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#1 dcr

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:48

Hi. Im searching for a new 1920 x 1080 IPS or/and LED monitor. I am mostly going to see movies on my PC so colors are very important to me and play the occational game. hdmi please (for video purposes). also this monitor is going to be close to me (my face/eyes)

Best quality-to-price ratio. i dont want to go over the top but i dont want a chinese knockoff either. lets see what options are avaliable.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 00:44

IPS is the way to go if you can spend the extra $300 price tag that goes with it. Dell makes a good one but if you want to save money on them then see if you can see an off brand of them from MicroCenter. I think they have for $399 for a IPS 27 inch.

#3 jkenn99

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 00:52

Take a look at the Dell U2413
Also, this website has the most comprehensive reviews I've found for higher-end monitors: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/

#4 primexx

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:22

IPS and LED are not different types of display technology. Modern IPS monitors are all LED ones... The LED is the backlight and IPS is a type of LCD...

Dell Ultrasharps are a good choice. If you have 1080p in mind you want a smaller physical size rather than larger, because the same number of pixels over a larger area just means it's less dense.

#5 OP dcr

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 13:30

The Dell U2413 looked nice but I want 1920 x 1080. I dont know if I want 1080p or 1080i

I dont mind spending a bit more for IPS vs another technology....

#6 OP dcr

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 14:48

Im looking at the Dell U2312HM Reviews say it lacks on the dark side. Anyone have this monitor?

#7 Luc2k

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 15:58

I dont know if I want 1080p or 1080i


lol

Im looking at the Dell U2312HM Reviews say it lacks on the dark side. Anyone have this monitor?


As far as I know, blacks are the weakspot of IPS. If you want good blacks you should be looking at monitor with a VA panel like the Philips 241P4QPY. Here's a breakdown of panel types.

#8 OP dcr

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:05

lol



As far as I know, blacks are the weakspot of IPS. If you want good blacks you should be looking at a VA panel. Here's a breakdown of panel types.

Is the price difference worth it?

#9 dangel

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:14

I've got a U2412M and personally, I think it's one of the best monitors i've used. It's also 16:10 which is nice to have for the desktop and a good gaming monitor (at least for me).

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:22

I've got a U2412M and personally, I think it's one of the best monitors i've used. It's also 16:10 which is nice to have for the desktop and a good gaming monitor (at least for me).

Sounds great but sadly it isnt 1920x1080

#11 Luc2k

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:22

Is the price difference worth it?


That is your call to make depending on your needs. When I bought my first LCD (and only) in 2010, I wanted great image quality and gaming so I went with IPS (LG W2220P).

#12 OP dcr

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:25

That is your call to make depending on your needs. When I bought my first LCD (and only) in 2010, I wanted great image quality and gaming so I went with IPS (LG W2220P).

It depends; If it is $50 sure, but it is over $9000 then no.

#13 Jan

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:37

I've got a U2412M and personally, I think it's one of the best monitors i've used. It's also 16:10 which is nice to have for the desktop and a good gaming monitor (at least for me).


Sounds great but sadly it isnt 1920x1080


I have 2 U2412Ms and they are indeed fantastic, 1920x1200 trumps 1920x1080 anyday.

#14 OP dcr

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:10

I have 2 U2412Ms and they are indeed fantastic, 1920x1200 trumps 1920x1080 anyday.

Thats fine :) I just want 1920 x 1080

#15 Pupik

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:19

I have 2 U2412Ms and they are indeed fantastic, 1920x1200 trumps 1920x1080 anyday.

Yeeah. That's why movies are released in 16:9 format and majority of games don't support 16:10, leaving you playing with black borders.



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