24" 1080p budget choice for my kid?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by GilmourD, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. GilmourD

    GilmourD [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I don't wanna bust the bank but I don't wanna get the poor kid a turd with shitty viewing angles, either.

    I don't wanna get him the $100 special if you can't look at it from more than 10 degrees off straight on. That said, the kid doesn't need 144Hz G-Sync to play Minecraft or watch YouTube videos.

    1080p at 60Hz with decent viewing angles is really the idea here.

    Let's set a goal for under $150 brand new with warranty. I might be dreaming on that but let's see.
     
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    Almost every IPS/PLS monitor with the flicker free technology.
     
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    Looks reasonable at first glance. 27" is on the large size for 1080p, at only 80DPI pixels will be a bit larger and more noticeable than normal; but that's the price you pay for size while keeping the resolution (and thus needed GPU) low. It's not going to look as nice as 1440p obviously; but there's nothing *wrong* with it.

    Dunno if 75hz operation's available without an AMD GPU for freesync or not. It's a nice bonus if you can take advantage of it, and doesn't hurt anything if you can't.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not too worried about it being too crazy. My other plan was to get a 32" 1080p TV and mount it to the wall behind my son's desk but my wife pointed out that it would probably cause him to crane his neck a lot to look at it and it would be complete overkill. This is definitely a better option. He's not even 8, yet.
     
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    OK, so I got that Dell. It's pretty good. The kid's happy with it. I'd give three thumbs up but my third arm doesn't actually have a hand.