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Topic # 225635 27-Nov-2017 20:02
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at the moment I'm using a philips 170b (17inch) monitor

 

https://www.cnet.com/products/philips-business-170b-lcd-monitor-17-series/specs/

 

looking to get a new one and with monitors now all widescreen

 

i want something that's about the same height

 

what size should i get ?


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  Reply # 1908669 27-Nov-2017 20:28
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Are you gaming ?? .. what kind of FPS are you getting ? as its just wasting $$$ getting a 144Hz screen and then gaming at 30fps 

 

Do you want G-Sync for your nVidia card or do you have AMD so can use Freesync ?

 

OLED ?  TN or VA ?

 

22" or 24" 1080P are generally the best value but if you can push 1440P content you might benefit from a screen at that resoluton

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG08LHTg0Cc


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  Reply # 1908676 27-Nov-2017 20:40
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Hard to get anything other than 1080p ratio now. You'll get used to it, I did - about 7 years ago now when I got rid of my old monitor.





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  Reply # 1908732 28-Nov-2017 00:28
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GoranZ:

 

Are you gaming ?? .. what kind of FPS are you getting ? as its just wasting $$$ getting a 144Hz screen and then gaming at 30fps 

 

Do you want G-Sync for your nVidia card or do you have AMD so can use Freesync ?

 

OLED ?  TN or VA ?

 

22" or 24" 1080P are generally the best value but if you can push 1440P content you might benefit from a screen at that resoluton

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG08LHTg0Cc

 

 

 

 

sorry should if said its not for gaming just normal stuff

 

just wanted to know what size screen

 

but thanks for the info

 

22" - 24" looks about the right size

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1908913 28-Nov-2017 11:34
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biggal:

 

sorry should if said its not for gaming just normal stuff

 

just wanted to know what size screen

 

but thanks for the info

 

22" - 24" looks about the right size

 

 

 

 

I would recommend a IPS or VA panel in 1080p resolution. Philips or LG or Samsung generally the best bets for warranty support.

 

 

 

These options seem good value and instock at a lot of places

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4000577

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3511006

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=2843930


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  Reply # 1908931 28-Nov-2017 12:14
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24" are a good size these days and for the $$. 

 

Or if you prefer a 17" 4:3 I've probably got something sitting in the garage you can have if your'e in Auckland :)





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