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Old 03-21-2018, 11:06 AM
 
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Monitors under $200 are not necessarily crap panels. It generally just means they have lower resolution. If you don't need extremely high resolution, a $200 monitor is fine. Just make sure it's an IPS panel, and the quality should be good.
Depends on what you're using it for. Even an IPS screen can have terrible color reproduction and no amount of calibration will fix it if it's a bad panel. For some, that doesn't matter, for anyone that does photo editing it's an issue. I have a 27" 4K screen, ran me about $500 on sale with my company discount, and even then it's not the greatest thing out there. I use my desktop primarily for editing and little gaming. Laptop is the same.
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Depends on whether the monitor is ultrawide or standard (16:9 or 16:10).

My employer has a department where everyone has 34" ultrawide monitors attached to 27" iMacs. It's a lot of screen real estate! Ultrawides have a wide aspect ratio, which makes them less tall than a 32" TV.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Depends on what you're using it for. Even an IPS screen can have terrible color reproduction and no amount of calibration will fix it if it's a bad panel. For some, that doesn't matter, for anyone that does photo editing it's an issue. I have a 27" 4K screen, ran me about $500 on sale with my company discount, and even then it's not the greatest thing out there. I use my desktop primarily for editing and little gaming. Laptop is the same.
OK, but 4K doesn't make for better color reproduction. It only gives you more resolution. If you want good color reproduction, look for a monitor with good color reproduction. But don't assume that a 4K monitor is automatically going have good color reproduction. Color reproduction and screen resolution are apples and oranges.

As for a 27" 4K monitor for $500. You can easily buy three 27" 1080p IPS monitors with good color reproduction for that same price. Assuming your hardware will support three monitors, the three monitors will give you more screen real estate then one 4K monitor.

You have to look at all the options. For some people 4K is probable the best option. For others 1080p would be more than enough.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Depends on whether the monitor is ultrawide or standard (16:9 or 16:10).

My employer has a department where everyone has 34" ultrawide monitors attached to 27" iMacs. It's a lot of screen real estate! Ultrawides have a wide aspect ratio, which makes them less tall than a 32" TV.
Most 27" monitors are 16:9, which is standard. UltraWide is 21:9.

Aspect ratio (image) - Wikipedia
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I have a 24" monitor now, but I saw a 32" for sale for around $200, and it looks amazing, but Im not sure if it will be too big. Just curious if anyone out there has used one or a larger one and the pros and cons.
Nope. The bigger the better.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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It would be too big for me. I have a 27”.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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If you're considering a large monitor, 4k TV or even an ultrawide monitor, you may find that there is an optical aberration: the edges appear to curve away when you view it close up.

Solution : curved screen.

Hope that helps.

((I have an LG-29UB55-B 29" ultrawide monitor, which exhibits that effect))
My son bought a 32" Samsung CF397 (with curved screen) that looks great.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:46 PM
 
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I have a 24" monitor now, but I saw a 32" for sale for around $200, and it looks amazing, but Im not sure if it will be too big.
I would say that it's probaly okay... just as long as you don't think that it will fall on you.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I know I can enlarge the text but I can't be bothered.
Mouse scroll wheel + CRTL. Could it be more effortless?
Probably my favorite windows feature.
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