Is a 24" 1080p monitor a good purchase?
June 15, 2012 4:10 AM Subscribe
I'm going to buy a 24" 1080p monitor at the weekend to replace my ageing 17" (1280x1024) one. Given a number of factors, is this a bad decision?
posted by mr_silver to computers & internet (12 answers total)
I'm looking to replace my current 17" (non-widescreen) monitor and have seen a 22" and 24" 1080p widescreen replacement. I'm currently leaning towards the 24" because the difference in height between my old 17" and the new 22" is only 0.5cm - which would seem to be a fairly minimal upgrade.
However I have a couple of concerns about the 24" one:
1. It's only 1920x1080.
2. The PPI is only 91.79 (compared to 102.45 of my old monitor).
3. I'm only going to be sitting 50-55cm away from the thing.
Given a combination of the three concerns, would you recommend getting this size monitor, at this resolution and sitting this close to it?
Side note: I don't use the monitor for work, so I don't use it every single day. As such, I cannot really justify paying almost double for 1920x1200.