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Is 1080p at 27" that bad?

You're not buying a monitor to use with a single PC, it's going to be used for years and one day your PC will easily handle 1440p and then 4K...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im getting a new gpu and a new monitor soon and due to budget constraints i cannot go for 1440p, instead ill stick to 1080p 144hz.

 

Currently I have some Dell 24-25" 1080p monitor.

 

I kinda want a bigger monitor but after reading around it seems some people advice against getting 1080p at 27" because it can get pixelated  and that 25" is the sweet spot for 1080p.

 

I was looking at this monitor because its gsync compatible. The monitor will be used for gaming only.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/1080p-Gaming-LED-Lit-Monitor-VG278Q/dp/B074JLD4HZ/?tag=androcentr-21&ascsubtag=UUwpUdUnU61508YYwYg

 

What do you guys think?

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Nobody can answer that. You must try it yourself. I'm happy with my 27'' 1080p monitor but there are people who don't like it at all.
Edit: I have 20/20 vision.

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It's kind of the same as the "SSD syndrom". While you have a HDD, you are fine, same as for 1080p. The problem arises when you switch to a SSD, here to 1440p (or see it on a friend's screen). Then you can never go back and if you do, you can only see it as inferior. What seemed crisp before is now "blurry" (exaggerated).

 

So it is highly subjective, but until you upgrade, you will never know why it's better, because 1080p will seem fine. But at the same time your budget can stay a bit lower. But 1440p is definitively better for 27'', if the budget can match.

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Assuming that you have a monitor placed in front of you and you're sitting behind a regular desk, IMO 1080p is acceptable up to 24 inches. From that point you should really consider 1440p, up to about 32".


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I personally consider 22-23" the sweet spot for 1080p, I think 24 and beyond really gets grainy. If you have somewhat compromised eye sight like me, it's not THAT big of a deal, but now that I upgraded from a 27" 1080p to a 25" 1440p it's a HUGE difference.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Right. 

 

Im all for 1440p, infact that was the monitor i was going for initially. 1440p 144hz is nice, had a chance to try out one and it felt awesome.

 

Issue is bugget. I can get the monitor no problem, there are plenty of them around at a good price. Problem is the GPU. My choices are between 2060 and 2070 where the 2070 is at the limit of my budget.

 

There is no point in getting 1440p 144hz if my gpu cant handle that. Im speaking of AAA gaming at preferably max settings.

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7 minutes ago, kriegalex said:

The problem arises when you switch to a SSD, here to 1440p (or see it on a friend's screen). Then you can never go back and if you do, you can only see it as inferior. What seemed crisp before is now "blurry" (exaggerated).

I went back from 43'' 4k to 27'' 1080p without problems. Nothing blurry about 27'' 1080p.

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it's okay actually, people here just seem to exaggerate alot.


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You're not buying a monitor to use with a single PC, it's going to be used for years and one day your PC will easily handle 1440p and then 4K...

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With a bigger 1080p monitor you don't get any more space on your desktop compared to a smaller 1080p monitor. Everything just looks bigger which might be a good thing if you have bad eye sight.

With a 1440p monitor you have noticeable more space on your desktop (if you don't use scaling).

 

27" 1920x1080 = 81.589 PPI

27" 2560x1440 = 108.786 PPI

24" 1920x1080 = 91.788 PPI

32" 2560x1440 = 91.788 PPI (IMO 32" is too big as a monitor)

42" 3840x2160 = 104.9 PPI


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