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Topic # 13083 21-Apr-2007 08:31
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Mainly going to be used for gaming. Do you really get more from a 24" then a 22"

Anyone gaming with a 24", how is fps, lag and what graphics card are you using?

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  Reply # 67975 21-Apr-2007 10:41
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I had the Dell 22" widescreen here for a couple of weeks for a review (to be posted soon) and it's really nice. Remember, with large monitors your eyes might have to "travel" more from side to side, unless you sit at a longer distance. This might be a problem when gaming...





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  Reply # 68014 21-Apr-2007 15:31
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Dell's 22" is the same resolution as their 20" displays (1680 x 1050).

If you can afford the 24" I'd definitely get that for the higher resolution (1920 x 1200), added connection options and extra USB ports/card reader - just make sure you have a good graphics card.

I have the 20" UltraSharp and it's a nice screen, don't play games though.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 68019 21-Apr-2007 16:33
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Like MF said, the bigger a screen the more damage it can do to your eyes, and especially so with gaming. so unless you have an explicit desire to own a 24'" go for the 22". I too have the dell 20" and I find it more than adequate with gaming, wouldn't even want bigger really







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  Reply # 68020 21-Apr-2007 16:38
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moving your eyes can damage them?!





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  Reply # 68039 21-Apr-2007 20:33
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Noooo
They meant having a large monitor can both damage your eyes, AND make you move your eyes lots. They didnt mean to say that moving your eyes lots damages them.

Classic logic-fart.

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  Reply # 68040 21-Apr-2007 20:43
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How?! High resolution, small screen could strain your eyes but a large screen damaging them??

Get the biggest you can afford, bigger is better.





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  Reply # 68056 22-Apr-2007 12:07
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Yes, I've never heard of high-resolution screens being damaging to eyes. Using tiny fonts on a hi-res monitor can strain your eyes, but that's easy enough to adjust. Mouse travel across large screens could be an issue though but all I can say is... once you've gone past 16*12, you don't want to go back.




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Reply # 68057 22-Apr-2007 12:10
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I didn't say it would be damaging the eyes (@ pebbles)... I am just worried that if you have a large screen and you are too close parts of it will be in the "peripheral field", meaning that if you are gaming you will have to move your head or eyes to see something on the corners. That will be a distraction, at least. I am not talking about OSH...







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  Reply # 68084 22-Apr-2007 20:40
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i think the eyes have it. looking forward to your review Mauricio. I havn't been able to find any reviews yet probably cause it's to new.

Maybe 2x22" that would really blow the eyes away. Nah that doesn't make sense it would be better to buy 1 24 it it's only $999.


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  Reply # 68223 23-Apr-2007 22:15
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$999 for the 24" is a nice price indeed.
The Viewsonic VX2835Wm 28" LCDs with sub 5ms are due out later next month. Prices around $1600~
The current value of the NZ Dollar is certainly making Geek Toys much more attractively priced at present Cool

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  Reply # 68227 23-Apr-2007 22:31
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You can still buy TWO 22" LCDs for ONE 24" LCD.

I'm using 19" and 17" wide LCDs.

Many of recent (<3 years old) video cards have either two DVI-D output or D-SUB and DVI-D.
(I got DSUB and DVI-D so, have to use D-SUB for my secondary LCD. poor me)

Actually (I think) using two screens far better than using larger one screen, if space allows.

I used use vertical orientation for main display for surf the web and work and horizontal orientation for secondary display for messenger window and Google desktop gadgets.

It was old practice to have two screens for software developers back to more than 20+ years, (using VGA/EGA for working and Hercules for debugging session)

Hope this help for your decision making.


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  Reply # 68938 30-Apr-2007 15:28
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24" 24" 24" 24"
1920x1200 = :)
24" 24" 24" 24"

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