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27" 2560x1440 vs 24" 1920x1200 How much more desktop space you get

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by chaparral, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 17,160

    Location: Guernsey -channel islands

    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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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
  2. Helios1234

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 9, 2008

    Posts: 6,368

    Location: London/Camberley

    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.
     
  3. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 17,160

    Location: Guernsey -channel islands

    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..
     
  4. davey767

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 3, 2009

    Posts: 243

    Nice. So tempted to make the move to 27". Still saving but not long left.
     
  5. phytoplankton73

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 16, 2013

    Posts: 28

    Location: Denmark

    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)
     
  6. Rab

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2005

    Posts: 897

    Location: Scotland

    same ? . was thinking about a 27 monitor. but i have bad eyesight
     
  7. phytoplankton73

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 16, 2013

    Posts: 28

    Location: Denmark

    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?
     
  8. shahpor

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 815

    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.
     
  9. Clav

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 10, 2011

    Posts: 2,181

    Location: N.Ireland

    I have normal eyesight and can read stuff on the 27" no problem. Regardless, you can make text bigger in Windows.

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

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 815

    This is a good point that I had not considered. Thanks for the tip.

    Please ignore my noobness :)
     
  11. labcoattech

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 326

    Location: Nottingham

    If you're comparing screen resolution then the test was done correctly
     
  12. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 17,160

    Location: Guernsey -channel islands

    Am guessing this is what you wanted

    27" 2560x1440 & 24" 1920x1200
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    Web page dragged to edge of the screen so it uses half of the screen
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    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  13. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 17,160

    Location: Guernsey -channel islands

    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 ;)
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  14. shahpor

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 815

    Yep, that is exactly what I was after.

    Thanks a lot :)
     


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