Monitor resolution options

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Hello!

If my current computer supports 1080P will it support 1920x1200?

How about a 27" monitor at 2560x1440? That is what I would prefer as I've seen enough comments about how 27" monitors do not look great at 1080P.

This is not my gaming computer, just use it for work so refresh rate is not extremely important although I will watch videos of course. And I will be connecting two monitors via HDMI.

It's an older Dell XPS with i7 930 @ 2.80GHz
24GB of ram

Graphics card is also older...AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series

Thanks
 
The answer is basically, YES. Your current GPU can support the higher resolutions. Just keep in mind that higher resolutions means more pixels to manipulate (as does additional displays). This will affect overall video performance and this is a dated system.
 
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Thanks COLGeek! It is dated as you indicated but still hums along pretty well. I use this computer for work so the extent of video usage is essentially watching youtube, etc. I mostly access the sites our company develops and enter tasks for programmers via basecamp. I use slack for communication (I work from home) with colleagues in the home office. So I would love to get 2 of these: Dell U2717D IPS 27" (2560x1440 ). Based on that, do you think I would be better off with a couple of these: Dell U2415 24-Inch 1920 x 1200 LED Monitor? Thanks so much for you time!
 

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Hello!

If my current computer supports 1080P will it support 1920x1200?

How about a 27" monitor at 2560x1440? That is what I would prefer as I've seen enough comments about how 27" monitors do not look great at 1080P.

This is not my gaming computer, just use it for work so refresh rate is not extremely important although I will watch videos of course. And I will be connecting two monitors via HDMI.

It's an older Dell XPS with i7 930 @ 2.80GHz
24GB of ram

Graphics card is also older...AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series

Thanks
The answer is simple my friend. The higher the resolution the higher the quality. Though, you will need greater budget for 2560x1440. The 2560x1440 provides you with more vivid details, yet it is more power-hungry when it comes to playing video games. I've stumbled on a very useful article that helped me better understand the difference between 1920x1080 and 2560x1440.
 
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The answer is simple my friend. The higher the resolution the higher the quality. Though, you will need greater budget for 2560x1440. The 2560x1440 provides you with more vivid details, yet it is more power-hungry when it comes to playing video games. I've stumbled on a very useful article that helped me better understand the difference between 1920x1080 and 2560x1440.
Thank you Cody! That is precisely the info I was looking for (which was the last paragraph of the article):
"While gaming is very demanding at 1440p, everyday use is not. As long as you’re just doing basic stuff on your computer such as web-surfing you will be fine even with a good integrated graphics or any sub-$100 dedicated graphics card. "

Since I will not be gaming on this computer but rather using it for work, it sounds as though I will be able to run a couple of 27" monitors at 2560x1440 without issue.

Thanks again!
 

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