Needs assessment for 27 inch display.

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  1. proton007

    proton007 Junior Member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. kleinkinstein

    kleinkinstein Senior member

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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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    Throckmorton Lifer

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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.
     
  5. proton007

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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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    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.