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Old February 15, 2010, 01:07 PM
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So, with the new video cards coming my way, I'd like to move from a 22" (1680x1050) to a nice 24" monitor. (30 would be nice, but it's not in the budget.) I'd like some recommendation on a reasonably priced, but crisp monitor. And that's the kicker... it MUST be crisp and vivid! I have a GREAT 22? LG that I've been using for a few years and I love it. I'll be keeping it as a second monitor. But I want a primary gaming display with a bit more size and wonder.

As a secondary question; which is the better resolution for a 24" display? 1920x1200 or 1920x1080? I'm assuming the 1920x1200 as it's a higher overall res? Or is one a more 'accepted' wide screen res?
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Old February 15, 2010, 01:50 PM
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1980X1080 is more widely accepted but I prefer 1920X1200 myself. As for clarity, you gotta pay to play when you go 24" or larger. I love Dell LCD's myself and my current 2+ year old 2407WFP-HC is still as crisp and clear as the day I got it. Avoid TN panels at all cost in this size unless the budget is low. LG, Dell and Samsung all have great IPS models out. You need to spend $500+ unless you go used or you will be disappointed.
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Old February 15, 2010, 02:32 PM
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1980X1080 is more widely accepted but I prefer 1920X1200 myself. As for clarity, you gotta pay to play when you go 24" or larger. I love Dell LCD's myself and my current 2+ year old 2407WFP-HC is still as crisp and clear as the day I got it. Avoid TN panels at all cost in this size unless the budget is low. LG, Dell and Samsung all have great IPS models out. You need to spend $500+ unless you go used or you will be disappointed.

Eeep! $500 for a Jump to 24 might be more than I want to go. I was thinking around $350 if I could. Perhaps I'll stick with 22" for now and go with an eyefinity setup. I think I could get 2 more nice 22" monitors for that price.

Hmmm... I have to mull this over a bit... Thanks for the brand direction! I'll take a look around and see what I come up with.
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Old February 15, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Well if you think your LG TN panel is nice and crisp and clear, any MVA/PVA or IPS panel you'll love, but if you're only willing to spend $350 that won't happen. As for good TN panels, I've got no suggestions for that...
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The 23" e-IPS monitors should be around $300 or maybe slightly less if you can find a good deal somewhere. If you're up for that, those are 1920x1080 resolution. Just a bit on a the wider than taller side if you're ok with that.
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