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Need little help 27'' or 30'' screen?

    • Biqojak
      Joined: 08.01.2013 Posts: 5

      Im intrested in buying a new PC monitor for grinding and maybe to play some games time to time. At the moment Im using 22'' screen with res 1920x1080 and I'd like to go higher something with res of 2560x1440 or higher. But I cant choose which one I should get I have 3 options to choose from.

      1st - HP ZR30w

      its 30'' inch screen but I guess its nothing special compared to some other 30'' screens

      2nd - Samsung S27B970D

      its only 27'' screen but with about the same resolution as the 30'' screens
      its slightly cheaper than the previous one and perhaps its one of the best from the 27'' screens , seen a lot of good responses to this product + takes incredible small amount of energy.

      3rd - Dell U3011

      I seen lot of good responses to this one , also bunch of poker pros has it , but its most expensive out of these and also eats a lot of eletricity so I dont know.

      Which one would you get and why? Do you think I'd have trouble with reading stuff at 27'' screen or should I rather get the 30'' screen.

      Would you buy one of these or get another two 22'' screens?
      Its cheaper but I dont like too much screens around.

      Thanks for any help.

      PS: Im not sure if this is the right thread section so if not move it elsewhere , thanks.
  • 8 replies
    • fuzzyfish
      Joined: 12.01.2010 Posts: 862
      Why not this one:
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,031
      Moved to a more appropriate board ;)
    • serverm07
      Joined: 08.08.2012 Posts: 1,130
      I 100% recommend a 30" monitor. In the future you can add like a 22" on the side for like lobby/skype/porn/music/etc/ or maybe even one on each side. Also dell>>hp if you look on amazon you can find a 30" dell for 1200, or I would possibly be interested in selling one of mine if we have an escrow (mods please delete if this is not allowed sry) I have been using 2 30" for a while but want to switch to 22 30 22. Also make sure your video card can support it.
    • nobby1254
      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 7
      I have the Dell U2711, with 2560x1440 res. Fits 12 tables + the activity field at the bottom. I can read the text ok.
    • Biqojak
      Joined: 08.01.2013 Posts: 5
      Thank you everyone for your help I really appreciate it! :)
    • MatejM47
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      Well my personal preference is two 30'' but thats kind of the most expensive setup. If thats out of your budget then i'd prefer two 27''s over one 30''
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi biqojak,
      I have only recently purchased the Samsung you mentioned and it is superb. I have little experience with most others, my old one being an HP 22" which was fine until I got the Samsung. :)

      Good luck choosing, it's a minefield of jargon for me!

    • Yersh
      Joined: 31.12.2006 Posts: 1,013
      if you want to buy 30", wait Dell will present their new 3014 model w better light anti-glare coating (reduces crystal effect) and better leds for wider color coverage.
      If you want 27" 1440p resolution monitor here is brief overview:
      Dell2711 is old CCFL(lamp) monitor with grainy Anti-glare coating which is only useful if you need wider color support (102%ntsc) and now totally obsolete due to new 2713h.
      the best buy is 2713hm (last year model) led + light AG coating, and no PWM (good for the sensitive eyes), and it's also cheaper than old one. Have normal color coverage (72%ntsc).
      there is new model called 2713h same stuff like light_ag+no_PWM but new leds (like in the 3014) for wide color support (102%ntsc), for the photographers/designers etc.

      Samsung have 2 models:
      S27B970D costs more than usual 27, have standart color coverage (81%ntsc), no PWM, but it's Glossy, so basically it's a mirror, every time screen goes dark you will see your reflection as well as the reflection of the lights in the room. Test if this setup is suitable for you.
      S27A850D older model , but it has the same standart color coverage (81%), no PWM, light anti-glare coating. looks solid overall.

      all of these monitors, as well as 30" models have relatively high input lag, so it's questionable decision if you play computer gamers (resolutions is also high, so high-end GPU is needed).

      You can read about all those monitors on the site.