because I like the 16:10 aspect ratio better than the 16:9 aspect ratio which make the monitor look wider, but shorter. However, not many 1200p monitors are manufactured so prices can be a bit more expensive than 1080p monitors.

I have a 24" Asus VK246H 1080p monitor which I have not used in over a year. I use my two 1920x1200 monitors from NEC / Planar. Sadly, laptops (not sure about Macs) do not offer a 1200p resolution screen so I have to bite the bullet and simply buy one with a 1080p screen.

As for 1440p, it's nice, but could be a bit big; physically speaking. But at least not a big as 1600p resolution monitors. It suppose it can give you better immersion in games because higher resolution generally means higher details, but you will need a pretty powerful GPU (or two) to get good performance in games at that resolution. Of course you can always drop the resolution to 1080p when playing games.
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