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Question Deciding which monitor to buy

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Hi guys,
I decided I'm gonna get a monitor and I need help deciding. Here's the thing, I'm a CS student, and most of my work on my laptop is coding/reading/watching videos. My main use of an extra monitor would be more screen real-estate, up until now I've been using my laptop's screen for everything, and I had to switch between apps and windows all the time, and it's so much easier to have like VS coded on one screen, and then a browser or a lecture recording or class material or whatever on the other, and to be switching back and forth between windows on just one screen is a big no-no.
So now that I've made it clear of what I'm gonna be using the monitor for, I'm on the hunt for a budget monitor, and I've come across a few that seemed like good candidates, however, I don't know much about monitors so I could use some help:
  1. Samsung S24R350FH
  2. Dell SE2419HR
  3. Dell UltraSharp U2415
also, the first two in 27".
I know the last one is a bit more expensive than the other two, but I know someone who just got one and is looking to sell it so I trust them that the monitor will be in brand new condition and for about the same price.
Any help is appreciated, Thanks ahead.
 

grimfox

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If you can get the ultra sharp at a bargain price then that's probably the way I would go. For your use case being able to get a little more vertical resolution would be a benefit I think.
 
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If you can get the ultra sharp at a bargain price then that's probably the way I would go. For your use case being able to get a little more vertical resolution would be a benefit I think.
In which case, do you think it'll be smarter to go for a brand new P2419h rather than a 2015 U model?
 

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