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Old January 5, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Hi guys, I have been looking at a bunch of 24" and 27" LED monitors. I found a few interesting ones, but I can't decide between 24" or 27". What would recommend? I will use it mostly for movies and internet, but also some gaming (e.g. BF3).

Also, is there a particular monitor that you use and would recommend?
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Old January 5, 2012, 11:20 AM
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personally i have been loving my asus one. the ML238.
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personally i have been loving my asus one. the ML238.
What do you use it for?
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Old January 5, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Old January 5, 2012, 12:17 PM
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Btw, so far these are the two I like: Acer S243HLAbmii and Iiyama ProLite E2473HDS-B1. Iiyama ProLite also has the same monitor in 27". There are a few others I like but they are no longer available, among which are the Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 and the BX2450L.
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Okay guys, I looked at some more monitors and basically have to choose between these two: Asus VE258Q and Asus VE278Q. As you can see one is 25" and the other one is 27". Yes 25, not 24.

Here is a side by side comparison (sorry it's in Dutch but I guess you can kind of guess what everything is):
Tijdelijke vergelijkingstabel | Hardware.Info Nederland

The 27" version is about 70 euros more expensive. There are some other differences in the specification which I don't have any knowledge of. Obvious size differences, and the power consumption.

Both monitors received good reviews (newegg) and the only thing I would like to know from you is which would be better, 27" or 25"?

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Doesn't load the stats or the webpage.

IF native res is still going to be 1920X1200 or 1920X1050 then go smaller. I find that the monitors that are 27" but only 1080P are very 'grainy' and seem 'stretched' when in operation. You get lots of re-estate but at the sacrifice of quality in picture.

My thoughts at least, but the 25 would probably be better suited.

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Doesn't load the stats or the webpage.

IF native res is still going to be 1920X1200 or 1920X1050 then go smaller. I find that the monitors that are 27" but only 1080P are very 'grainy' and seem 'stretched' when in operation. You get lots of re-estate but at the sacrifice of quality in picture.

My thoughts at least, but the 25 would probably be better suited.

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Sorry about that, the link does seem to work for me, if not try this one: Tijdelijke vergelijkingstabel | Hardware.Info Nederland

And yes, both monitors are 1920x1080.

So what you are saying is that the 27" version has bigger pixels thus making the image look kind of stretched?

EDIT: the only difference in the specs is that the 27" has a contrast ratio of 10.000.000 : 1 and brightness of 300 cd/mē whereas the 25" version has 50.000.000 : 1 and 250 cd/mē.

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Old January 6, 2012, 02:39 PM
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contrast ratios by the manufacturer is unreliable partly because there is no set standard for measuring them. You shouldnt compare based on this in making your decision. as for brightness, im not too sure but my sammy p2270 rated at 250 gets pretty bright. do you have a store you can go to in order to look at them? imho, thats the best way to buy monitors besides reading user reviews for known issues.
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contrast ratios by the manufacturer is unreliable partly because there is no set standard for measuring them. You shouldnt compare based on this in making your decision. as for brightness, im not too sure but my sammy p2270 rated at 250 gets pretty bright. do you have a store you can go to in order to look at them? imho, thats the best way to buy monitors besides reading user reviews for known issues.
I wish I could, but most stores don't have these kind of monitors in stock, usually they order it from suppliers.
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