Damage wrote:Don't try to game the requirements by posting everywhere, guys, or I'll nuke you from space.
superjawes wrote:Could you link what you're looking at? I pulled up U3011 and U2711 and saw 2560 x 1600 and 2560 x 1440 (as opposed to 1920x1200/1080).
Otherwise, I tend to focus on size given a particular number of pixels. Larger is going to be easier to see some things, and you can step farther back from larger monitors before things start to become unrecognizable. I would only pass on the larger monitor if the cost was too high, but you've already said that the price isn't so much a factor for you.
DeadOfKnight wrote:I dunno though, I kind of just want a bigger monitor. My PC desk doubles as my entertainment center since I live in a single room in a barracks and don't have room for much else. Looking at the dimensions the 27" is not much taller than my 24", but it's much wider. I didn't realize that the 30" was so much bigger than the 27 in width as well. 16:10 always wins the aspect ratio debate regardless of how well it's supported because a 2560x1600 monitor can still be forced to output 2560x1440 if it is desired, although it does cost more and some people can't stand black bars for whatever reason.
If your willing to drop a grand on the 27" , why not spend another 400 and get the 30" , which I'm guessing is the one you really want.
Airmantharp wrote:I picked the ZR30w for less lag, but I don't have a PS3 to hook into it, so I understand where you're coming from. Also, barracks? You haven't made it to Sergeant yet?
Chrispy_ wrote:Yep, you've pretty much summed it up there: Taller for work, wider for fun.
Synchromesh wrote:To OP: U3011 is awesome. It's definitely worth the money. On the other hand, Dell does discount this screen on occasion. I paid about $1200 for mine last year iirc so just wait for the next discount and you can save a few bucks.
Chrispy_ wrote:If you just want "bigger" and you plan mostly on gaming/entertainment, why not pick up a nice 32" HDTV? Games will certainly run better at that 2MP resolution than they do running at 2560-by-anything.
It's not as ridiculous as it sounds to use an HDTV as your primary screen, unless your barracks room really is tiny. I'm sitting on the sofa six feet away from an HDTV right now. I bought the 27" for my home-office but I spend as much, if not more time on the sofa.
Assuming you have a room at least six feet wide, slap an HDTV opposite an armchair and invest in a good wireless mouse and keyboard, as well as one of those trays with a beanbag base. I upgraded from the beanbag tray by asking the girlfriend to make me a neoprene cover for what is essentially a small plank of wood and some foam backing, but those breakfast-in-bed trays are pretty awesome as an off-the-shelf solution.
Ryu Connor wrote:You won't be able to see the pixels on the 30" even sitting right in front of the monitor.
Speaking as a 3008wfp owner.
Speaking as a 3008wfp owner.