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Question concerning monitor resolution

I have a question concerning the resolution difference between a 24" and a 27" monitor. Currently I have two 24" monitors. I'd like to add another computer with 6 monitors. Most of the screens I watch are divided into 4 charts. The resolution of both 24" and 27" is 1920 x 1080. If this is the case then is it really worth it to get the larger monitors, since the border of a graph that is 10 pixels wide in one monitor will be 10 pixels wide in the other as well? The increase in viewing area will only be marginally better. It will only be marginally better because I will be able to view a 4 pixel wide bar on the 27" as easily as I viewed a 5 pixel bar on the 24", allowing more bars per window, but the borders, text, buttons, etc., will all be relatively bigger. Occupying the same percentage of real estate as on the smaller monitor.

If someone had any thoughts on this I would be most appreciative.
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I believe 24" is the sweet spot for 1920x1080 (or more preferable, 1920x1200).

27" is too big for that resolution, you would want to step to 2560x1440. The sweet spot with price/performance value is the 24".

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I agree with Mike.

One key point though is 1920x1080 vs 1920x1200. The newer cheaper monitors are all optimized for HD which only requires the 1080 vertical. But for what we are doing, this is a bad optimization, as you are losing vertical real estate for your charts. Some people flip the monitor 90 degrees and run in 1200x1900 to get more vertical, but I personally don't like the look as it is not wide enough then.

I actually run at 3 * 2560x1440, which is good, but you really can not stack monitors then IMO. You have to decide what configuration you are running. For four or six, I think Mike is dead on.

Another item to consider is how big the total set up is, and how far away from the monitor you can sit. If you are too close, it can put a lot of strain on your eyes.

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Thanks for the replies. After talking to the rep I was getting the same impression. Thought I would ask if someone with more experience with this exact thing would have some other angles.

My six monitors will be further away. Another two to three feet further away. And I'm mostly 4' - 5' away from the ones I have now. I thought about putting the two monitors in the foreground and the six on another table behind the first two and off to the side a bit. Stacked two high and three wide. I should probably put them a bit higher too.

So basically the consensus is to just stay with the 24". Quite a bit cheaper too of course.
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I believe 24" is the sweet spot for 1920x1080 (or more preferable, 1920x1200).

27" is too big for that resolution, you would want to step to 2560x1440. The sweet spot with price/performance value is the 24".

Mike

Hi guys,

I'm currently running 3 older monitors (22",22", 18") on 1680 x 1050 resolution and could do with seeing more left hand side of the chart, so thinking of upgrading.

Does the above hold true that 24"at 1920 x 1080 or 1200 is still the price/performance sweet spot or given it's an older post, has technology moved on a little ?

I was considering 3 no. 27" with 2560 x 1440 as suggested, though not yet convinced of the benefits over the 24" lower resolution option.

Is Ninja compatible with higher resolution ?

Also looking for a recommendation of a good quality value triple monitor stand for 24 to 27" ?

Any info appreciated,

Many thanks,

Seaeagle

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Hi guys,

I'm currently running 3 older monitors (22",22", 18") on 1680 x 1050 resolution and could do with seeing more left hand side of the chart, so thinking of upgrading.

Does the above hold true that 24"at 1920 x 1080 or 1200 is still the price/performance sweet spot or given it's an older post, has technology moved on a little ?

I was considering 3 no. 27" with 2560 x 1440 as suggested, though not yet convinced of the benefits over the 24" lower resolution option.

Is Ninja compatible with higher resolution ?

Also looking for a recommendation of a good quality value triple monitor stand for 24 to 27" ?

Any info appreciated,

Many thanks,

Seaeagle

That is a very old post. These days, you should be looking for a 30" 2560x1600, or a 40" 3840x2160.

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A pair of these might work.. I'm in the same situation, looking to upgrade monitors, (currently using 3 19" Dell ultrasharp)
I like the idea of a curved monitor....I'm debating 3- 24" or 2- 30" + ...or 1 monster 40" ... or a pair of these 34" CURVED.(BELOW)..


http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34UC97-S-ultrawide-monitor?cmpid=2014HEMonitor_SEM_US_Google_C-Generic_new_Size_154_%2B30%20%2Bmonitors&gclid=CK7Azfu5kcQCFQenaQodpaQAVA

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Curved monitor discussion:
https://futures.io/tech-support/34736-curved-monitors-trading-like-dell-u3415w-lg-34um95-p.html

4K monitor discussion:
https://futures.io/tech-support/34599-4k-monitors-trading.html

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