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Need a second monitor
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:53:32 PM »
I've been searching high and low and cannot seem to track down a decent monitor.  Maybe some of you have suggestions:


1) Needs to be 27"
2) Would like it to be no more than 4 ms response time, maybe 5 is fine?
3) Must be height adjustable.  Don't give a shit about tilt or swivel.
4) Trying to stay under 250 if possible
5) I prefer 1920x1080 purely because it will match my existing one.  I don't need 4k or even 2k.
6) Not crazy about IPS - would prefer TN.


It's a secondary so not a primary gaming monitor although I will likely use it with some games - I considering doing a mount but decided not to worry about that plus I don't think my current one has a mount-able interface.  Most seem to be sold out or I wouldn't get it for a month.  I've looked everywhere and haven't pulled the trigger on anything.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 06:14:43 AM »
Not saying something won't pop, but man...time to move to 2K.  Not just because it is a nice improvement, but the world moved past 1080 a couple years back.  Even I had to go 2K with my main.  I ended up with a Dell 27" a couple years back and am glad I made the move.  IPS.  I will keep an eye out for something on sale though.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 09:36:10 AM »
My issue is consistency between the monitors :(  I would go to 2K but then the monitors won't be the same and that annoys the shit out of me.  I have been avoiding IPS because of gaming but maybe that's silly?

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2020, 06:05:15 AM »
I have one of each.  I like the second for the larger font for chat etc.  Moving to 2K has been the best gaming improvement since forever.  Highly recommended.  Even Laura was amazed.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2020, 09:31:29 AM »
So you have a 2K IPS?  What's the response time?

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 09:45:49 AM »
I have this monitor https://www8.hp.com/us/en/monitors/product-details/15509855

It's awesome, really like a single extra wide over two individual monitors.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 12:52:22 PM »
I thought about that but I already have the one monitor - and honestly, I prefer having 2.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2020, 09:45:29 PM »
Fuck it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004YK4I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Knuck, you said something about using your 1080p as your chat window and stuff.  Unfortunately I'll be working from home for the next long while and I really don't want to deal with smaller font at a higher resolution than the 1080p I have now.  So I decided to stick with 1080p but I got one at 144hz.  Will review when I get it, hopefully Friday.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2020, 08:51:44 AM »
Looks slick ober. I pondered a similar Asus a little while back but I just went to a 34" ultrawide for this lock down thing and I'm a fan now. Curved is still a bit odd but feels more natural than I anticipated.
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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2020, 09:56:05 AM »
I looked at the curved ones.  And I've had a really large 4k monitor in the past and wasn't a fan.  It's not the same as 2 monitors in terms of managing windows and such.  I know the keyboard hotkeys and such make it easier but I still found it more trouble than the value it offered to manage windows like that.  Maybe it will change in the future but I'm fine with 2 monitors for now.

This is also my first Viewsonic in a while.  I used to only buy ViewSonic but veered away from them for my last few.  We'll see how it goes. 

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2020, 09:58:56 AM »
With the single giant monitor can you subdivide it into 4 or more sections?  I can do that with multiple monitors.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2020, 10:01:50 AM »
I assume it works the same as a normal single monitor (Windows key + direction).  It was like that for the big one I had but it wasn't one of the ultra-wides.

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2020, 10:10:51 AM »
In windows I can get two splits per monitor.  So, two monitors = 4 splits, 3 monitors = 6 splits.  If I had an ultrawide that took up the same room as 3 monitors and could only get two splits then it seems less useful (to me).

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Re: Need a second monitor
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2020, 10:28:45 AM »
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