I Want a Quality 27" 1920x1080 Monitor

Paragon54

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I know that almost every monitor made today is higher resolution, faster, and is sporting either G-Sync or FreeSync. So why do I want one that is prehistoric? In fact I want it for my vision but it has to be quality and have:

- Solid stand that supports height adjustment and 90 degree rotation
- PWM free with no flcker
- Either IPS or VA panel
- Cost is not a factor

I'm using this for my business rig and there will be little or no gaming. The GPU will be an Asus Strix 970. As you can see in my sig I have an Eizo cx-241 that I use another rig where color matching is essential. Is there anything like what I described out there or am I dreaming?
 

Criticalhitkoala

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I got my fiance a BenQ GL2760H and she absolutely adores it. Even giving her the option of having an IPS (Dell u2412) and 27 1440P IPS monitor she still preferred the BenQ over it. I'm one of those guys who no budget is a worry also, and I personally use over 4k worth of monitors for myself, but to be honest I would be completely satisfied with using her BenQ as a business monitor, and for light gaming. WHen she does her Skyrim sessions I watch her once in a while and the monitor looks absolutely stunning for it's price.

Out of curiousity why the Strix 970? Kinda overkill for a non gaming rig. You can easily get a 750ti and still have the same outputs.
 

Paragon54

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I got my fiance a BenQ GL2760H and she absolutely adores it. Even giving her the option of having an IPS (Dell u2412) and 27 1440P IPS monitor she still preferred the BenQ over it. I'm one of those guys who no budget is a worry also, and I personally use over 4k worth of monitors for myself, but to be honest I would be completely satisfied with using her BenQ as a business monitor, and for light gaming. WHen she does her Skyrim sessions I watch her once in a while and the monitor looks absolutely stunning for it's price.

Out of curiousity why the Strix 970? Kinda overkill for a non gaming rig. You can easily get a 750ti and still have the same outputs.

I got a super deal on two of them (for two different rigs )and I also tend to use more than I need
 

brinstar117

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I don't have any experience with this monitor but there's an ASUS VN289H 28" 1080p for $160 after $30 rebate at Newegg. User reviews are generally favorable and it's hard to beat that price. I know it's bigger than you asked for but I figured big is what you wanted.

Monitor at Newegg.com
 

zone74

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If gaming is not a factor, get a 4K screen and run it at 2x scaling.
That will give you a 1920x1080 workspace (big text) but will look significantly clearer/sharper than any 1920x1080 panel that size.

If cost is not a factor, I'd get ASUS' 4K G-Sync monitor, even if you don't plan on doing much gaming.
It has a 10-bit panel, and with G-Sync support you're guaranteed that it will be flicker-free.
 

MechanicalMan

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ew2750z perhaps
I like my EW2750ZL a lot, but the stand doesn't meet OP's requirements, and it unfortunately isn't VESA mountable.

How about a BenQ GW2760HS with a VESA stand purchased separately? I prefer VA myself, and the GW2760HS meets your requirements (27" 1920x1080 flicker-free AMVA) if you purchase a VESA stand separately. As a bonus, it's very inexpensive.
 

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why so low rez??? the pixels are the size of great pyramid....

If your eyesight is bad, large pixels are good. OP probably cannot tell the difference between 27" 1080p and 27" 4k.
 

zone74

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If your eyesight is bad, large pixels are good. OP probably cannot tell the difference between 27" 1080p and 27" 4k.
Low res is always bad. Large text can be good if you have difficulty with small text.
4K with 2x scaling gives you the same size of text as 1080p, but text is considerably sharper and easier to read.
My father, who has vision problems in his old age, has a much easier time reading text on retina displays.
 

Criticalhitkoala

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Low res is always bad. Large text can be good if you have difficulty with small text.
4K with 2x scaling gives you the same size of text as 1080p, but text is considerably sharper and easier to read.
My father, who has vision problems in his old age, has a much easier time reading text on retina displays.

It's not always bad. Plus who are we to force OP to use standards we apply uniquely to our own selves rather than him/her.

I have 3 4k displays in use, 2 1440p, and 4 1080p displays, My fiance who is an animator by degree prefers the 1080p for general browsing and work. Yes the "pixels" are bigger time and time again she prefers their look. Not everyone needs the latest/greatest/best as defined by subjective opinion.
 

zone74

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I have 3 4k displays in use, 2 1440p, and 4 1080p displays, My fiance who is an animator by degree prefers the 1080p for general browsing and work. Yes the "pixels" are bigger time and time again she prefers their look. Not everyone needs the latest/greatest/best as defined by subjective opinion.
And that's with 2x DPI scaling enabled so that items are displayed the same size on the 4K and 1080p screens?
I can't imagine anyone preferring text on a low-res screen to a high-res one.
 

Criticalhitkoala

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And that's with 2x DPI scaling enabled so that items are displayed the same size on the 4K and 1080p screens?
I can't imagine anyone preferring text on a low-res screen to a high-res one.

Yes. On windows 8.1 and 10 2x DPI scaling is not that great. It's okay with text. But icons, info boxes, and UI all of a sudden becomes monstrous and annoying. Windows 2x Dpi scale has a far way to go and looks horrible in Lightroom, Photoshop, Manga Studio, and several programs we use here.

Some pixel don't see pixels as much an issue as others. Kinda like people who swear by 144hz and those who can't tell it from 60hz. Or those who love vacuum tubes in their audio gear, and those who are happy with just a pair of bose speakers. Not to go to off topic but if the OP thinks 1080p is the best for their view point, I don't see a reason to say want he wants is wrong.
 

Paragon54

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That was going to be my next question: Just how good is the scaling? Does the "not that great" scaling grade apply to Windows 7 as well. I actually use Windows 7 because being a System Administrator for a large Healthcare Organization, we are required to use Windows 7 and other tools that are less than contemporary. Given experience with all of the OS's I like Windows 7 the best next to Linux, but that's another whole story.

I like the idea of scaling from 4K to 1080p if there is a good combination that fits within the criteria I'm made to follow. Will the Asus 970 Strix OC be adequate to drive a 4K or scaled 2K?
 

zone74

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That was going to be my next question: Just how good is the scaling? Does the "not that great" scaling grade apply to Windows 7 as well. I actually use Windows 7 because being a System Administrator for a large Healthcare Organization, we are required to use Windows 7 and other tools that are less than contemporary. Given experience with all of the OS's I like Windows 7 the best next to Linux, but that's another whole story.

I like the idea of scaling from 4K to 1080p if there is a good combination that fits within the criteria I'm made to follow. Will the Asus 970 Strix OC be adequate to drive a 4K or scaled 2K?

Avoid scaling if you're still using anything older than Windows 8.1
 

broddy

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I use NEC PA272, got it on sale... i use it in 1080 instead of 1440...1440 makes text just way too small for me. Im in early 30s... I only switch to 1440 when I play games for better resolution, I dont see the point to torture myself trying to read web text in 1440. The text look sharp to me, no difference comparing to 24 inch with native 1080 or 1200. Read the review on prad for details if you like. PWN is in 8kHz range. GB-r LED is pretty nice.
 
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