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I found a 25" 1920 x 1080 monitor and a 27" 1920 x 1080 monitor for the same price. Both monitors are IPS panel. I like larger screens but I did some research and I found some people saying that a 27" monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 is not good and to only get a 27" monitor if it has a resolution greater than 1920 x 1080.

My question is, does a 1920 x 1080 27" monitor really not look good to the point that I should rather just get a 25" 1920 x 1080 monitor?

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That's a) subjective and b) depends on the distance between display and eyes. I'm about 80–100cm from my 27″@1920×1200 screen and like the additional screen space I get because I can reduce the pixel size of everything. –  David Foerster May 25 at 17:30
Also depends on user's eyes... I've found that 40+ y/o employees seem to prefer the larger size over increased pixel density. –  BrianAdkins May 25 at 17:43
What will be the purpose of your new monitor? And how good is your eyesight (corrected or otherwise)? –  ADTC May 25 at 17:45
@ADTC for prorgamming and regular computer use. Might watch movies and TV shows every now and then as well. My eyesight is not bad, probably better than average. –  user2719875 May 25 at 17:49
Actually, I should have asked, how far away will you sit from the monitor? But it sounds like you will sit close, about 2 ft (60 cm), more or less. In that case you should go for the smaller one. Larger monitors are better suited for viewing from a greater distance. See Christophe's answer. –  ADTC May 25 at 17:53

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The difference between the two monitors reside in pixel density. You have the same number of pixels in both screens but since the 27 inches monitor is bigger you'll have bigger pixels.

The real question is the distance between you and the monitor. If you plan to use it on regular desktop then I would advise you to go for a 24 or 25 inches screen with a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 resolution.

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