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# 250873 29-May-2019 14:38
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Howdy

 

Apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum.

 

What I am needing is either a recommendation on a monitor or which of the 2 examples below would be the better option.

 

Back story: Son wants a monitor to connect to his laptop as he wants a bigger screen to do homework/browsing/light gaming and his only requirement is it has to be 32" or bigger.

 

he has a budget of $400 max (I'm helping fund a PC build at a later date and have kindly lent him my PS4 PRO for Fortnite/Apex and to get him out of my lounge to do so)

 

 

 

His idea of the perfect monitor is a Samsung C32F397FWE Curved monitor for $343.85

 

 

 

I had a quick look *Disclaimer I know nothing about monitors and I thought this the AOC Q3279VWFD8 QHD monitor for $349 would be better money spent in his budget range seeing as it has a higher resolution screen and potentially a better fit for his PC build later down the road.

 

 

 

Or.. is there a better option in that size and price bracket?

 

Thanks Q


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  # 2247816 29-May-2019 16:08
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Has you or him tried using a monitor that big.
Currently I am using a 27 inch monitor and it is kind of a sweet spot for me. Anything bigger could be hard to handle (you may need to turn your head a lot which is not nice).

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  # 2247820 29-May-2019 16:10
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Also, I find 1920x1080 resolution for anything over 24 inch is not that nice because the pixels get too big.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2247835 29-May-2019 16:28
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I have a 24” monitor for work and i think it’s a nice size, however the son is deadset on a 32” and he initially wanted either dual 27s or a silly ultrawide 34”, neither will accomodate his bank balance.

Of the little research I’ve done I’ve read1920x1080 up to 24” 1440p for higher and in this instance 1440p minimum for 32” or else go 4K

Would that be correct?

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  # 2247840 29-May-2019 16:35
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Yes 1440p for anything larger than 24 inch.
Any reason he insists on a 32 inch? Did he try it out in a shop or a friend's place?

Just curious.

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  # 2247845 29-May-2019 16:45
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Just as more of a general comment, I find a 27" 1920x1080 monitor fine, but its a long time since I've been a teenager and a long time since I've had (remotely) perfect vision.





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  # 2247848 29-May-2019 16:47
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AKLWestie: Yes 1440p for anything larger than 24 inch.
Any reason he insists on a 32 inch? Did he try it out in a shop or a friend's place?

Just curious.


I would say a friend has a giant monitor and he wants to be the same. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because my choices in TVs have been a 60 and 65”

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  # 2247852 29-May-2019 16:53
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Out of the 2 I’ll take the QHD

 
 
 
 


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  # 2247861 29-May-2019 17:04
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my boss has that samsung you linked, I dont rate it at all because of the 1080p res.. I used to have a 27" 1080 monitor at work but downgraded to a 24" 1080 monitor instead.. the pixels were just to big on monitors of those sizes

 

Would highly recommend 1440p at a min 27" and above.. but they very steeply go up in price from there.. 


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  # 2247869 29-May-2019 17:29
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Dial111: Out of the 2 I’ll take the QHD


Agree

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  # 2247870 29-May-2019 17:33
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QuackPipe:
AKLWestie: Yes 1440p for anything larger than 24 inch.
Any reason he insists on a 32 inch? Did he try it out in a shop or a friend's place?

Just curious.


I would say a friend has a giant monitor and he wants to be the same. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because my choices in TVs have been a 60 and 65”


Ask him to check / try twice. 32 inch screen from one meter away is not quite the same as 65 inch from five plus meters away. :)

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  # 2247880 29-May-2019 17:55
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i just bought that AOC monitor and for the first day it looks big then you dont notice the size until you go back to a 24 inch monitor and you wonder how you coped, a bit like a bigger TV. i find it easier to read text and videos look really good, if you do buy it dont throw away the box and packaging in case you have to return it . Highly recommended and you wont find a cheaper 32 inch 2k monitor , i looked everywhere online and nothing was under $400. 





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  # 2248018 29-May-2019 20:27
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QuackPipe:

 

His idea of the perfect monitor is a Samsung C32F397FWE Curved monitor for $343.85

 

 

I'm running this as one of my 4 monitors, and while it wowed me with its size and curve when I first got it, the 1080 vertical resolution after a while started to bother me. The text is definitely not as sharp as on my 28 inch HD monitor. It's fine for moderate gaming, though.

 

The Kogan 32" Ultra HD 4K is available on Trademe for $427 if he wants to stretch the budget a bit. I've got one of these, and it is excellent value for money, and very sharp.


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  # 2248128 30-May-2019 06:39
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AKLWestie: Ask him to check / try twice. 32 inch screen from one meter away is not quite the same as 65 inch from five plus meters away. :)


With my 65” seating is just over 2m away for optimal viewing experience and best field of view.

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