New setup - is 32" too big?

papachains

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Hey guys. I'm looking into purchasing a monitor for my new setup. My plan is to connect the display via HDMI to my laptop, which will be docked. I'd love to get a 1080p 32" LCD, but I'm worried that eye / neck strain will be an issue. I'll be using this monitor as a desk setup sitting ~3.5ft from where the monitor will be. Does anyone have experience with this sort of setup (or even with a 32)? Here is what I'm looking at currently, although I'm open to suggestions as long as the display is 32", 1080p and has PIP. What do y'all think, should I just go for a nice 24"? Thanks in advance!

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32A550-32-Inch-1080p-HDTV/dp/B00141AYM8
 

B-Unit

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7ft is a bit extreme for computing at 1080p. I have mine at ~5ft, but I think thats just a touch too far. Somewhere arround 4-4.5 ft would probably be ideal.