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Old 08-08-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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I am thinking about getting a 24" monitor. Bigger is better right? Anyway It will sit at a normal desktop. So I will be right in front of it. Is this to close for a monitor of this size? I was hoping some of you guys had a 24" monitor that you sit in front of and could give me your opion. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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Well, i currently have a 20" monitor and i sit directly in front of it. As it is i think it is overkill and often move my head around the screen to see it all. I imagine an extra 4" would be extreme if you sit right in front of it. That said, this would also put extra strain on your graphics card - unless of course you have a beasty one.
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I Think 19" Widescreen Is Perfect for the average user. I think 24" is Overkill for standard use IMO.
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Default Re: Is a 24" monitor to much?

If you want a monitor that big, then as long as you will make use of it, it isn't too much. As for distance, my eyes are roughly 24" away from my monitors at work (I have a pair of 19" screens, which I personally would prefer to one large monitor) and I'm comfortable with that. At home, my eyes are only 12" from the monitor and I don't particularly like that. It's recommended that you sit at a reasonable distance from them otherwise you risk damaging your eyes.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:54 AM   #5
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How do I know if it will put a strain on my graphics card? The pc is brand new the graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE. Would this graphics card do well?
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I can't see it putting too much strain on the card, although it depends on what you're going to be using the computer for. Just make sure that the card supports the native resolution of the monitor that you want to buy.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:59 AM   #7
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Hmmm, makes me think twice about getting a 24" .. I mean, to be sitting in front of it does mean you'll have to look around quite a lot ^^ .. I'd say go for a 20" as with 22" you don't get anything additional, apart from another 2" .. no higher resolution. Plus, 20" is big enough I guess ... although I will be wanting a 4870X2 and I'm not sure if a 20" would unleash it's full potential enough. Tricky tricky...
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Well i run at 1680x1050 native resolution using a 7600GT. No problems playing non-demanding games such as half life 2, ep 1 ep2, deathmatch and cs:s at max settings (without any Anti-Aliasing; doesnt like it for some reason) but dont know otherwise. Played Lord of the rings online at that resolution on high/very high with little to no problems also. I think it depends largely on what you are going to use the monitor/pc for.
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I have a 24" and absolutely love it! Its perfect for me, not 2 big not 2 small, and you definitely don’t move your head from side to side lol (unless u have it 2 inch away from ur face )

Hope the pic will give u a better understanding.

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My computer monitor works as my T.V., got fancy wireless keyboard and mouse so I dont have to sit so close when I decide to jump on the computer haha. Works awesome for when I play Xbox360 and when I play on the computer. Got like a 22" Samsung LCD
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I'd personally get a 24 inch Dell screen like Zer0cool if I could afford it (You already have an excellent sound system, like me )
It'd probably offer the full 1080p (in TV terms), and so would be fantastic for anything, but yeah, you would need a rather fast card to play for example Crysis at 1080p but most good LCD panels can stretch rather well now too.

I have a 20 inch screen though and love it, which is a 1680x1050 screen
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I love my 24" BenQ...

1920x1200 = sex
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I have a 24" and absolutely love it! Its perfect for me, not 2 big not 2 small, and you definitely don’t move your head from side to side lol (unless u have it 2 inch away from ur face )

Hope the pic will give u a better understanding.

Cheers.

Nice. Good to see what one actually is like.

But DAMN man, that's one big-ass mousemat!
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why stop at 24?
go for glory and get a 32" LCD TV
or a 40" Plasma
thatll get your juices going
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why stop at 24?
go for glory and get a 32" LCD TV
or a 40" Plasma
thatll get your juices going
I second that! I've got a computer hooked up to our 56" in our family room. LOL 'Course that's just for entertainment purposes, PC games are a blast to play on it.

For normal everyday stuff, email, work, internet ... I still use our 19", but I'm looking to go 24" as well, so I'll be watching this thread for what you decide on and if you're happy with it, before I upgrade.
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im happy with my dell 22" ultrasharp
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ive got a 22" and its perfect sized for me i wouldnt imagine how i would use anything bigger or smaller if you think you are going to make use of the full 24" then why not go for it
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Allright, you guys talked me into it. Tommorrow I will be pulling the trigger on a 24". I will let you know what I think. What could it hurt. If I don't like it, then I will return it. what's a couple bucks in gas. Talk to you guys tommorrow.

All right, here's the scoop. I just bought a HP w2408h monitor. And WOW what a difference. I took back a 22' HP monitor and got this one. Holy s___ I really like this. I sit about 2 1/2 feet from it and it is not to big. You don't have to look from side to side to see the whole screen. Well maybe if your a pirate and only have one eye. But if you have 2 eyes your good to go. This monitor works with the ambient light in the room. The brighter the room is the brighter the screen gets. My son turned off the lights in the room and the screen got dimmer. I thought something was wrong with the monitor till I read all the features this had. If you are considering a 24' monitor. Please do not hesitate. It was well worth every penny.
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