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Old 05-27-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Is 27" screen too large for non-game-playing uses? (office, Internet...) I know one can sit further away, but then you would also need to enlarge the fonts.
It depends upon the resolution ...

I have 3 27" monitors @ 1080 ... I sit at arms length or a bit further back (24" - 30") from them, and I don't change the font size. My next set will be 27" but will be @ 1440 resolution.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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It depends upon the resolution ...
So if both a 24" and a 27" have the same resolution of 1920 x 1080, then the 24" is preferable? (27" would be slightly blurred?)
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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So if both a 24" and a 27" have the same resolution of 1920 x 1080, then the 24" is preferable? (27" would be slightly blurred?)
It's really going to vary a lot. I use 24" monitors all the time both at work and at home at 1920x1200, and they are crystal clear. Sharp. I suspect both sizes would be fine at the resolution you cite above.

Can you go to a store somewhere and see for yourself? That will give you a good idea. My 24" monitors are all sharper than my old 17" monitors ever were.
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:00 PM
 
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Thanks, good suggestion. Am going to see them in stores.

Most online reviews about monitors seem to be written by gamers. I'm looking for monitors best for productivity, such as spreadsheets, word processing and of course internet, is the "business" series targeting at this category? (and "home" targets at gamers?)
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Thanks, good suggestion. Am going to see them in stores.

Most online reviews about monitors seem to be written by gamers. I'm looking for monitors best for productivity, such as spreadsheets, word processing and of course internet, is the "business" series targeting at this category? (and "home" targets at gamers?)
I do both on mine, and don't think there's much difference these days. Nice monitors will do either one well.
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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How far do you sit from the screen? Do you enlarge the fonts?
i don't sit far from the screen i sit at my desk. sometimes i enlarge the fronts depending on the web page
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Houston
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For me, a monitor that weighs more than another monitor would be a positive thing. Our own HP 20" Pavilion 2009m monitor (bought 7 years ago) weighs 19.8 lbs. I'm sure the fact that it doesn't use LED backlighting contributes to some of that weight, but it still has a reassuring heft to it that makes me believe it won't instantly break if someone accidentally knocks it over or if it's handled roughly (by kids, a cat jumping up on the desk, etc).

So many items nowadays are built so cheaply, many of them from "respected" brands, I almost get depressed looking at them while shopping for X item.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I do both on mine, and don't think there's much difference these days. Nice monitors will do either one well.
+1 this. It's all marketing.
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