What monitor setup should I buy?

Jeremy

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So right now I'm using a 21.5" 1080p monitor and am looking to upgrade. I have a budget of around $500-600 usd at most. I really like the idea of having two monitor workspaces so I need some opinions on what you think I should get..

Here's a few options
two 24" 1080p monitors (i hear having two 27" 1080p is too much on the eyes? - lolwut)
or
two 27" 1080p monitors (particularly these ones - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009424)
or
one 27" 1440p monitor (such as this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2RY10G0367)
 

Arseny

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One 2560x1440 monitor has the same pixel count as two 1920x1080 monitors. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the amount of real estate I get without any bezels separating my monitors.
 

Jeremy

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@Tyrone Do you think I should spend the $100 or so extra to get a more trusted brand? It sounds like 1440p is well worth the extra money :eek:
 

Arseny

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Do you think I should spend the $100 or so extra to get a more trusted brand? It sounds like 1440p is well worth the extra money :eek:
Up to you, really. Honestly, I'm a bit of a risk taker; I'd grab of the cheap 1440p Korean monitors from eBay.
 

Jeremy

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@Tyrone Would you happen to know what the difference between IPS and PLS would be? Is one better than the other or is there hardly a difference?
The first column is QNIX (not perfect pixel) and the second is Crossover (perfect pixel)
 
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Spank

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Just to throw this out there, from wiki.
Advantages[edit]
  • IPS panels display consistent, accurate color from all viewing angles and without having any blur.
  • Unlike TN LCDs, IPS panels do not lighten or show tailing when touched. This is important for touch-screen devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
  • IPS panels can process high speed signals without data loss by using copper wiring with low resistance values.
  • IPS Panels offer clear images and stable response time.
Disadvantages[edit]
  • IPS panels require up to 15% more power than TN displays.
  • IPS panels are more expensive to produce than TN displays.
 

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So right now I'm using a 21.5" 1080p monitor and am looking to upgrade. I have a budget of around $500-600 usd at most. I really like the idea of having two monitor workspaces so I need some opinions on what you think I should get..

Here's a few options
two 24" 1080p monitors (i hear having two 27" 1080p is too much on the eyes? - lolwut)
or
two 27" 1080p monitors (particularly these ones - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009424)
or
one 27" 1440p monitor (such as this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2RY10G0367)
Just buy the one that's best for you. Don't spend too much though.
 

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Would you happen to know what the difference between IPS and PLS would be? Is one better than the other or is there hardly a difference?
The first column is QNIX (not perfect pixel) and the second is Crossover (perfect pixel)
You won't notice a difference, realistically; they're very similar. Below, you'll see a decent video overview on the various types.

 

Arseny

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You'll probably have a bit of bleeding. But, I'd be shocked if it was anything too terrible ;)
 

Jeremy

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Just thought I'd update whoever cares:

My 1440p monitor arrived today. I must say I'm very impressed with the quality. There is not a single dead pixel and just a tiny bit of backlight bleed on the bottom left corner (only noticeable if you are looking for it). Only cons about the monitor is the stand is a bit wobbly (which I expected from the reviews), and the audio is very quiet, but that's what external speakers are for :)

 
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Jeremy

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Now that it's a bit darker out, I do notice a bit more backlight bleed than I did earlier. But YOLO still a great monitor. (Its the monitor on the right)
 
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