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Old March 28, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Default 27" vs 24"

I'm building a new rig, and I was wondering if a 27" monitor is too big for 1080p res up close? Also wondering if 27" is worth the extra $$$, I could get a very good 24" monitor for my budget (around $350), but just a very average 27" (refurb ok). I love LED because I'm energy conscious, and trying to use less, but not a dealbreaker necessarily, but usually LED monitors are going o be better quality over a TFT model. I saw a refurb Samsung T27A300 (LED) for $220, and 5 response time..not the best gaming choice but not horrible....any ideas for the sweet spot choice?

After reading the link below I'm not sold on 120Hz, it seems like more of an extravagance for my needs:
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Old March 28, 2012, 10:38 PM
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Personally 1080P is too low for anything higher then 24", if you have $350 for a budget i would take a look at a U2412M, 1920x1200, IPS & 24".
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Personally 1080P is too low for anything higher then 24", if you have $350 for a budget i would take a look at a U2412M, 1920x1200, IPS & 24".
This. Quality over quantity. U2412 is right down your alley.
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Old March 28, 2012, 11:01 PM
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This. Quality over quantity. U2412 is right down your alley.

this monitor looks great but the 8ms response time scared me for gaming. Although ghosting doesn't really bother me as much. I got so accustomed to using my current Samsung 172T 17" from like 1997, LOL but

The 172T did last me a looooong time, but it totally sucks now, i mean it bothers me its so small, and only 4:3.
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Old March 28, 2012, 11:19 PM
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After reading some reviews I'm sold on this dell.....Thanks guys. plus the GTX680 has display port, plus it leaves my HDMI port open for my TV for playing Blu-ray. I SHALL OWN IT!!!
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Old March 28, 2012, 11:39 PM
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8ms won't really be noticeable for gaming, if you're a casual gamer then it wont be noticeable at all. Plus the IPS & LED backlit will look beautiful.
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I have a 24.5 Samsung HD2570 is quoted responce of 5ms, 8ms can be noticeable as mine is noticeable often enough even running 58-75FPS, though mine is a TN not IPS which probably makes a difference. 24 at 1920x1080 27 I would strike for AT LEAST 1920x1200, responce time is important as alot of them are quoting grey to grey not color shift which OBVIOUSLY for gaming matters ALOT.
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Last question....

The U2412m doesn't have an HDMI, which is fine, but I was wondering how this monitor supports 1920x1080 blu-ray playback? does it render true 1920x1080, or is there some kind of scaling to 1920x1200 involved? This 16x10 format is above my pay grade.
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It just has the black bars when playing, it still plays in 16:9 unless specified not to.
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Old March 31, 2012, 11:01 AM
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I just bought the Dell U2412M monitor!!! from Dell, over the phone....Got it new for only US$279.63(Free shipping), the same price as refurbished. It's on sale ($40 off) and I used a 15% off coupon code. so happy, it's a pretty sweet monitor. Thanks for the help guys
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