27 Inch Monitor?

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  1. Topper macrumors 65816

    Topper

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    There has been a lot of discussion about 30" monitors, does anyone have a 27" monitor that they are pleased with?

    I really don't want to spend the money on a 30" monitor.
    I also don't think I need that much real estate.

    The monitors that I am considering so far are:
    Dell 2709W
    Dell 2707WFP
    Samsung SyncMaster 275T
    LG W2753V-PF

    The problem with 27" monitors (if I read correctly) is they have a larger pixel pitch than normal even for 30" monitors.
    They have VA panels instead of the IPS panels of the 30" monitors.

    If I have to get a 30" monitor, it will be a toss up between the Dell 3007WFP-HC and the HP LP3065.

    Sorry, I can't afford a 30" ACD.
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  2. Topper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And the winner is...

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    After reading quite a few hours of reviews:
    My 1st choice is Samsung's 275T+ 27" monitor.
    My 2nd choice is HP's LP3065 30" monitor.

    I am in no hurry so I'll be looking for them in refurbished condition.
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    p.s. Note that I said Samsung 275T+, not the 275T.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Just a little aside: Are you sure you want a 27"? It's just a 24" with bigger pixels. You won't really get any more real estate with it.

    Go with your number 2 choice, as that's 2650x1600 over 1920x1200.
     
  4. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    Give me a 27" over a 24" any day of the week! The text on 24" monitors is tiny because of the dot pitch.

    Are you based in the UK? I know where you might be able to pick up a 2nd hand 27" Dell that's hardly been used..
     
  5. thepawn macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2707WFP-HC, but the 275T is better response time...

    I love my 3007WFP-HC, lag is minimal (I play games on it), but I'm also not a photo-nut, so I have not "color tuned" all my stuff the way some others do here. From a gamer perspective, it works great. :)
     
  6. Topper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I may.
    Get this one, at one time the LP3065 was being sold refurbished for $699.
    That I would jump on in a heart beat.[​IMG]

    Unfortunately, no I am not, thank you though. :)
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  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    That never distracted me, but I guess that really depends on what you're using the monitor for. Some graphics designers find a higher dot pitch to be distracting, not to mention the extra desktop real estate of a 27" display versus a 24" display of the same resolution. In my mind, I'd get the 30" Dell if those were my choices (AND if you were willing to part with the extra cash). It has a better panel than the other models listed AND it does 2560x1600.

    I run two HP LP2475w displays (24" with H-IPS panels). I've been very pleased with these and they were about $600 each on Amazon.
     
  8. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    I find a 24 dot pitch fine... although I do have a 17 at that res (umbp) so that might be why I find a 24 just peachy for 1920x1200
    I would go for the 30 over the 27 though, more real estate is always better:D
     
  9. Topper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I read a lot of reviews and the HP LP3065 matched up very favorably with the Dell 3007WFP-HC.
    I noticed that both the LP3065 and 3007WFP-HC were being sold refurbished for under $800.
    If I can find that deal again, I'll probably go for it. And it won't matter to me if it's Dell or HP.

    This is what AnandTech had to say, "All other things being equal - and in our testing we would have to say that the Dell 3007WFP and HP LP3065 are in a dead heat - price and features are going to usually be the determining factors on what LCD people want to buy. In the features department, we definitely give the edge to HP, but this will really only matter to people who plan on using more than one computer with the display. Otherwise, you could basically purchase either of these LCDs and be happy."

    Retrevo.com found 27 expert reviews of the Dell 3007WFP.
    They say that those reviews add up to a 82% approval rating.


    Retrevo.com found 23 expert reviews of the HP LP3065.
    They say that those reviews add up to a 83% approval rating.

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  10. poobah macrumors member

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    I have a Dell 2707 that I rather like.
    Yes, same pixel res as a 24, but that's a plus for my aging eyes :p
    I'd take it over a 24" any day of the week.
     
  11. Topper thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I looked at the 2707WFP. It appears to be a very nice computer.
    Most reviews thought the image quality is excellent. The negatives were that it has a few less features than it's rivals.
    What do you think about the new 2907W? Basically the same as the 2707?
    I assume with everything else being equal you'd prefer the 3707WFP?
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  12. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    The newer model has a 'cheaper' look and feel, plasticy.

    The silver 2707 was the best, even a little nicer than the 3008 imo. But as a monitor the 3008 is just the bees knees :D
     
  13. poobah macrumors member

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    And hey, the silver bezel matches my Mac Pro :D

    A guy at work has the 2907, I'd say the picture quality is the same. The new one does have quite the selection of inputs tho (2 DVI, vga, hdmi, displayport, component, composite, svhs).

    Got my 2707 as a refurb- cheap, free shipping, works great, 3yr warranty.
     
  14. thepawn macrumors 6502

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