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1920 x 1080 too small now for PC?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by sculptor, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. sculptor

    Hitman

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 572

    Location: Guisborough

    For over a year now I have been wondering when will monitor manufactures start producing resonably priced monitors with resolutions higher than 1080p.
    PC graphics cards can run 1080p standing on their heads with one arm tied behind their back. Once again it is the consoles that are to blame, that and HD TV, 1080p is a stagnant standard.
    I want a monitor that runs 2560 x 1440 but dosent cost £700+, surely the technology is there to produce a monitor capable of running this res with a price of £400.
    What do you guys think?
    sculptor:)
     
  2. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    You're not the only one :)

    The Hazro HZ27WC is expected on OCUK imminently.
     
  3. sculptor

    Hitman

    Joined: May 29, 2005

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    Location: Guisborough

    Thanks for the heads-up, they certainly look nice monitors, shame about the lack of height adjustment, but the specs are good and if the price is £400 Ill certainly go for one, suppose Id better get in the queue.
    sculptor:)
     
  4. mikeyholt

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2011

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    Location: Berkshire

    1920x1200 seems about average.
     
  5. Auraomega

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 22, 2009

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    Location: Leicester

    The monitors have a lack of adjustment however Hazro are supposedly planning on selling an external stand which can be used which will have height, tilt and rotate movement. Alternatively you could pick up a suitable mount from another manufacturer.
     
  6. Relentless81

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 9,842

    Some people seem obsessed with resolution, for me its a combination of resolution/FPS/eye candy

    I want to run everything maxed on a relatively low budget so I use 1680 and see no reason to go for 1080P unless its 120HZ
     
  7. robj20

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

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    Location: Manchester

    I would rather run at 1080 on my 40", pointless going higher, i have never once thought i would prefer a higher res.
     
  8. Alasdairhurst

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 26, 2010

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    Location: Dublin

    Its not just for gaming though - a higher resolution is extremely useful on the desktop for viewing more of documents, web pages, albums, files/folders, visual studio instances and be able to see multiple web pages/programs at eather side of the screen without them being too thin.
     
  9. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

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    Agreed, for gaming the difference may not be massive (and the GPU power needed is huge)- but for running applications and multi tasking the extra resolution is wonderful as you can fit so much more on-screen at one time.

    Personally I can't wait to get the hazro for £400 - I will be going from 2.3M pixels on my primary monitor to 3.68M pixels (60% increase in number of pixels).
     
  10. eyetrip

    Sgarrista

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    What Hazro is this?
     
  11. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

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    HZ27WC - review here.

    Supposedly it will be available on OCUK shortly and the expected initial price is ~£400 (inc. VAT).
     
  12. eyetrip

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I want!

    Much higher price than I wanted to pay but.....
     
  13. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 23, 2009

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    Yea, me too - but I suppose you do get a lot for your money:

    - 27in size (16:9)
    - High quality H-IPS panel
    - 2560x1440 resolution
    - Glass front - just like the Apple displays and iMac
    - Very low input lag

    That said, it only has one DVI input and doesn't have a built in scaler (to keep the costs down) so it's great if you only need to hook it up to one PC, but if you want to attach it to a console as well then it isn't a good monitor to go for.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  14. Auraomega

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    I originally wasn't even going to contemplate spending £400 on a monitor, but (if it remains at £400) the value is amazing.

    For me the big thing about extra res is how much easier it is to use photo editing tools, I have a 1680x1050 monitor right now which was better than it's predecessor (1024x7??), so a 2560x1440 should be stunning.
     
  15. bfar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 14, 2004

    Posts: 2,442

    1080p at 23 inches is lovely.
     
  16. setter

    Caporegime

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    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    Looks like a nice monitor, im currently on a pretty old va panel benq fp241w, cant fault it though as it's been excellent. Just fancy something a little bigger. This current screen cost me £430.00 over 4 years ago, £400.00 ono for a 27" would be nice.
     
  17. Klo

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

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    Location: South East

    I'm running at 1440x900, so I'd have to say no!

    I hate how small things get when the res is too high on a smallish screen.
     
  18. Combat Fighter

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 6, 2009

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    Location: No Mans Land

    I can't wait to jump up to 2560 x 1440 res and put my 5970 to good use. Since also owning a 27" iMac my PC monitor at 1920 x 1200 res just does not look as good any more.
     
  19. wuyanxu

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 11, 2007

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    Location: Southampton

    people still use 1920x1080 resolution? (1200 users can be excused)

    :D
     
  20. mikeyholt

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2011

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    Location: Berkshire

    I use 1440x900. Come at me.