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#1 ziadramman

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

Hey guys,

I'm an avid gamer and im considering upping my current Samsung P2250 (21.5 inch) monitor to the Samsung S27B350H. Problem is that after research, some people say that the limit of the 19:10 resolution on a 27 inch monitor tends to "Stretch" or "smudge" the pixels. My question is, is this true and noticeable? Or is it just people being a bit too picky?

I'm not willing to shell out for a 27 inch that supports 2550 resolution just yet, so do you think I should stick to a 24 inch or a 27inch?

Thanks so much!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:24 AM

The P2250 and the S27B350H are both 1920 x 1080 (16:9) screens, so if you run both in that same native resolution, the 27" will simply be a larger equivalent. You'll get stretch if you try to use this resolution with a 16:10 screen such as 1980 x 1200.

What could be a consideration is the larger pixel size. If your eyes can resolve the larger pixels individually at your desired viewing distance, it won't look as good to you. Basically this means you need to move a 27" a bit further away than you would have a 24".

Edited by Platypus, 24 November 2012 - 03:26 AM.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:33 AM

Thanks for your input.

Currently I sit at approximately 1.5-2 feet from my screen. What would you recommend? A 24 or a 27?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:47 AM

Depends on your eyes. :)

But I have to be closer than 18" to notice individual pixels on my 24", so I suspect either would suit at 2'.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:58 AM

My eyes are crap seeing as how im on the PC 24/7!

I think I'll go for the 24inch. Thank you for your help kind sir!

Edited by ziadramman, 24 November 2012 - 04:20 AM.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:20 AM

Hey guys, im about to order my new monitor, after some research, i decided between these 2, which one would you recommend for an avid gamer like myself?

Note: Im a little turned off by the 16:10 resolution of the U2412M (should i be?!), I'd rather have a Wide Screen Monitor (16:9), any other suggestions im open to!

Thanks for your input!

Dell S2440L

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Dell UltraSharp U2412M

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:34 AM

You are getting into apples and oranges here.

The Ultrasharp is an IPS panel, 8ms response time, 16:10, the S2440L is a VA panel, 6ms response time, 16:9.

Personally(you will see that word a lot in monitor suggestions), 16:10 is my preferred ratio, and if I could have found a bargain IPS monitor in 16:10 at the time, I would have bought one. I settled for an ASUS VS239 (16:9,5ms,23"). Being a gamer, response time comes into play. 8ms is right on the edge as far as response time is concerned. Some users see ghosting, most don't. I really wouldn't let response time be a deterrent. I keep looking at Newegg, and seeing that U2412M on special.......must resist.

Personally (there it is again), as far as 27" monitors, 1920X1080(1200) is right on the edge of being annoying due to resolution and pixel size. 2560X1440(1600) looks a lot better, but the drawback is that it takes a really good video card to push that many pixels at 60+fps.

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