Upgrading to a bigger computer monitor
I do work with a Samsung SyncMaster 19" LCD monitor which is an awesome monitor. I used to work with two Samsung monitors of the same size but the second monitor had to replace the defect one at my mothers computer. Monitors with higher resolutions become more and more affordable and I thought it would be nice to purchase a monitor that is capable of displaying images in a higher resolution.
I'm thinking to replace my old monitor with either an 22" or 24" monitor and would like to hear your opinion and tips. Can you recommend a computer monitor of that size ? I'm not that much of a gamer but I do play games sometimes which means that the monitor should support that and have a good enough response time.
I tend to favor the 24" screen size slightly because of the higher native resolution of 1920x1200 compared to 1680 x 1050 of the 22" monitors. What's your opinion in this matter ? Would you go for the 24" or stick with a 22" screen size?
Update: I have bought a Samsung 24" monitor shortly after posting the question, and while it takes up more room on the desktop, it has improved my workflow tremendously. I can for instance display two browser windows side by side without having to scroll horizontally or zoom out to view all contents at the same time on the screen.
Games too benefit from the larger resolution, but only if your video card and processor are up to the task. If you have a fairly decent system, you will be able to take full advantage of the larger monitor.
Update 2: I have bought a new monitor, a 24" HP monitor that I'm now using on my second PC. Both are excellent monitors, and while I have thought about getting an even larger monitor, a 27" or even 30" monitor, I have decided against it at that time due to space constraints on the desktop.Advertisement