Question 27" Monitor recommendation for gen purpose (tried to do some research)

Oct 16, 2019
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I'm in the US and I want a new monitor (or possibly two if they aren't breaking the bank) for general purpose.
I am not a gamer, and I do not do any pro photo stuff.
I'm a sys admin and do some scripting and maybe some editing but more web surfing than anything.
I would like dual 27" displays that are VESA comaptible (getting a dual arm monitor mount for my birthday in a couple weeks) for my "business desktop" Intel HD2500 dual display port Dell OPtiplex 7010.
According to what I have researched, Display Port to Display Port supports 2560 x 1440. My Dell has two display ports built-in (no added graphics card), Does that mean I could drive two monitors at that resolution?
I have a HP ZR2740w at work that is okay but the bezel is so thick.
I was recommended a Dell U2719D but what makes the Dell U2719D better than sweet tiny bezel on the AOC U2790VQ?
Thanks in advance.
 

Barty1884

Titan
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For what you're looking to do with the panels, 1080p 60Hz should be fine. Aiming for minimal bezels more than anything else, I would expect.
If you can pick up 1440p or 4K panels for a decent price then there's no harm - but there's really no need.

Rather than dual monitors, it might be worth considering an Ultrawide at any resolution.

Some slim bezel examples at 1080p:
AOC 28V2H (75Hz), $140/ea , ASUS VC279H (60Hz), $160/each
Then the 34" LG 34BL650-B 1080pUltrawide (75Hz) @ $300

1440p options - They do end up (relatively) expensive vs 1080p, and disproportionate to 1440pUltratawide's or even 4K, IMO.
Acer V277U (60Hz) - $210/ea , Acer KG271U (75Hz) - $220/each
Then
Viotek GN34CW: 34" 1440p Ultrawide (100Hz) @ $380

4K Options - 27" is pretty small for 4K, IMO. I doubt there would be much noticeable difference between 4K and 1440p at that size.
AOC U2790VQ (60Hz) - $250/each , Acer CB281HK (60Hz) - $260/each
 
Oct 16, 2019
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Thanks so much for the quick reply.
That AOC 27V2H looked so sexy and "frameless" I was about to buy it but is not VESA compatible and it also doesn't have display port. which isn't a "requirement" but it would be preferred. The ASUS VC279H also doesn't have display port.
I am not really interested in ultrawide.
The Acer V277U reviews have me wondering.
Something else I noticed that would have an impact on my purchase. I usually turn off my monitors in the morning so the screens aren't turned on the entire day when I am RDP'd into my machine. The buttons being on the side would be a challenge if I had two monitors next to each other.

If there is nothing wrong with the AOC U2790VQ I'm not opposed to that one. I did think of another question... I assume that monitor would support 2560 x 1440 resolution which is less than the 3840X2160 advertised.
Is that correct?
Thanks again for taking the time to help me.
 

Barty1884

Titan
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My apologies, I thought the 27V2H was VESA compatible - i was looking each one up & must've gotten wires crossed.

On the DP vs HDMI front, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Both are digital signals, so $5 adapters, or even single DP-HDMI cables would work fine. Not that you need to go that route, but I wouldn't spend a lot more on a monitor you like simple down to DP over HDMI (unless you needed a DP only feature, of course).

The U2790VQ should be fine at 2560x1440. Monitors can support resolutions below their native, and provided you're dealing with the same aspect ratio (in this case 16:9 for both), it should scale just fine.

If it were me, I would opt for dual VC279H's.
I don't see anything you're doing that'll benefit from the higher resolution, and 27" is still within the realms of 1080p (anything bigger and you start to see the individual pixels when you sit so close).
VESA compatible, HDMI only (but solved as per above).... total expense would be around $330 for a two monitor setup with DP to HDMI cables?
 

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