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Old 12-12-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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Default Needs assessment for 27 inch display.

Hi All,
I'd appreciate some help here.

I'm currently using a 21.5" 1920x1080 display. I bought it to use with my laptop in extended mode, but now I have a PC, so this is the only display I have.

I find its good for movies etc. but opening multiple windows is kind of tricky because websites typically take up 2/3rds of the screen, that leaves 1/3rd of the screen for another window.

So I'm considering a 27 inch 2560x1440 IPS panel. I'll do some programming (maybe refer to a book as well), gaming (mostly sim racing), and hd movies, along with regular office/internet use.

I'm primarily attracted towards the higher PPI and higher number of lines.

Another way would be to get a 21.5" display like the one I have, side-by-side, but then some say it will become too wide, which would happen regardless of 27" + 21.5", or 2 x 21.5"

So I need your experiences with such a setup, and suggestions.


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Old 12-12-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Dell's UltraSharp 2560x1440 is the end to your search. You can pick up the 27" panel for $630 (normally $800) via promo code: GXGR7B6RJP354G
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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MAKE SURE that Dell doesn't have too grainy an antiglare coating. It matters the most for text, which is what you will use it for.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.
I'm also considering the Asus PB278Q, it has a response time of 5ms.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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Where are you from? Microcenter nearby? For $399, this 27" IPS 2560x1440 can't be beat.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by chimaxi83 View Post
Where are you from? Microcenter nearby? For $399, this 27" IPS 2560x1440 can't be beat.
Hey, I'm staying in Singapore, so no Microcenter here.

The Asus is not available either. Samsung only has the 27B970D which is 1k+.

So that leaves the Dell U2711 (849 SGD) or U2713HM (799 SGD).

Now I'm wondering should I even get a 27", given the limitations in choice.
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