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Is $150 worth going from 3D 24 inch to 3D 27 inch - For gaming/movies

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    If I was going with a 27" it would have to be 2560x1440 (whatever resolution is close to that). So I would personally say save the cash. I have a 24" I've been using as my main monitor for 4 years or so and it has been absolutely fine (1920x1200) so I think you will be fine for that personally. Also, why do you want 3D? I've personally never seen it, but I also don't know if I'd pay the extra just to have it - pretty gimmicky to me. I'd personally go with one of the 27" 2560x1440 monitors from eBay (Catleap, whatever the hell they are) and do it that way.
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    $50 an inch... I don't' know. You will also lose pixel density. Veiwing distance is where screen size comes into play. How far away will you be from the monitor? Probably not enough to justify the $150.
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    If you are going to use for movies the 27 to me is the better choice, I love my Samsung, 3D movies on it are great! If it was just for games then the 24.
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    No. If the 27" was 1440p then I would say so.

    1080p on a 27" looks worse then a 24".
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    This coming from personal experience: yes, it's worth it :)

    To further elaborate: if you enjoy 3D gaming and movies, going for a bigger screen is always gonna make the effect much more immersive and hence, impressive, trust me on this one.

    The greater the field of view you have, the better the 3D experience.
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    I want 3D because I love 3D effects... especially when I read up about 3D compatible games like Tomb Raider n' such
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    But are the 3 extra inches really noticeable?
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    For a computer monitor, yes; remember you're sitting inches from the screen as opposed to a TV or movie theater were you sit many feet away from the screen.
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    I measured how far i sit from my monitor and it's from ~ 30inches to leaning back ~ 42 inches.

    I'm currently using a normal 24 inch. But i still need to purchase another 1 regardless
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    go 27

    I think 27 offers a nice improvement over 24, especially when opening two or more windows for multitasking. And based on your viewing distance, I would go with the 27 inch. You'll appreciate the larger size and won't notice any problems with pixel density at 30-42 inches.
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    They are the same resolution so two windows open will show just as much but be bigger.
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    I'd go for the 27".
    Myself and my brother bought 3S monitors 2 weeks ago and we basically purchased the exact same models.. the only difference is the size, His being the 23" and mine the 27"
    It was only 100 euro more than the 23" version though! and I gained 4 USB 3.0 slots and an extra HDMI slot and Ambiglow " back lighting effect "


    We first tested the 23" model and it looks great in 3D things were popping out in movies and games looked very impressive!!
    But the 27" hands down wins in immersion compared to the 23" version!
    Only problem is.. you have to sit further back for the 3D to look good! My desk is quite large and the monitor is a good bit back so the 3D effect looks fantastic and looks as it should ^^

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