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networkn
02-27-2011, 12:46 AM
Hi There!

I currently have 2 x 245B Samsungs and a 2443BW Samsung connected to my HD6970.

I am going to replace them as my father in law wants my 245B's and one of my staff wants my 2443BW.

Originally I was going to purchase 3 x 2443BW+'s but then I thought that if I had to replace them all, then I could start from scratch.

12 Months ago before the baby was born I was doing 40% gaming, 40% Office Work, 20% Video Playback (DIVX/XVID).

Right now I am doing 80% Work, 15% Playback of the same type of video and 5% gaming. I do however want a faultless gaming experience when I do get to play.

At the office I have 2 x ZR24W and they are fantastic. I can get these for around $470 Kiwi, and the 2443bw+ for $350 Kiwi.

I have been told that 1900x1200 monitors are done with (I like 1900x1200) and that I should buy 1900x1080 Monitors with LED Backlighting as they are cheaper and better, but I am not entirely convinced. I was also told that new games won't have 1900x1200 support.

I don't want Dell, but within reason will consider anything else.

Primary, with it's IPS-S Screen the HP Monitor seems good, but I am not 100% convinced it's flawless in gaming.

Should I get a 1080 or 1200 monitor? Should I get TN or IPS and are there any other monitors I should consider.

Thanks in advance.

SexyMF
03-05-2011, 01:01 PM
You loose a lot of space for the OS view when using 16x9. IMO it is a horrible resolution. Then again, tripple setups to me look bad anyway. Massive bezels, Fisheye distrotion etc. Better off to purchase a projector.

crazy1323
04-20-2011, 09:47 AM
You loose a lot of space for the OS view when using 16x9. IMO it is a horrible resolution. Then again, tripple setups to me look bad anyway. Massive bezels, Fisheye distrotion etc. Better off to purchase a projector.

While a projector is great for physical size of the display, they are mostly limited to 1080p resolution with only 2MP without spending crazy money.

Now, while physical size is great, it is very tough to beat pure pixel count. I run triple 22" monitors (1680*1050 each) for a total of 5.3MP.

There have been a few studies done and it seems that there is a significant correlation between productivity and display space in pixels, not size.

SoulsCollective
04-20-2011, 10:56 AM
Having gone from 1920x1200 to 3x1920x1080, I can say that I really don't notice the lack of the extra 120px vertical height that often. Occasionally when viewing webpages, or word documents, but for the most part the awesome increase in FOV more than makes up for missing pixels. And in the worst-case, you could always rotate the monitors into portrait mode for 3240x1920.

May I ask why you're so against Dell screens? They're really nice, great panels, slim bezels, and you can pick them up for awesome prices on the occasional sale Dell do for their Aus/NZ customers (for example, I got all three of my U2311H's delivered for AUD $700).