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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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    My monitor just cashed on me. I had a samsung 24 but am thinking of getting a 27...Is there any drawback to getting a bigger monitor? Im thinking it will be easier on the eyes....
     
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    Can't go wrong with a 27"
     
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    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Just get a TV and use it as your monitor. I like to bust a chill on my recliner while I do work.
     
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    cricket1 Senior Member

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    I find 24' the perfect size.
    Anything smaller than that is too small but anything larger - too big!
     
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    No drawbacks, the bigger the better like a lot of other things in life... :D
     
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    Either go with the 27'' or maybe get two 24'' monitors if you have the room. I find dual monitors much more useful then one larger monitor.
     
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    Someone told me this before...but how can too big be bad?
     
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    That's what she said.
     
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    I think this is a hard call, you don't want something huge unless you work with design and/or is a hard core gamer.

    If you're buying it for work related stuff (and you're not a designer or will use it for gaming), I believe you want an average sized monitor (something around 22"~27"), it will allow you to get 1080p+ without problems and yet you won't tire yourself while using it.

    For instance, if you run a monitor that is too big you won't want it with huge screen resolution (for example, you don't want it bigger than 3840 × 2160 for the time being) mainly because things will go too small on the display (you can adjust it to show it bigger but doesn't look so good), will make it hard to see, you will have a hard time moving your neck left/right to see everything, however for a gamer, the bigger you have it the better, specially if u like playing on full screen, for a designer, I believe it makes it easier if you can see all the way if you're doing for instance something big and you need to continue several parts.
     
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    Lol I feel silly with my 19´ compared to what you guys have. Even my notebook is 14´ and it is okay to me. I never work with design though
     
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    Biggest one possible :d Imagine the porn on it
     
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    I prefer multiple monitor setup
    Why not go with 27" + 24"*2?
     
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    27 sounds nice. No point getting a 60" tv and sitting 1m away from it ...ofc depends how you have your desktop setup. Maybe get 2/3x 27" ? Then post pic should look great
     
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    27" IPS display, make sure it has higher than 1920x1200, and make sure your video card can handle it. :p
     
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    multiple monitors not the same size really sucks - have you ever tried to use them?
     
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    I currently have 22+ 17 setup and it's ok. As long as height won't have significant difference, It'll be ok
     
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    For the price of a new 27 inch monitor you might be able to get a 42 inch LCD TV from a pawn shop. Get yourself a TV output card connected to your cable connection and your set to do anything you want.
     
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    Buying a monitor is pretty much like making a love to a beautiful woman. First you have to check if the size fits your needs, spread her out on the desk, clean all relevant surfaces, walk all over her and then you plug in your cable.
     
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    Will a 27 inch lcd tv be the same as a monitor?
     
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    I mainly use a 27'' and it's perfect. Although sometimes I do miss tiny bits of vital information, lol.