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Seeking advice: Secondary monitor for media and productivity

Hello,

I currently have an 27gl850 which I'm quite happy with but want to replace/upgrade my old 22" 1080p monitor.

 

I don't need the monitor for gaming. I'll mainly just use the monitor for random background shows and additional productivity workspace. 

 

I'm looking at this 27" 1440p monitor (27MK600M-B) but I don't know if there's something else I should be considering?

 

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FFC14SZ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

 

I had considered a 27" 1080p but am not sure if a resolution mismatch matters? 

 

Much thanks for any advice or direction to more reading.

 

I'd like to spend less than $300, so it's looking like I shouldn't worry or pay much attention to HDR. Also I don't do graphically or color critical work, mostly spreadsheets and tech documents. 

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I'd say that would be a pretty good choice as long as the low refresh rate isn't going to bother you. I know this will probably make a lot of people here angry, but my main monitor is a 32 in. 1440p LG monitor and my secondary is a 24 in. 1080p ASUS (mismatched sizes and resolutions, but both 144hz). So Windows won't have any issues with that. Hell, my old(er) monitor was only 60hz and there were no issues running one at 60 and one at 144. Just get what you're going to be happy with, LG's stuff seems to be pretty good from my experience.

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Do you find 32in to be a substantial improvement for productivity over the 27 inch? I've considered buying the larger size but it seemed like an area of diminishing returns. The 32 inch monitors do look pretty baller though. 

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Well, I don't think I'm the most correct person for talking about productivity as I'm a college student right now, but I do enjoy working on word documents on the screen and having 6 pages of what I'm working on up as I'm typing, not really sure why. Same thing with excel although I don't use that nearly as often. It does make it nice too if you like having multiple windows open on the same page. I don't know if bumping up from the 27 inch would be worth it or not. Biggest thing is, the 32 takes up a lot of space on my desk, and having the two different sized monitors makes it hard to use a dual monitor stand (especially if it sits on the desk).

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