I can get a grade 1 (open box) 24" Acer monitor for £80.00. Seems a good price. I'm not overly impressed with my HP 17" laptop screen. Or a 27" screen (same size as my friends Imac screen but obviously not in quality) for £130, or new 27" Acer for £170.00. So a few questions. 1) will it be better than the laptop screen? My pet hate is finding the correct screen angle on the laptop, and a new monitor will be much more consistent when editing, as well as better for brush work. 2) How do I connect it. I don't know if my laptop has DVI out. It's 2 yrs old. I'm guessing that hdmi should do it. I'll need to check if it will output full HD over hdmi, though I'm guessing the very fact it has a port means it will. 3) Is there much difference in size between 24" & 27"? Will a 24" be much sharper than a 27"? I imagine better contrast and sharpness, or does it vary monitor to monitor.
Please don't suggest any other models more expensive, as they are out of budget. If you think they're hardly worth bothering with, let me know.