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What's your ideal monitor size for work?

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What's your ideal monitor size for work?

I've been meaning to get a new monitor as the prices are pretty low right now. I've been looking at the 32 inch one posted on hot deals but im afraid it might be too big, and at 1080p, the resolution too low. Anyone had that experience?
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For work, 24" is enough for me and it gets the job done. For gaming, 24" for 1080p, 1440p I find requires a 27" monitor.
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Zero1 wrote: For work, 24" is enough for me and it gets the job done. For gaming, 24" for 1080p, 1440p I find requires a 27" monitor.
This. I’ve got a 24” 1080p monitor at my desk in the office, and a 28” 1440p monitor at home. I much prefer the 28”. Would probably like a 4k monitor in that size or 32”... I wouldn’t get a 27”+ monitor at 1080p, though.

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27" - 32" at ideally 4K.
This assumes you're around 18" - 24" away from your monitor.

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Depending on what your work is but I'd say 27 - 28" at 1440p would be perfect. Or those 29+" ultrawide, super-ultrawide.
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2x22" monitors.
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It also depends on the users eyesight. For my folks, they love the 27" 1080P monitor as the fonts are large and text is still pretty crisp.

At work and at home, I have 2x 24" 1080P monitors along with a 14" 1080P monitor on my laptop.
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It greatly depends on your intended use but for productivity tasks i prefer dual 22/24". 1920×1200 resolution. IPS. PWM free. Anything bigger I've found awkward.
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hightech wrote: It also depends on the users eyesight. For my folks, they love the 27" 1080P monitor as the fonts are large and text is still pretty crisp.

At work and at home, I have 2x 24" 1080P monitors along with a 14" 1080P monitor on my laptop.
I have a 27" 1080P monitor - lets me have two documents/windows side by side. I didn't want to have more than one monitor (plus my laptop screen) so it works well.
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teamocil wrote: It greatly depends on your intended use but for productivity tasks i prefer dual 22/24".
This is me, except with many many more monitors.
Minimum 3 or upwards of 8 for a single workstation, but again it depends on what you're doing.
They're small enough that you can fit a bunch of them but large enough that you can still use them efficiently.
27" is about the sweet spot for gaming
Just wide enough to cover my range of vision based on where I'm sitting but cheap enough for me to be cheap.


1080p minimum resolution. I wouldn't mind trying 4k for a monitor, but I'm already commited now so nothing new until stuff starts dying.
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Also check the pixel pitch on those 4k monitors. If it is too small you have hard time reading text. If you mainly using for gaming or watching movie, then it is fine but when comes to doing programming or photoshop it can be annoying.
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24 inch, I look at screen all day, don't want too small nor too big.
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2 x 22" is what I use. Any more and it takes up too much real estate on my desk.
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I use a 27" but I could easily stand for a 32" and I saw Costco had a 32" Dell for just over $200, makes multi-tasking easier if you have the engine to power it up.
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PatK621 wrote: I use a 27" but I could easily stand for a 32" and I saw Costco had a 32" Dell for just over $200, makes multi-tasking easier if you have the engine to power it up.
32” and 1080p is relatively pointless for work. IMHO. Depends on how good your eyes are, I guess.

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george__ wrote: Dell UltraSharp U3415W

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I'm going to guess that if the OP was looking at 1080p 32" monitors, a $1300 monitor will be a significant budget stretch... :)

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CNeufeld wrote: I'm going to guess that if the OP was looking at 1080p 32" monitors, a $1300 monitor will be a significant budget stretch... :)

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