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Need advice on a 24-27" monitor for gaming

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January 15, 2012 7:38:38 PM

Hello, hello!

I have had a Samsung P2450 Rose Black 24" Monitor for ages now and I'm looking to get a new one. I mainly use my PC for gaming so that's what is most important to me. I want it to have 2ms and low input lag. There's so many screens out there that I have no clue what to get. Currently I can get this screen: for a very afforadble price. It seems quite nice but I've had a hard time finding many reviews for it so I'm unsure how good it is. I also saw someone moaning over the screen maxing out at 1920x1080 resolution and that such a resolution is bad for a 27" screen. Can anyone comment on that? I don't see why running in 1920x1080 on this 27" would be bad but maybe there's something I don't know.

I was also looking at this 24" monitor: but I'm not sure if it's worth the money or not.

I'm mainly interested in the philips 27" but any recommendations for a nice 24" or 27" would be greatly appreciated!

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January 15, 2012 8:26:58 PM

The reason I came to learn why some people dislike 1920x1080 on a 27" is that if you sit the typical 2' away from the screen you can notice the individual pixels. This either annoys you or not. The thought of increase price for increased size only to be annoyed by noticeable pixels is not worth it.
January 15, 2012 9:31:33 PM

psychodegu said:
The reason I came to learn why some people dislike 1920x1080 on a 27" is that if you sit the typical 2' away from the screen you can notice the individual pixels. This either annoys you or not. The thought of increase price for increased size only to be annoyed by noticeable pixels is not worth it.


Oh that definitely sounds like something I would get annoyed with. I guess I should look into getting a 24" one then.
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January 15, 2012 10:46:51 PM

SAMSUNG S27A850D Matt Black 27" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
$899.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This monitor is a little exspensive but it dose have a screen resolution of 2560x1440 and a refresh rate of 5ms. There dose seem to be a new release of 27" monitors that have a resolution of 2560x1440 that you only would see with a 30" monitor. Then you have the 27" monitors that have a 120Hz refresh rate;

SAMSUNG S27A950D Black 27" 2ms Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/ 3D glasses 300 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1
$599.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 16, 2012 7:59:42 AM

I'm leaning more and more towards a 24" monitor now and I've always liked Samsung so I have been looking at this one which is very cheap (250$) Samsung 24" LED SA24A350H

Does anyone know anything about this monitor? I'm having trouble finding any good info on it.
January 16, 2012 2:22:27 PM

I would like to point out that response time and impute lag are different things.
No monitor makes even tell you the impute lag. The response time is how fast the LCD Changes from whit to black and back to white, or from grey to a extreme back to grey.

This is what Wikipedia says about it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Response_time_(technology)
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