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Displays 2560x1440 displays Budget of £700

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sharpethunder, 6 Oct 2011.

  1. jizwizard

    jizwizard Modder

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    well i am saying its crap!

    only joking wish i could get away with buying one but the missus would be seriously pissed if i spent that much on a monitor. what she cant see in my case she dont know.
     
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  2. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    just gonna chime in here, a lot of people find 30" too big for gaming. 27" is where most people find a sweet spot at
     
  3. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Too big in what way? I game at 2560x1600 and I love it.

    Do you mean too big because of the extra GPU grunt required, or just visually too big?

    If the latter.... yo crazy fool! Nothing better than gaming on a big, high quality monitor. Personal choice though... however, that extra vertical res does make the top and bottom of the screen less obvious when gaming, and it certainly helps for productivity when doing other stuff.
     
  4. Roskoken

    Roskoken What's a Dremel?

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    Just because i blitzed my wages on a shiny new 590 with plans for Sli in the future doesnt mean to say i have that sort of money lying around spare. Any idea how many hand jobs on park benches thats going to be???

    Oh but wait! if your buying one clearly your Mr.Moneybags the monopoly guy! Why not buy 15 for the in car entertainment system on my solid gold rocket car!!!

    Chances are he stated he is on a budget for a reason.
     
  5. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    If you plan on buying three £700 screens long term... even if you only have enough to buy one now, you can clearly save reasonably large sums of cash regularly. Just save a little more and get a 30" Dell.. that'd be my advice. 16:9 sucks.


    Besides.. regarding his budget...

     
  6. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Not accurate - some (very few) people find 30" too big for a desktop display, which is understandable but applies to a very small minority.

    I'm squarely in the "2560x1600 is a bit big for gaming" camp, but as for physical size I have nothing against 30" - had a 28" on my desk for over 2 years and never once found it too big, not even close. As Pookey said, it's personal preference, but something I will affirm is that the extra pixels really count when you're not playing games - 2560x1600 is A LOT of screen estate, and many people also prefer the bigger pixel pitch (and aspect ratio) of 24" and 30" monitors.

    Nothing wrong with suggesting alternatives to people who start these types of threads, lol - you'd think it was a crime.
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Can't agree more with this. 160 pixels sounds like not much difference, but when you see the difference, it becomes apparent.

    The red marked area is what I'd lose if I went with 1440 vertical res.

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    If you have a choice of either 1440 and 1600 vertical res, you'd be crazy to go with 1440



    +1

    The whole point is you get people putting forward opinions... and hopefully some facts.. and you make your own mind up.
     
  8. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    WTF did you do to my name? LOL :D
     
  9. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    LOL.. absolutely nothing. Just used the quote button as always.
     
  10. sharpethunder

    sharpethunder What's a Dremel?

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    if you want to know i do video editing and some pic as well i play a few games and the 2560x1440 has a lower input lag
     
  11. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Unless you are like a pro gamer or something I doubt you'll notice 2/3ms difference. You will however notice a very big difference between the extra 160px.

    However, if you're budget is £700 then you can't go wrong with a u2711.
    Just cos you can afford it doesn't mean you need it :)
     
  12. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Input lag has nothing whatsoever to do with resolution. Unless you mean the U2711 has lower input lag than the U3011, in which case the difference is not going to be noticeable in reality,
     
  13. |V| 4 L k i 3 R

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    With my experience with a 30" and two 27" monitors (U2711s and a 30XHD), I often find myself pulling screens to the 30" not because it is centered, but because it has those extra 160 pixels on the bottom. They really do make a difference.

    I'm kinda waiting for the XHD to die (again, fixed it once already) to get a 3rd U2711 and possibly flipping them into portrait mode which would give me 4320x2560 :rock:
     
  14. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    To be honest, go with Hazro HZ27WC and get a nice big ass SSD for rest of the money.
    It is fantastic screen, if not going for 2560x1600, then Hazro is worth the money and you keep £300 in the pocket...
    I have Hazro HZ27WC and I love it!
     
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    HP ZR2740w
     
  16. sharpethunder

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    thanks guy for the advice i been looking at 2560x1600 as well now i will wait a month and buy the screen then
     
  17. sharpethunder

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    at 2560 x 1600 what screen would you say are worth it? Because i have looked at the dell and HP and LG
     
  18. j4mi3

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    my u2711 arrived today. really recommend it, excellent colours, and brightness.

    it fits in your 700 budget perfectly and has the exact resolution you are after. it couldnt be more right for you
     
  19. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Yep. Superb panel. Can't fault it. The OP does quite a lot of video editing and other productivity stuff though, so the 2560x1600 option may be worth the extra.

    The 30" sibling would be my first recommendation.. the U3011, but it's quite a price hike above the U2711.

    Do not under estimate the Hazro HZ30Wi-Q though. Once calibrated it's superb! Do get the Q version though, as the non Q version is just sRGB gamut, not wide gamut. Possibly important for photo editing.
     

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