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How big of a monitor should I get?

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  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I currently have a 19 inch old school monitor and am gonna buy a bigger one soon as this small one is too hard on my eyes, I need something bigger! I was thinking either 25 or 27 inch. I always assumed that bigger was better but someone told me that the bigger ones are hard on the eyes too for some reason. Do they know what they are talking about? Is too big hard on the eyes as well? What do you guys think?!
     
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    I have 19" dual wide screens and its a great setup,I would go with 2 decent sized screens VS 1 large.
     
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    Agreed on 2x normal screens over a single large monitor.

    I've been running 2x22" screens side by side for about 3 years. I could never go back to a single monitor!

    22"s are cheap now but if you have cash to blow go 24"s
     
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    bigger is not always better

    when people are concentrating they generally stick their nose in their monitors.

    having multiple monitors is much more important than size

    i have 4
     
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    I have a 32" and it doesn't bother my eyes at all. Love the size, can run two browsers side by side easily. I use Flux which changes the color temp as the day goes on, great if you're on late at night.
     
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    I would recommend you to go for 19" LED......By the way for what purpose are you going to buy 25" or 27" monitor ......:rolleyes:
     
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    The more porn you need to surf, the bigger the monitor you need to get.
     
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    Off topic /end
    It looks like you are an old porn surfer? :D

    Hmm... anyways like others I would say 19" LED is quite sufficient for all your needs unless you have a special purpose.
     
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    I think the resolution is more important than the size. I have a 24 inch thats 1,920x1,200 resolution, however you say it. I prefer it over two 19s. I would like to have two of mine but the price ends up being stupid.

    I dont know for sure but I think you would also have to find out what resolution you computer can run.
     
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    Thanks! Whats the advantage of having 2 monitors? There obviously is one...Is it that much better? Also is it hard to hook the 2 up? I googled it quickly and looked quite complicated...
     
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    I would get 2x 24" monitors (I actually have 3 :p ). Exact same model and brand. You'll have 2x the screen real estate so you can browse documentation and work on stuff. You can also keep messengers, emails, tweeter and everything else up on one monitor and your work on the other. Just make sure you get 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 monitors. The bigger the dimensions (inches) the bigger you want the resolution. 1920x1200 is currently the most affordable massive resolution. The common resolution for big monitors is 1920x1080 though.
    Get a monitor from LG, Hanns-G or Asus. They're all quality.



    To setup multi-monitor, you video card needs to have atleast 2 outputs. Then you can just plug them in and it should autodetect. You may need to get DVI-HDMI adapters though. You also need to check the specs to see what the max resolution supported is. If it can't support 1920x1080, you should probably upgrade the video card too.


    DO NOT buy a TV in place of a computer monitor! TVs were not designed to be used for reading text from for extended periods. Without doing tedious tweaking, you'll have a hard time reading and induce eye strain. I have a 55" LG TV hooked up to my computer and reading text from any distance causes a headache. We also use an HTPC and it has the same issue, text hurts.
    Also, do not buy an LED or Plasma screen. Both of them have the burn-in issue. Go with LCD. If its advertised, look for an IPS LCD.
     
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    I'd go with 2x24 also. Was on 2x22 before, now on 3x24. Just perfect. :cool:
     
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    NOTHING beats a samsung led display. i have a 19" and couldnt be happier. unless if i had 2 19" monitors :D
     
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    i've 2 pc one is 15inch and other one is 19inch(for playing games) i think resolution also matters as well as size..
     
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    Samsung 19" LED here too
     
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    I dont get the point for 2-3-4 monitors. Any light? Did you plug them in the same PC? Or each monitor is connected with separated PC. Both monitors show up different screens or different part from one screen? Why 2-3 is better than one? Any examples? I wanna get 2 too, but i am not sure i need the second one :)
     
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    Dual ViewSonic 22" LED.

    Perfect!



    The Screen is extended between both monitors. You set them up side by side and then you can drag things from one to the other (yup, they're connected to the same computer most of the time).