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Looking for advice in choosing a 27 inch Dell monitor.

by atikovi / February 21, 2015 2:30 AM PST

Hope this is the correct forum but right now I use a 23 inch Dell S2340M and I love everything about it, just want a larger screen. I see these Dell 27 inch models with the same 1920x1080 resolution as my 23 inch: E2715H, P2714H, S2715H, S2740L, UZ2715H. First off, will the larger screen size along with the same resolution as my 23 inch, mean the display wont appear as sharp? And what are the differences in the those 5 models? Do the model numbers have a meaning? I assume 27 means 27 inch. Does 14 or 15 refer to the year it was introduced? What about the E,P,S,U prefix or H,L suffix?

What are the differences in the higher resolution 2560x1440 models: P2715Q, U2713H, U2713HM, U2715H. Does the higher resolution mean they will be as sharp or better than my 23 inch model?

And what about P2715Q with 3840x2160 resolution? Or a 30 inch model, 3007WFP? Thanks for any advice.

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Iffy. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 3:25 AM PST

No one can guess your visual acuity but it's sure that increasing the size without adding pixels will eventually let you see some pixels.

But if Dell is not answering product questions, why would you consider their products?

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I'm not asking Dell
by atikovi / February 21, 2015 5:14 AM PST
In reply to: Iffy. Here's why.

I'm asking users in a forum for suggestions.

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Re: suiggestions
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 5:30 AM PST
In reply to: I'm not asking Dell

You're asking about:
1. if the 23" and 27" display with the same resolution will be equally sharp. Bob answered "no".
2. the difference in those 5 models
3. if the model numbers have a meaning
4. if the 14 or 15 means a year
5. what the suffix means
6. what the differences in 4 models are
7. if the higher resolution means those monitors will be sharper
8. something (but unclear what) about the 27" model
9. something (but unclear what) about a 30" model
Nowhere do I see you're asking for suggestions.

Question 2 to 6 typically for Dell.
The answer to question 7 might be yes, in the sense that everything with a given number of pixels will be smaller if the pixel density of the screen (number of pixiels per square inch, easy to calculate) is bigger.
Question 8 and 9 can't be answered.

My suggestion is to look at a few monitors in the shop, comparing them with your own images (movie, game, Word document, wensite, youtube, whatever you're using your PC for - just ask the sales person to connect the monitor to your laptop with the images and games) in your usual viewing distance. If that can't be done on that might not be the best place to buy a monitor.


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OK I'll try a different question.
by atikovi / February 21, 2015 7:29 AM PST
In reply to: Re: suiggestions

How can I tell if my computer will support a higher resolution monitor? I have a Dell Optiplex 7010. In display drivers it shows Intel® HD Graphics 4000. Is there something that will show max resolution capability?

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Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 7:41 AM PST
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(NT) OK thanks
by atikovi / February 21, 2015 9:50 AM PST
In reply to: Try this.
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Re: resolution
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 7:01 PM PST
In reply to: OK thanks
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