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A fine monitor, do not be afraid...
on September 22, 2011
I am a GUI developer and was working with a 22" and 19" monitor and found the 19" monitor wasn't "cutting it" on my current project. I had so many windows open, I found I was constantly moving windows around, which was slowing me down.
So I started research monitors: 24" vs 27". I had pretty much decided on an Acer 27" monitor, then saw this monitor at CostCo with a $50 rebate and made an impulse purchase.
Brought it to work, hooked it up and off I went!
Let me tell you, the colors are AMAZING compared to an LCD monitor...white looks white. In comparison, on my 22" LCD monitor white looks like my 6 month old white socks that have been on hikes and out in the dirt and never really clean up very well.
The Samsung monitor IS bright, but I didn't find it overly bright, in fact I didn't change any settings, just hooked it up and went back to work.
I am connecting a DVI output on my computer into the VGA port on the monitor and the picture is very nice.
I've tried displaying a few of my better photographs and they truly look stunning.
Something to consider, however, is that this is a 'budget' 27" monitor (a non-budget 27" monitor will run you $900 or so) and it has the same number of pixels as a typical 24" monitor.
This means you have the same resolution on this 27" monitor as on a 24" monitor, which means the 27" monitor will have LARGER pixels, which will reduce the quality is some applications.
Think of it terms of a "crowd sign" where everyone holds a sign over their head to create a message that can be seen from the air.
If everyone were to fold their cardboard so it was 1/3 smaller and then scrunch into a smaller space, you would see the same message but it would sharper and more defined.
Same thing here.
I did a lot of comparing between 24" and 27" monitors, taking photos of both and comparing them and there IS a noticeable difference between the two.
Text on the 27" monitor is little ragged compared to the 24" monitor. In fact I have to admit it reminded me of the bad old CGA days. It's not THAT bad, of course, but you will notice a difference between the two if you compare them side by side.
I did think about dropping down to a 24" monitor to sharpen things up a little, but decided I would rather have the extra real estate with the 27" monitor so I can more windows open on my monitor.
Honestly, if this was my primary monitor I probably would drop down to the 24" size...
As for the buttons they are NOT membrane buttons nor are they hard to use. They appear to be capacitive sensors, as seen on smart phones and other high-end electronics and they work very well. You simply put your finger on the hard plastic of the bezel and your "button" is activated.
This monitor is a nice one, VERY light weight, and setup was a breeze.
I'm very happy with it.