How Big Is a 27 Inch Monitor? (The REAL Answer)

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A standard 27 inch monitor is 27-inches diagonally, but is typically 24-inches wide and 14-inches tall for the display panel. The stand then adds further height.

There are a lot of options when it comes to picking a good monitor. This is a special area of interest for those who have to work long hours or want to play games endlessly. Either way, here are the basics you need to know to nail your purchase.

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How to Measure a 27-Inch Monitor?

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Now, if you compare a 24 inch monitor with a 27 inch monitor, you will get a clearer picture. This is an apt comparison because both these sizes are popular, especially among gamers. The 27-inch monitor is bigger than the 24-inch diagonally.

27 Inch Monitor Dimensions

Width and Height: Typically, 27-inch monitors have a width of 24 inches and a height of 14 inches. The thickness varies from 2-7 inches depending on the brand. And a 24-inch monitor will have a width of 20-21 inches and a height of 12-13 inches.

Resolution: 27-inch monitors also have a resolution of 1440p typically and 24-inch monitors have a resolution of 1080p. 27 inches is the better choice if you are a gamer looking for a good screen. But you must also take distance from the screen into account.

The other specs you must look into are the trim size, aspect ratio and bezel size. All of this must be checked irrespective of the stand.

How Wide is a 27 Inch Monitor?

A 27-inch monitor is usually 24 inches wide, but the precise measurement will vary depending on the make and model and the size of the bezel, between 23 and 25 inches total width.

How Tall is a 27 Inch Monitor?

A 27-inch monitor is 14 inches tall for most models excluding the stand, with the stand itself adding up to an additional ten inches of height.

Is 27 Inches Big for a Monitor?

The simple answer is—not at all. And the size of the monitor is not entirely or only dependent on the resolution of the screen. But if you do go for 4K resolution, you might want to go for 32 inches.

It just works better because that is the same as having four monitors with 1080p resolution. And you want to keep some distance between yourself and the monitor so as not to strain your eyes.

Take a look at this video for a real-world demonstration of a 27-inch monitor against a 32-inch one.

How Far Should You Sit from a 27-Inch Monitor?

The distance between the monitor and your eyes is very important, and there are many opinions on what’s best. It also depends on your own experiments and personal choice.

But if you were looking for a rule of thumb, the idea is to keep your eyes and neck relaxed whether you are working or gaming. So, if you get a 27 inch monitor for gaming, you want enough distance so that you don’t have to move your head left and right because you are too close.

For a 27-inch monitor, if the resolution is 1080p, you want to sit 3.2 feet away from the screen. If the resolution is 1440p QHD, you want to sit 2.6 feet away. And if the resolution is 4K, you want to sit 1.7 feet away.

Is a 27-Inch Monitor Too Small for 4K Resolution?

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Now, as mentioned before, the higher the resolution, the better it is for you to sit further away. So, some users believe that 3 feet away from a monitor with 4K resolution should be fine. This is if your vision is 20/20. But there are some who say that 27 inches is small when they sit 3.2 to 6.5 feet away.

Now, all monitors with the same screen size are not the same total size because 27 inches is not the height or width of the monitor, but it is the screen’s length measured diagonally. So, you also need to check the other dimensions like thickness, height and width.

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