View Full Version : Buy a 2nd 1920x1080 monitor or go 2560x1440 ? Please help

02-07-2015, 04:27 PM

Would it be best to buy a 2nd 23" 1920x1080 monitor or would it be better to have a 27" 2560x1440 monitor?

I have a chance to buy a Asus PB278Q for a cheaper price because the store says that Asus is stopping production of them and the store only has the floor model left.
Is it ok to buy a floor model for the monitor? Dont know how long its been out and on, the store manager said maybe it has been on for 8 hours a day for a couple of months or more.

Or would buying a 2nd 1920x1080 monitor be better?

02-07-2015, 05:13 PM
I personally don't buy display models since you don't know how long it may have been on [used] and the salesperson could be NOT telling you the whole truth about the item in question.

02-07-2015, 05:35 PM
If it's still on display, maybe you can bring some images to test on the device at the store. The monitor probably isn't properly calibrated but having familiar images plus a couple of charts to test with may give you a fair idea of its condition. Just a thought.


02-07-2015, 05:37 PM
I would choose the second option - now my second monitor is used to my second render node, but for the time that I used it to expand the workspace I felt a great convenience - no need to constantly look for something under the rubble of open programs or folders, everything is you can move into the space of a second monitor.