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Old January 18, 2012, 01:49 AM
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I'm moving to either a single 27 or 24 inch panel probably one of the samsung 850d series ones from a 3x23in setup, but I'll need a second monitor for workspace and I'd like it to be portrait and line up relatively cleanly with my main monitor.

Does anybody have any size recommendations or experience with lining up smaller portrait monitor with a larger landscape monitor?

Also in terms of panels is the IPS/PLS really worth the premium/response time? I'd really like a very good main screen with exceptional viewing angle but I don't want to be slightly handicapped when friends talk me into playing bf3.
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Old January 18, 2012, 02:30 AM
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you and me both i spent 1000 $ on monitors to only have one sitting on the side doing nothing kind stupid of me but i dont always think before i buy adn i would love to run portrait mode 3d vision but my monitors have a horrible curve the bottom of them and have had a hard time finding ones that suit my needs so pls any suggestions would be delightfully welcome ( i know dick all about monitors ) XD
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Old January 18, 2012, 04:08 AM
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I've been trying to match a monitors width to height of the sammy 27" 850d or 24" and I'm not find much of a match. I'd like to be less than an +-1" lined up.

And it's a real pain when half the monitors are measured in imperial and the other half are metric.

If anybody has found a good size ratio main-landscape : side-portrait let us know.
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Old January 19, 2012, 07:11 AM
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TV Calculator is a good site to try different popular combinations.

Just put "no image" to see the full image size comparison.
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Thanks 10e, this shows that I'm looking at going smaller than intended with my alt-monitor/monitors or else I'll end up with a giant tie fighter on my desk.

I'm trying to cut down on my desk foot print as my current monitor setup has a 5.6' wing span.
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What really gets me, I how resolution has gone down since my last monitor purchase.

My current monitors are 2048x1152 23in at 10400 pixel/in^2

The monitor I've got my eye on, the 24in 850d is 1920x1200 24in at 8900 pixel/in^2

Where the 27 inch, stretches my budget but brings in ~11500 pixel/in^2

I'm wondering if the 24in 850d would be somewhat disappointing for me as the resolution is less that what I'm accustomed to. As for the 27 inch model the quality sounds appealing but I like my monitors relatively close and I think 27in may be too large for me.

Any suggestions?
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Old January 20, 2012, 04:37 AM
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In actuality the 27" 16:9 form factor has a higher PPI (pixel per inch) than all other size/form factor screens, and begs to be used up close because the dot pitch and fonts are smaller than most other sizes.

The 24" unit has a back-light bleeding issue right now and I'd stay away from it. The 27" is less likely to have this issue.
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