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Looking for monitor advice
« on: May 14, 2020, 09:29:22 AM »
Looking to use up my $200 Dell credit. I can either get a free 24" FHD monitor, a 27" for $50, or a 27" LED for free.

Not a power user in any way; I am really just fine with my 15.6" Lenovo laptop, but I'll always take a free/dirt cheap monitor.

(Will go for the fancy mouse and keyboard in July IYH).

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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 10:32:24 AM »
A: Free > cheap  ;D

B: 27” feels very big, especially if you’re used to laptop screens or 20” monitors.
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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 11:20:54 AM »
I'd go for the "27 if you have a normal (not crammed) office desk. The bigger a screen is the easier to work on it (coming from someone that works half day on a Surface Pro "12.3 screen and half day on a "28 screen...)

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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 11:26:09 AM »


 but I'll always take a free/dirt cheap monitor.


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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 01:34:17 PM »
I'd go for the "27 if you have a normal (not crammed) office desk. The bigger a screen is the easier to work on it (coming from someone that works half day on a Surface Pro "12.3 screen and half day on a "28 screen...)
Unless you're going to end up with two, then I'd go with around 22-24"
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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 05:12:41 PM »
Unless you're going to end up with two, then I'd go with around 22-24"
I use 2 32" and it is amazing.
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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 05:22:03 PM »
Remember. It's not free you pay an annual fee.

Not my annual fee. A relative’s card.

Think 27” FHD is gonna be it.
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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 05:23:31 PM »
Not my annual fee. A relative’s card.

Think 27” FHD is gonna be it.
I personally like 32 over 27
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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 05:55:23 PM »
I personally like 32 over 27
That would wind up a lot more than $50.
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Re: Looking for monitor advice
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 06:10:14 PM »
I use 2 32" and it is amazing.
If you have the space (and the $) that's great!
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