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27 Inch Monitor Too Big?

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I'm choosing a new monitor for my new setup, I currently have a 24 incher (you guys are dirty) and I feel like a 27 inch would be too big, I sit about 2 feet from the screen or 3 not sure lol. Could I hear your opinions?


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This is really all opinion. It really depends on you. Some people will say that 27 inches will be too big and some will say its perfect or too small. Personally I think that it way to big for me. I am using a 22 inch monitor right now and will say that 22-24 inches is the sweet spot for me when picking out a monitor.


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personally id stick with your 24 incher (lol), but i do prefair smaller screens, i have a 22" pannel


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depends on your purpose.

but for me, if its for gaming especially FPS, I'd go with 24. 

regardless if its 1080p or 1440p, 27inch monitors is good only for videos. 


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Completely subjective bud. Which ever you prefer. Try, if you can, to get a feel for both screen sizes before you make your decision.


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I sit less than a foot from an Asus PB278q monitor (27in) and love the thing. Really immersive gaming experience in 1440p. Not sure why people would say gaming is better on smaller monitors, if your rig can handle the higher resolution why not take advantage of it. 

Competetive reasons.


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Meaning? The only competitive game I play is StarCraft II in which case having a larger monitor is awesome. I can't see it being a burden in FPS games. 

You have a easier time seeing your surroundings.


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depends on your purpose.

but for me, if its for gaming especially FPS, I'd go with 24. 

regardless if its 1080p or 1440p, 27inch monitors is good only for videos. 

 

wait what?  where are you getting this from?

 

1440p is HORRIBLE for watching videos. it IS good for WORK though; excel, programming, video EDITING, photo editing

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Its all relative. 27 inches is a good size for me, in fact Id prefer even bigger like 30 inches. It may not be for you though. You really just have to go to a local store or to someone you know has one and check out different sizes to see what suits you.

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It's all a matter of preference.
I currently have a 19 inch TV/Monitor because I'm still  saving up for an upgrade.
I've used a 23 inch monitor before and I kind of liked it. I just prefer smaller monitors because you don't have to move your head or anything compared to a 32 or 50 inch, or you might have to sit fairly far from the tv/monitor.

So in the end everyone is different and it all depends on what you like more for yourself.


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The main thing for me is to have a large enough desk for a 27" monitor (at least 30" depth).  Many people sit 24" away from the monitor and complain that it's too big   :lol:, which is usually explained by their poor eyesight.  If you've got 20/20 vision I'd recommend the 1440p 27" all day any day.  If not, save yourself the cash and get a 1200p 24".

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wait what?  where are you getting this from?

 

1440p is HORRIBLE for watching videos. it IS good for WORK though; excel, programming, video EDITING, photo editing

just my opinion, good sir! 

i simply generalized it by saying "regardless if its 1080p or 1440p, 27inch monitors is good only for videos." because of the fact that it's big and watching videos(movies to be specific) is awesome on big screens. 

not sure of what players are you using but try watching a movie using Splash Pro EX or SVP on your Media Player Home Cinema + popcorn/chips + couch and the experience is amazing... then again, my opinion.

 

but i agree on your point. i bring my office works at home sometimes. 


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I also have an ASUS PB278Q and it's way more immersive for gaming as it really gets me into the action when almost my whole FOV is covered by the game. Some people might need a faster reaction time because of competitive reasons but anything other than tf2 or CS is fine on a slower reaction time monitor.


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27Inch is too big if you sit infront of it. It's okay for movies and stuff , but for games, makes you work out your eyes as in you gotta constantly move your eyes to follow

23-24 Inch is the best sizes. You'll be shocked by the size of a 24", big enough while offering the satisfaction

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22-23in for a 1080p monitor, 24in for a 1200p monitor, and 27in 1440p. I have a 1440p monitor and its a night and day difference. I play strategy games and I can say that its a huge difference having so much more space to see. 

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Totally up to you buddy, Im going from a 27" back to a 24" 120Hz for my new rig as I find sitting closer to a 27" just is A) a waste of cash and B) gives me too much screen area to focus on for FPS games. 

If your doing games like Simulations or MMOs then more screen area works well.


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I use a 42' screen, people think i'm mad but you get used to it and then cant go back :p


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I use two 27" monitors for work. Nothing beats tons of screen real estate for work! :D  I also dont mind gaming in 1440p, but I can definitely understand how 27" could be a bit big for FPS games.


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