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Optimal screen size for 1440

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Dallies, 20 Aug 2021.

  1. Dallies

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    What would you guys say the best screen size is for 1440 please?
     
  2. Captain_Bosh

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    27" or smaller IMO.
     
  3. SonicSW20

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    32 at the largest, but your viewing distance is a factor.
     
  4. Dallies

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    Thanks for the replies. Im looking for the screen size that 1440 Res fits natively without any upscaling or anything like that. Also I will be sitting at a desk with the monitor directly in front of me. So would you say 27 inch is about right? I currently have a 43 inch 4k TV but my graphics card struggles at 2160 and I recon its not doing my eyes any favours sitting on top of it.
    Thanks.
     
  5. EsaT

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    So is propably nearly everyone...
    What's the distance from which you would watch monitor?
     
  6. Dallies

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    About 3 feet.
     
  7. Cadder

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    I've got a 27" 1440p monitor and it's impressive, despite being cheap.
    I should have two but one developed a dead pixel line. Did I mention the units are cheap? :rolleyes:
     
  8. EsaT

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    Then 32"
    27" is tiny from that distance and 2 feet would start to be tolerable distance for good immersion.
     
  9. Buffalo2102

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    Fine margins and everyone is different but I have concluded that 32" is just too large for 1440 at 3 feet (for me) - definition loss is too much. I wouldn't go larger than 28" personally.

    I'm used to 4K though so I'm probably making an unfair comparison.
     
  10. whitecrook

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    Just fyi, 27” looks the same size as 24” if you move it about 10cm farther away. Distance to screen is much more a factor than actual screen size
     
  11. Dallies

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    Will a 32' have a native resolution of 1440? I ask because before the 4k TV I had a 32' panel that was advertised as a 1080 gaming monitor, yet its native resolution was not 1080! So when I set the games resolution to 1080 the picture was terrible! I just want the image to be as crisp as possible.
     
  12. Cadder

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    32 foot is a decent sized monitor.
     
  13. Dallies

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    Yea but from where I'm sitting I can only see the middle of it
     
  14. sybaris

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    +1 for 27"
     
  15. dave28

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    i have a 27" one and find it a great combo
     
  16. The_Arbiter

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    32" for the immersion, but that's leaning back or sat up right on the chair as opposed to leaning over desk. Leaning over desk 27" preferable.

    I went from 27" 1080 to 32" 1440.

    No regrets.

    Can i see the pixels? Dunno, i play pixelated games half the time. But lack of AA in newer titles is obvious if i turn those edging settings off. YMMV.
     
  17. Haggisman

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    34" ultrawide, same height as 27" but an extra 30% width :)

    If you want to keep the 16:9 ratio then I would say 27"
     
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