Monitor for MagicMirror, 22-26 inch



  • Hello friends, previously selected monitor to buy was 24inch BenQ GW2470ML available on Amazon GW2470ML

    But, i came across another monitor which are 27 inch and thought i could go for a bigger screen… So i request you friends to take a look and suggest me which is worth buying… These are the other two monitors…

    Acer S271 HLG 27" on amazon also see details on acer

    BenQ 27" on amazon also see details on benq

    How are these 27inch monitors? Should i buy previously selected 24in or 27in monitors… I think bigger is better if its worth to buy for magic mirror…i am tempted to buy the bigger screen monitor… Suggest me one out of these…



  • @j-e-f-f said in Monitor for MagicMirror, 22-26 inch:

    @roxx really any monitor will do, and I don’t really know anything about the models you’ve listed. But things to look for are as follows:

    • Brightness: two-way glass, by its nature steals light so that it can reflect light as well as transmit it. Brighter monitors are better for this project. If your budget allows, OLED is the best choice since it offers great brightness and no backlight glow.

    • overall thickness. While it’s possible to strip the monitor down to the bare chassis, if it’s thinner to start with then you’re overall mirror will be thinner.

    • how the HDMI connects makes a huge difference. You want it to connect flat instead of sticking out the back. I went with a 32” TV for the size, and bought one from Samsung because my cousin used to work there and I got a discount. The drawback was the HDMI plugged in the back such that it sticks out at a 90 degree angle. I was able to find a 90 degree connector to minimize this but the result was an extra cm or so added to the total thickness of my mirror.

    thank you for all this informations bro

    @j-e-f-f said in Monitor for MagicMirror, 22-26 inch:

    @roxx really any monitor will do, and I don’t really know anything about the models you’ve listed. But things to look for are as follows:

    • Brightness: two-way glass, by its nature steals light so that it can reflect light as well as transmit it. Brighter monitors are better for this project. If your budget allows, OLED is the best choice since it offers great brightness and no backlight glow.

    • overall thickness. While it’s possible to strip the monitor down to the bare chassis, if it’s thinner to start with then you’re overall mirror will be thinner.

    • how the HDMI connects makes a huge difference. You want it to connect flat instead of sticking out the back. I went with a 32” TV for the size, and bought one from Samsung because my cousin used to work there and I got a discount. The drawback was the HDMI plugged in the back such that it sticks out at a 90 degree angle. I was able to find a 90 degree connector to minimize this but the result was an extra cm or so added to the total thickness of my mirror.



  • thanks friends, finally i am buying BenQ 27inch, details on BenQ.com … i am buying it from local store, will get it on monday, 3rd march.

    lets see then 🙂



  • Hi @roxx

    Did you get your EW2775ZH?

    With its contrast, brightness and thickness it seems the best option for me as well at this moment. What is the thickness after removing it from its case?



  • @cubesmi said in Monitor for MagicMirror, 22-26 inch:

    Hi @roxx

    Did you get your EW2775ZH?

    With its contrast, brightness and thickness it seems the best option for me as well at this moment. What is the thickness after removing it from its case?

    Hi, i have removed the case yesterday… Will post details and pics soon… I need some time…