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Old 03-17-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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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.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Unless you go up on the resolution above 1080, it will just be bigger, not necessarily better. If you have good eyesight you may not need to go bigger. All subjective of course.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Haven't gone quite that big yet, but I currently have 3 27" monitors on my desk (purchased in 2013), and personally won't go back to something as tiny as a 24".
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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I have dual monitors, a 40" on the bottom and a 34" ultra wide on top.

Bigger is better.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I just sat down in front of my 32" TV... wayyyy too big to be sitting that close.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I just sat down in front of my 32" TV... wayyyy too big to be sitting that close.
I think it depends upon resolution, and how close they actually are.

My old 24" monitor was just a foot or so from the front edge of the desk. The 27" ones are at the back edge, a full 30 inches from my face at a minimum.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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You'll probably have to turn your head a lot more with a 32". Our field of vision only has a limited range. I don't see the benefit of that. Yeah, it is bigger, but less efficient.
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I think it depends upon resolution, and how close they actually are.

My old 24" monitor was just a foot or so from the front edge of the desk. The 27" ones are at the back edge, a full 30 inches from my face at a minimum.
Yup, I have one 32" works great about 3.5 feet away from me, could be a little larger without going crazy side to size. Edges of the monitor aren't in focus but 80% of it is. Plus the way you work on a 32" monitor is different. I've always got two documents up side by side, so I'm not actually looking at the full monitor. Then I have a second 32" monitor off to the side in portrait mode which basically functions as a giant notification window. I've got my email, calendar, Spotify up there. If i want to run a movie in the background I can do that.
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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a 28" at arm's length from me is very large.
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:32 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I have a 27-inch iMac. This is a 5K resolution screen.
Distance to screen is a bit over 1 arm's length.
If Tim sold a larger iMac, I would buy it.
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