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Caldezar April 23, 2013 08:49 AM

Upgrade From Dual 1080p to Single 1440p?
 
So after reading up quite a bit on the U2713H, including SKYMTL's review here, I'm seriously thinking about upgrading from my current setup. I'm running two U2312HM's side by side. They have been outstanding monitors, and a dual monitor setup makes a HUGE difference for work productivity. (My gaming rig also serves as my home office/work PC)

I'm curious to hear what people's thoughts are on moving from a dual 23" 1080p setup to a single 1440p 27". I know that gaming will obviously be a great leap forward, but I'm also thinking about work environment, day to day, etc. I'll lose the extra screen, but gain quite a bit of real estate on a single screen. Overall this loses me screen space, but how much really? And there something to be said for staring straight forward at a single screen.

Before people suggest keeping my 2 monitors in addition to the new one, that's not really an option as I would sell them to recoup a bit of the cost of switching.

Thoughts?

KaptCrunch April 23, 2013 11:25 AM

or go with projection after selling 2 moniter and zero real estate

lowfat April 23, 2013 11:36 AM

I've always preferred a larger single display over two slightly smaller displays.

Ravenor April 23, 2013 12:41 PM

I have always preferred a single monitor setup as well. To keep productivity flowing, you could always sell the 2 smaller monitor's get a bigger one and sometime down the road pick up a cheap smaller lcd as a secondary monitor.

Mars April 23, 2013 12:56 PM

Really depends on personal preference and your workflow.

My long-term plan is to move from my dual 24" 1920x1200 to a 4K 30" monitor with a secondary 1080p 21" monitor in portrait mode.

Caldezar April 23, 2013 01:49 PM

Hmmm... I'm doing more research and I'm finding a lot of reviews and such pointing me to the Asus pb278q. I'm gonna need to do more reading on that monitor as well.

bigFOIG April 24, 2013 12:11 AM

You can fit more stuff on 1080p x 2 than 1440p. I used to run on dual 24's and then ran a single 27" 1440p. The IPS panel was so much better than my old TNs but I found myself missing a second monitor quite often. 2 monitors is much better for productivity than 1 monitor as I'm sure you already know.

Now I run an IPS 1440p alongside one of my old 24" 1080p's and I have everything I need. Soon to upgrade the 1080p into another IPS 1440p when I have the money.

Here's how I see it. If your set up is strictly for productivity, IMO your set-up now is better. If you want better picture quality and better entertainment experience, go with your Asus 27".

I know you said that you can't keep all the monitors, but how about keeping one? A 27" PLS along side one of your existing 1080p's should be the best option. Best of both worlds?

muse108dc April 24, 2013 07:42 PM

For me personally I currently have a 3 monitor setup with a 22 in the mid, 20 and 17 on either side an am planning on moving from the 22 to a 27 and keeping the other 2. So its a bit simpler for me but is there a reason you won't be keeping either of you older monitors as a secondary?

You will be loosing some real estate for sure but in my experience a bigger primary is better than splitting it between 2 smaller displays.

Supergrover April 24, 2013 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by bigFOIG (Post 705177)
You can fit more stuff on 1080p x 2 than 1440p. I used to run on dual 24's and then ran a single 27" 1440p. The IPS panel was so much better than my old TNs but I found myself missing a second monitor quite often. 2 monitors is much better for productivity than 1 monitor as I'm sure you already know.

Now I run an IPS 1440p alongside one of my old 24" 1080p's and I have everything I need. Soon to upgrade the 1080p into another IPS 1440p when I have the money.

Here's how I see it. If your set up is strictly for productivity, IMO your set-up now is better. If you want better picture quality and better entertainment experience, go with your Asus 27".

I know you said that you can't keep all the monitors, but how about keeping one? A 27" PLS along side one of your existing 1080p's should be the best option. Best of both worlds?

Agreed, I went from a 3x 22 to a 27 and ended up having to add a 22 back into the mix, (portrait mode mind you, works pretty good alongside my U2711) once you go from a multi-monitor setup to a single it is hard to get used to, I hated having to minimize what I was working on or flipping through windows.

Shadowmeph April 24, 2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 705041)
or go with projection after selling 2 moniter and zero real estate

How would one do that what I mean is what would a person need to have a decent setup what are the pros and cons?


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