New PC Monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by max2, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Which size should I get and which resolution ?

    Not really gaming that much and when I do I play older games from 2009 to 2013.

    My current GPU if it matters is a GTX 1070

    Currently have a 24" monitor.

    Budget $700
  2. AdamskiUK, Oct 16, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017

    AdamskiUK macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    Might be unpopular here (BUT OMG IT'S NOT GLOSSY, MADE BY LG, HAS 37 TB PORTS) but I wholly advocate Dell's Ultrasharp line - awesome build quality, TB & HDMI ports w/ USB extensions, great panels (with HDR in the newer ones). They have a 1440p 25" (16:9) monitor out that's very slick. I use their 1080p 24" (16:10) monitor - biggest selling points is support of 16:10 --> more vertical screen space --> useful for people who actually use their computers for work -- good programmers love 16:10, for example.

    You need only look on Amazon to see how much people still trust Dell for monitors - they're all within your budget, too.

    Secondary to that, especially for gaming, I put stock in AOC - cheaper, good screens, low latency. Lower build quality
  3. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    What do you use your computer for? What does your current monitor lack? good recommendations need more info. For example if it was because of weak eyesight you would want one with bigger pixels, but if it was image editing then more pixels would be important.
  4. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I have had good luck with Dell, and happy with my purchases. Currently using 2715Q, though it sits next to a 5-year old 24-inch. An 8-year old 24-inch also in use. The latter 2 under less demanding circumstances.
  5. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    Micro Center had the CHG90 on sale for like $800...go big or go home baby!
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I think you should get an 11' monitor. They take up less space and in the server room yo never ned graphics and just use them in text mode.

    But on the other hand if you only use is to watch movies a 1080P resolution is enough.

    But if you do any video or image editing it would be nice to have 4K

    I like my 27" iMac. Size and resolution is about right for what I do most, software development with about three text screens up at once.

    OK, you get the point? Which is best depends on the intended use. All you told us is that games are not a priority. what is the priority? $700 is a high budget if you are just reading emails.

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