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    Question Same Resolution - Different Size?

    This is a tale of two monitors {"The Best of Times, The Worst of times"} one 24" the other 27". Both have the same resolution 1920x1080. Should I expect everything on the 27" monitor to just be bigger and maybe less sharp? Or should it be bigger and just as sharp? I've never dealt with display panels this large before in my past experience the larger the panel the higher the resolution, this I understood as it would have more pixels. However, with the same resolution but a larger screen it would seem to me to be larger pixels on the 27" monitor vs smaller pixels on the 24" screen to fill a smaller space. Am I missing something here?
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    What are the maximum resolution specs for both monitors? If both are 1920 x 1080, then only the pixel size changed. If the 27" monitor allows for higher H x V numbers, then using that resolution may get sharper images.
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    Thanks guys.

    Yes, both monitor's max {native} resolution is 1920x1080. Chowur, that's a nice chart only wish it had the resolution in question on it, I have no idea how to interpolate the chart to my needs since they don't give the mathematics they used.

    The model I'm seriously considering is a Samsung P2770FH. It's the 27" model alluded to in my original post.
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    You'll get the best 'sharpness' at the monitor's native resolution. Although they can display other resolutions, the sharpness with be 'a bit' to 'significantly' less sharp.
    As a side note, for good old CRTs, sharpness is not based on 'native' resolution, and they are effectively always at 'native' resolution, and are therefore 'better' if you want to play with lots of different resolutions.
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    Note that it's possible to change the DPI of what Windows is displaying (On XP: Display properties, Settings, Advanced, General, Display)

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