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[Costco] Philips 271E1S 27 in. FHD IPS Monitor @ $159 (save $30)

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[Costco] Philips 271E1S 27 in. FHD IPS Monitor @ $159 (save $30)

Pretty good 27” screen for an inexpensive price. The 2 pack 24” is also reduced. Enjoy!

Product Details

Features:
Screen size: 27 in. (diagonal)
Panel type: IPS
Resolution: FHD 1920 × 1080
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Refresh rate: 75 Hz
Brightness: 250 cd/m²
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Response time: 4 MS
Viewing angle (H/V): 178°/178°
Tilt: 20° - 5°
Display colours supported: 16.7 million colours
AMD FreeSync™
VESA wall mountable

Connectivity:
1 × VGA
1 × HDMI® 1.4
1 × Audio port
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Looking for a 27 inch monitor . I spend between 5 to 6 hours a day for work and play . I have been looking at these the monitor at Costco and these two . Eye strain is getting worse as I age .

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... r=PLP_Reco


https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... k/15046225

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It looks like the 2 pack you refer to is the 24” model.

Still a decent price, but I got excited at the idea of 2x27” monitors for $250.
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Justgimeasec wrote: It looks like the 2 pack you refer to is the 24” model.

Still a decent price, but I got excited at the idea of 2x27” monitors for $250.
Thanks, I updated the post.
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I have an older Samsung TN monitor with an oddball size and resolution of 19inch and 1440x900.

Would this be a noticeable upgrade or should I be looking for something b with even higher resolution?
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bobor wrote: I have an older Samsung TN monitor with an oddball size and resolution of 19inch and 1440x900.

Would this be a noticeable upgrade or should I be looking for something b with even higher resolution?
19" 89.37 pixels per in
27" 81.59 pixels per in

Text crispiness will actually be lower but youll get more space. That being said, i wouldnt go above 24" for 1080p. you can start seeing the pixels and text can start looking jagged. YMMV though. for some people that's fine
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27 and FHD. That's not a good combine. At least you'll need a 2k at this size.
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ibuddler wrote: 27 and FHD. That's not a good combine. At least you'll need a 2k at this size.
I heard this when I bought my 27" a few weeks ago, but it hasn't held true for me at all.

I'm only doing work on it and not gaming, so the experience may differ for others.
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13inches wrote: I heard this when I bought my 27" a few weeks ago, but it hasn't held true for me at all.

I'm only doing work on it and not gaming, so the experience may differ for others.
I have 27in 1440p. Switching to 1080 turns everything into pixels. You def want 2k for 27+
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I have another 27” at 1080p, it’s fine. Just don’t get too close lol! Keep in mind, many 50” TVs are 1080p
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KimiRai wrote: I have 27in 1440p. Switching to 1080 turns everything into pixels. You def want 2k for 27+
+1 with this experience.
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27" and FHD I think is quite perfect for many. Guess it may vary depending on monitor, but I have a 4x 27" monitor setup @ 1080P and love them. With the 24" monitors I had previously, I found myself always zooming in at 125% for some very busy spreadsheets. With the 27" I find it is just perfect. Now, going higher that 27" and still using 1080P, can be quite ugly. I tried a 32" 1080P and it was an "ouch", no thanks. Keep in mind it also depends on what distance you are typically from your monitor. I'm often 3ft to 4ft away (desk is 36" deep + I sit about 1 ft in front of desk).

So it is very subjective. Would I use this setup to photoshop my 4K images, probably not for anything detailed. But for productivity/office style use, they are perfectly fine. And in my opinion a nice step up from 24".

Like others have mentioned, you have 55"+ monitors that still run at 1080p, and in many cases with 720P input sources.

But it is very subjective.
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KimiRai wrote: I have 27in 1440p. Switching to 1080 turns everything into pixels. You def want 2k for 27+

Also depends on the monitor NATIVE resolution. Many monitors can handle lower and in sometimes higher resolutions than their native resolutions, but the quality of the image will suffer substantially. So that is not truly a good test. Many monitors (like higher end NEC) will even display a message on screen warning that you are not using optimal resolution and image quality may be affected.

Is 2K better on 27" and above, sure.. But you won't typically find 2K monitors @ this price. And your video card will need to support 2K (without coming to a crawl).
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So does this mean I need to call in and ask for another $10 price match
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You might want to consider a 43” 4K if you have the room. It’s like having four 22” 1080p monitors. For office work it extra real estate is awesome. Using the snap feature in Win10 I set up a browser, outlook, excel and word all on one screen. Works great for me and you might like it too.

I got the hisense 43” at Costco. It was about $100 more but worth it IMO (287) Rtings gave it a 7.4 as a pc monitor.

90 day return policy too
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KimiRai wrote: I have 27in 1440p. Switching to 1080 turns everything into pixels. You def want 2k for 27+
I appreciate your experience, it certainly carries the voice of others. However I shall repeat myself for your benefit: 1080p 27" has proven to be fine for me.

I don't "def want 2k for 27+"
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13inches wrote: I appreciate your experience, it certainly carries the voice of others. However I shall repeat myself for your benefit: 1080p 27" has proven to be fine for me.

I don't "def want 2k for 27+"
Same here.. 1080p is perfect for my usage also. My work issued laptop has a 4k main screen, and honestly, it is ANNOYING as hell.. Can barely read the popup buttons if I don't set a zoom factor on it. And forget about usable excel spreadsheets.

But it is very subjective. Great for us, but maybe not for others. And it may depend on the monitor and graphics card being used.
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Emporium wrote: Same here.. 1080p is perfect for my usage also. My work issued laptop has a 4k main screen, and honestly, it is ANNOYING as hell.. Can barely read the popup buttons if I don't set a zoom factor on it. And forget about usable excel spreadsheets.

But it is very subjective. Great for us, but maybe not for others. And it may depend on the monitor and graphics card being used.
I love excel on my 4K monitor with 100% scaling. Everything scales correctly, is large enough but blurry, but never flat out unreadable.
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Luyuan20 wrote: I love excel on my 4K monitor with 100% scaling. Everything scales correctly, is large enough but blurry, but never flat out unreadable.
Like I said.. It is all subjective. Not everyone likes the same thing.
And as some of us get older, our eyesight is not what it used to be either Smiling Face With Sunglasses 100+ column workbooks, with 15-20 sheets each, and 1000s of rows, for me is not something I like to stare at in a tiny font.

And don't forget, you have 2 scaling settings... 1 in your Windows Display settings (just above where you set your resolution - which affect all apps), and one in Excel (bottom right of the workbook).
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Emporium wrote: Like I said.. It is all subjective. Not everyone likes the same thing.
And as some of us get older, our eyesight is not what it used to be either Smiling Face With Sunglasses 100+ column workbooks, with 15-20 sheets each, and 1000s of rows, for me is not something I like to stare at in a tiny font.

And don't forget, you have 2 scaling settings... 1 in your Windows Display settings (just above where you set your resolution - which affect all apps), and one in Excel (bottom right of the workbook).
Agree 100%. Thankfully the market can support both options. I know for a fact some of my coworkers ask me to increase font size a huge amount to because my 27" 4K display screen shares into a 1080p stream which they're likely watching on a 14" laptop. Even though MS teams can zoom, because its already only a 1080p stream I can see how it becomes illegible.

Personally I hate huge menu bars and tabs, etc. I want my content taking up as much as the screen as possible. On a 1080p screen, these UI elements just seem huge, especially at 1080p on a 27" screen with 100% scaling.
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