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Topic # 108614 3-Sep-2012 07:15
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Considering splashing out on a 27" monitor. Can anyone tell me if running at 1920 x 1080 with a 27" is an okay thing to do, or am I better off getting something which will allow a higher resolution?

Also keen on any brand recommendations, last couple of monitors have been Viewsonic and I've been pretty happy with them. Not interested in anything with speakers or USB ports built in.

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  Reply # 680629 3-Sep-2012 07:56
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24" at 1920x1080 otherwise 27" at 2560x1440. No point for 27" at Full HD.




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  Reply # 680634 3-Sep-2012 08:15
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Dell work well for me. Great reviews on www.tftcentral.co.uk




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  Reply # 680646 3-Sep-2012 08:49
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yeah as stated 1080p on a 27" is a no go.. you really want 1440p. I have also been looking into this and unless you want to get a second mortgage 1440p 27's are ridiculously priced. Unless you go for the Catleap models (korean brand) which im probably going to end up with.

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  Reply # 680666 3-Sep-2012 09:18
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Dell monitors are awesome! I don't have the 27" though, I wish I did!

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  Reply # 680667 3-Sep-2012 09:21
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I got a 22" or 23" through the Dell NZ outlet store. They don't have anything at the moment.




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  Reply # 680712 3-Sep-2012 10:29
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I prefer 1920 x 1200 as it allows me to play Full HD footage in VLC Player or the like with the controls below the picture. It also allows a Full HD-sized window with some icons on my desktop along the bottom. Last time I looked there were 1920 x 1200 24" monitors available from Dell and HP.  Not sure about 27".





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  Reply # 680717 3-Sep-2012 10:34
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I've got one of the catleaps, it's brilliant, only criticism is the stand for the monitor is terrible, it does have vesa mounting so you can replace it.
You pay less than half the price of the Dell 27's at the cost of warranty and potentially a dead pixel or two, mine has no dead pixels, a workmate has one and his has none either.
If you need to be able to tweak settings on your monitor then you are out of luck too, the only option is brightness but most graphics drivers allow you to tweak settings these days.

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Poll: I've got one of the catleaps, it's brilliant, only criticism is the stand for the monitor is terrible, it does have vesa mounting so you can replace it.
You pay less than half the price of the Dell 27's at the cost of warranty and potentially a dead pixel or two, mine has no dead pixels, a workmate has one and his has none either.
If you need to be able to tweak settings on your monitor then you are out of luck too, the only option is brightness but most graphics drivers allow you to tweak settings these days.


I have heard a lot of Catleap.. but where do you find them?




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  Reply # 680755 3-Sep-2012 11:45
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I have the Dell ultra sharp 27" 2560x1440. I tried a 27" 1920x1080 and lasted about a week. It was terrible - everything is just blown up so you don't get any increase in screen real estate, plus it starts to look a bit blocky.

agree with others that 1920x1080 is good to 24" but after that you need the extra pixels.




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chiefie: I have heard a lot of Catleap.. but where do you find them?


Ebay. Direct from hongkong, usually here in 3-4 days

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  Reply # 680783 3-Sep-2012 12:34
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chiefie: I have heard a lot of Catleap.. but where do you find them?


I picked mine up from someone on Trademe who I had bartered down to $450 pickup, doesn't look like they have any more of them. There are a few on there for just under $600 currently, at that price Ebay is definitely the better bet.

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i'm not buying any more monitors until the new stocks of touch enabled ones start hitting the market as a result of the Windows 8 release.... when they arrive in bulk, non-touch panels might drop a little




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  Reply # 680896 3-Sep-2012 15:19
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Thanks everyone, already have a 24" Viewsonic but was considering adding one to my desktop as use the Viewsonic on my laptop. Had a feeling that anything above 24" should go for a higher res than 1920x1080.

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  Reply # 681004 3-Sep-2012 19:00
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Look at the panel type and colour depth too. IPS with 8 or 10 bit colour is best. Alot of 6 bit panels are marketed as being 8bit so watch out for that.

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  Reply # 681075 3-Sep-2012 23:04
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I tried a friends desktop with a 27" that is only 1080. Needed longer arms so I could sit far enough away for it to not look like a screendoor. Absolutly hopeless. Also it was a crap panel so when at a normal distance it was like staring at a gradient with the change in colour from top to bottom.

IPS, 1440p only IMO.




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