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Jun 15, 2010
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WFH Monitor

Looking for a monitor or 2 for a dual screen setup that won't break the bank for work. I mainly work with spreadsheets/MS Office. I see a lot of gaming monitors here, but Im not sure if those are overkill for work. Also would welcome suggestions to mount the monitor or a stand. Thanks in advance!
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Aug 2, 2004
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You have a budget? How are your eyes? Bifocals yet?

If you can afford it, get a 4K screen. You will really appreciate the real estate for spread sheets.

Otherwise, look for a 2560 x 1440 or at a minimum 1920 x 1200

1080 screens are everywhere and dirt cheap

Look for IPS panels.
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Jun 15, 2010
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Toronto
Gee wrote: You have a budget? How are your eyes? Bifocals yet?

If you can afford it, get a 4K screen. You will really appreciate the real estate for spread sheets.

Otherwise, look for a 2560 x 1440 or at a minimum 1920 x 1200

1080 screens are everywhere and dirt cheap

Look for IPS panels.
My eyes aren't the greatest but not bifocals yet. My budget is about $500, but I have a feeling that's overkill for working monitor not used for gaming. I've never purchased a monitor before, so I'm not sure what's a good deal. I'm fine paying more if needed for quality though. Would like something with good real estate like you mentioned for spreadsheets. I work with multiple sheets sometimes, so I was debating if monitors were cheap enough, to get 2 side by side.
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personally i just took my dual monitors from the office with my VP's permission; i know some other people in the office took their office chairs as well
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qrich4three wrote: My eyes aren't the greatest but not bifocals yet. My budget is about $500, but I have a feeling that's overkill for working monitor not used for gaming.
I suggest you skip the Acer and get an LG IPS screen

500$ is roughly what you expect to pay for a quality 27" 4K screen.

27UK500-W
27UL600-W
27UL650-W

If you want to spend closer to the 500$ mark, go for the 27UL650-W, the 600 and 650 are the same monitors, the difference is the stand. The 650 has a better stand.
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Gee wrote: I suggest you skip the Acer and get an LG IPS screen

500$ is roughly what you expect to pay for a quality 27" 4K screen.

27UK500-W
27UL600-W
27UL650-W

If you want to spend closer to the 500$ mark, go for the 27UL650-W, the 600 and 650 are the same monitors, the difference is the stand. The 650 has a better stand.
Going rate seems to be about $530. For my knowledge, why this over the Acer?
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qrich4three wrote: Going rate seems to be about $530. For my knowledge, why this over the Acer?
LG owns the IPS technology.

IPS (In Plane Switching) gives you the best colour and best viewing angles.

I didn't check earlier, but I just took a look at the Acer posted at Best Buy and it is also an IPS panel. You can't go wrong with the Acer either. It will be an LG panel.

Acer is typically a bargain brand. But there really is nothing wrong with it. Some say LG is also a bargain brand. I like to look at the technology behind it.

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