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Old 1st Apr 2013, 20:08   #1
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27" 2560x1440 vs 24" 1920x1200 How much more desktop space you get

Here a photo of my 27" 2560x1440 & 24" 1920x1200 monitors with a ocuk forum page dragged roughly half way between them to show the difference of desktop space used up between these two different Resolutions..


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Old 1st Apr 2013, 20:14   #2
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Thanks for that. I have two 24inch 1920x1200 screens and have been mighty tempted by 27inches. But from that picture, I would want to upgrade both at the same time.

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Old 1st Apr 2013, 20:21   #3
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Thanks for that. I have two 24inch 1920x1200 screens and have been mighty tempted by 27inches. But from that picture, I would want to upgrade both at the same time.
Guess am lucky in a way as I never hardly use my second screen so I have it turned off about 95% of the time..

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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 15:14   #4
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Nice. So tempted to make the move to 27". Still saving but not long left.
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 17:02   #5
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Here a photo of my 27" 2560x1440 & 24" 1920x1200 monitors with a ocuk forum page dragged roughly half way between them to show the difference of desktop space used up between these two different Resolutions..
How do you feel about the smaller Pixel Pitch size on the 27", does it feel too small in office applications or in games? (I have normal eyesight)
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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 18:18   #6
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How do you feel about the smaller Pixel Pitch size on the 27", does it feel too small in office applications or in games? (I have normal eyesight)
same ? . was thinking about a 27 monitor. but i have bad eyesight

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Old 2nd Apr 2013, 19:05   #7
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same ? . was thinking about a 27 monitor. but i have bad eyesight
I meant compared with the 24" monitor in the picture. Is the pixel size on the 27" OK for you or do you feel it's a bit too small?
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Old 3rd Apr 2013, 14:30   #8
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Thanks for the comparison.

Perhaps you do another shot? Move the browser to one screen and then change the windows setup to duplicate the displays? That way, you can get a like for like comparison.

Thanks.
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same ? . was thinking about a 27 monitor. but i have bad eyesight
I have normal eyesight and can read stuff on the 27" no problem. Regardless, you can make text bigger in Windows.

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Thanks for the comparison.

Perhaps you do another shot? Move the browser to one screen and then change the windows setup to duplicate the displays? That way, you can get a like for like comparison.

Thanks.
Don't duplicate displays need to be the same resolution? If so it would be kind of a pointless test.

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Don't duplicate displays need to be the same resolution? If so it would be kind of a pointless test.
This is a good point that I had not considered. Thanks for the tip.

Please ignore my noobness
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 09:26   #11
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If you're comparing screen resolution then the test was done correctly
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Old 6th Apr 2013, 08:01   #12
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Thanks for the comparison.

Perhaps you do another shot? Move the browser to one screen and then change the windows setup to duplicate the displays? That way, you can get a like for like comparison.

Thanks.
Am guessing this is what you wanted

27" 2560x1440 & 24" 1920x1200


Web page dragged to edge of the screen so it uses half of the screen

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Old 6th Apr 2013, 08:05   #13
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How do you feel about the smaller Pixel Pitch size on the 27", does it feel too small in office applications or in games? (I have normal eyesight)
The text did feel far to small when I first upgraded from my 24" U2410 ,but after a few days you get used to it..

But now am used to it the text/font size on the 27" feels fine and the text/font on the 24" looks to big

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Old 7th Apr 2013, 12:25   #14
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Am guessing this is what you wanted

27" 2560x1440 & 24" 1920x1200

Yep, that is exactly what I was after.

Thanks a lot
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