22" or 24" monitor?

  lightfeet 21:43 10 Aug 2009

My 19” monitor has given up the ghost & since my computer is 7½ years old I’ve decided to splash out & get a new system. I am undecided whether to opt for a 22” or 24” monitor & am wondering if the 24“ one is too big, particularly as one sits so close to the screen when on the computer. Amongst other things I shall be doing photo & video editing. Also any recommendation on make/model would be appreciated

  citadel 22:03 10 Aug 2009

I have a 22" monitor and find it just right. there are a lot of cheap ones now but its worth getting a better quality one.

  woodchip 22:17 10 Aug 2009

The Bigger the Screen, the less likely you are to sit up close to it

  GaT7 22:20 10 Aug 2009

24" without doubt! I sit about 30" away from mine & it's fine.

If you require a professional standard monitor though (for accurate colours & good viewing angles) it may be best to get a 22" screen to keep costs down. An e-IPS* based Dell 2209WA click here would be recommended. Possibly cheapest & best place to buy it from is PCBuyIt click here for just over £200 delivered. A similar 24" screen costs ~£425 click here.

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  retep888 22:22 10 Aug 2009

That depends on what you'd do with your PC,the bigger the monitor the more thing you can pack in(you can see).

If you're a gamer and have a decent gx card, the bigger the better.

  woodchip 22:23 10 Aug 2009

The Bigger the Screen, the less likely you are to sit up close to it.

Hears a Good One. Would like this myself.
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Check Details by Scrolling down, it’s a tilt and swivel monitor so you can change from Landscape to Portrait view

  Lightfeet1 11:32 11 Aug 2009

Many thanks for all your help. Certainly provided much food for thought. Am investigating the Dell route.

  Si_L 11:40 11 Aug 2009

I have a 22inch for gaming and that is easily big enough. Like it has been pointed out, if you sit close to the monitor then you won't need a huge one.

  sunnystaines 11:43 11 Aug 2009

recently got a samsung 24" recommended by forum members, well impressed shop around as great difference in price.

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