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Bigger, but not better resolution,
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This review is from: Viewsonic's VA2703 27-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (Personal Computers)
I work with a lot of documents open at the same time. I thought with the larger size I'd be able to zoom them to 85% and see more at the same time, despite no increase in resolution. I was also planning to zoom Windows 7 to 85%, but there appears to be no way to do so. You can make everything larger, but not smaller than 100%.
My previous monitors were two 24" Viewsonic LEDs. I'll be going back to them. These 27" monitors are bigger, but the resolution is the same and not as crisp as the 24" Viewsonics. The moral of the story is that there's no substitute for resolution and these monitors, while bigger, don't have higher resolution. They may be better for watching movies, but not for office work.
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Initial post: Jul 1, 2012 10:31:52 PM PDT
The resolution (1920x1080) of this monitor is just fine for the category. Monitors with resolution higher than 1080p typically cost 1,000+. You can't expect that from a $250 monitor.
Posted on Jul 17, 2012 9:01:06 AM PDT
Max Laryngitis says:
It's also possible that your graphics card is not capable of displaying the native resolution of this monitor. Many older graphics cards top out at 1280x1024 maximum resolution. If you're not displaying in the monitor's native resolution, you'll experience blurry text.
Posted on Oct 4, 2012 7:50:48 AM PDT
The resolution is clearly stated right in the product description. You assumed for some strange reason that with no increase in resolution you would be able to see more pixels, and clearly assumed incorrectly. Thank you for letting me know that a 27" monitor with 1920x1080 does not have a higher resolution than a 24" monitor with 1920x1080. Worthless review.
Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:10:14 AM PST
S. Naimpally says:
The resolution is provided - purchasers have to do their homework before purchasing. You can get better resolution if you go to an IPS panel, but those will cost you significantly more money.
Posted on Nov 30, 2012 7:33:19 PM PST
Indy Ron: what model(s) 24" monitors are you using? I use my 20" & 22" monitors mainly for
reading documents,spreadsheets,futures and stock charts and am looking to upgrade to 24s
that have clear/crisp font viewing. Any sugguestions/RECOs would be appreciated. Tom W.
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