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24" vs. 27" LCD Monitor

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March 7, 2012 11:57:46 AM

Hey,

I'm looking to buy an LCD monitor in the next week for a rig I'm building.

Initially I was interested in buying a 27" monitor because I thought the bigger the better, and price isn't that much of an issue. Also, my mom would appreciate it for her photo editing.

But then someone brought to my attention that the native 1920 x 2000 might look ugly stretched across such a large screen, especially for gaming (the primary purpose of this machine).

So my question is, should I opt for a 24" monitor instead or will games still look amazing on the big screen?

This is the 27" monitor I've been looking at:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

If anyone can recommend a good 24" monitor it would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Oh ya, and the games I will be playing are primarily twitch-based shooters, so I guess the refresh rate is pretty important too

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March 7, 2012 5:49:46 PM

killahbeeyall said:

But then someone brought to my attention that the native 1920 x 2000 might look ugly stretched across such a large screen, especially for gaming (the primary purpose of this machine).


that is not true, first of all it is 1920x1200 (16:10), and it does not get stretched since when the panel have a 16:10 resolution the only difference is that the screen is a little bigger vertically the only difference using that resolution is that movies will have the black bar because most of movies are 16:9 or higher width. also this aspect ratio isn't just for 27" screens there are 24" screen and lower with that too, same way that you can find a 27" 1920x1080 (16:9).

So 1920x1200 is great for gaming and great for image edition, the black stripes will appear on movies but that is normal... since your screen would be a little taller than normal screens, and yes 27" size is a big difference between 24" but i think that 24" is already a good size for a monitor.

here are some 27" screens 1920x1080:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

and here are some 24":
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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March 14, 2012 12:04:13 AM

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