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Old July 28, 2011, 11:17 AM
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Default Suggestions for a nice 24" IPS or VA display?

This will be mainly used for viewing movies and gaming. Will not be doing any video or photo editing.
Budget is $300-$500

List of desired features from most important to least
-Matte display with IPS panels and LED backlight... maybe a VA
-Good true contrast ratio (not just some exaggerated DCR)
-Ideally 24", but anywhere from 23-27" would be okay.
-Decent response time (10 ms GTG or lower)
-No backlight bleeding
-Displayport
-Limited to resolutions of either 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 (due to budget)

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Old July 28, 2011, 01:42 PM
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I was just about to start doing research for essentially the same thing ... I'm interested to hear some recommendations as well. :)
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Old July 28, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Unfortunately it doesn't meet your LED requirement, but I've been incredibly happy with my ASUS PA246Q P-IPS. It has excellent color reproduction, each unit is calibrated out of the box, full tilt/swivel, solid construction, a plethera of features, and it's right in your price range.

I'm not going to go out and say it's the 'best' monitor available for the money. Obviously everyone's needs are different, and everyone looks for different hues and tones in their viewing experience. But I will say that my previous monitor was a u2410, and this Asus is so much nicer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

If you're looking for more detailed info, there's a full review done here on HWC in the review section, and Linus does a nice unboxing and brief overview on Youtube.
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I think the newly released Dell U2412 will suit you quite nicely.
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Unfortunately it doesn't meet your LED requirement, but I've been incredibly happy with my ASUS PA246Q P-IPS. It has excellent color reproduction, each unit is calibrated out of the box, full tilt/swivel, solid construction, a plethera of features, and it's right in your price range.

I'm not going to go out and say it's the 'best' monitor available for the money. Obviously everyone's needs are different, and everyone looks for different hues and tones in their viewing experience. But I will say that my previous monitor was a u2410, and this Asus is so much nicer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

If you're looking for more detailed info, there's a full review done here on HWC in the review section, and Linus does a nice unboxing and brief overview on Youtube.
I was also considering the U2410 as well, since you've owned both, I guess I'll have to pick your brains a little :) When you say that the ASUS is "nicer", are you talking purely in terms of quality of display or other factors as well? Do you feel that the PA246Q displays colors more accurately than the U2410, such as deeper and richer blacks and whiter whites?


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I think the newly released Dell U2412 will suit you quite nicely.
Cool, that one looks promising as well, hopefully a review for it comes out soon.

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U2412 apparently has a 6bit e-ips panel.
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This will be mainly used for viewing movies and gaming. Will not be doing any video or photo editing.
Budget is $300-$500

List of desired features from most important to least
-Matte display with IPS panels and LED backlight... maybe a VA
-Good true contrast ratio (not just some exaggerated DCR)
-Ideally 24", but anywhere from 23-27" would be okay.
-Decent response time (10 ms GTG or lower)
-No backlight bleeding
-Displayport
-Limited to resolutions of either 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 (due to budget)
U2412M fits your criteria perfectly.

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U2412 apparently has a 6bit e-ips panel.
It doesn't matter. It's 6-bit + FRC and this is a more common configuration than you think. You can't tell the difference.
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Thanks guys.... The U2410 was on sale for $450, but I called Dell and talked it down to $405+tax, I couldn't pass up on that :D
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Unfortunately it doesn't meet your LED requirement, but I've been incredibly happy with my ASUS PA246Q P-IPS. It has excellent color reproduction, each unit is calibrated out of the box, full tilt/swivel, solid construction, a plethera of features, and it's right in your price range.

I'm not going to go out and say it's the 'best' monitor available for the money. Obviously everyone's needs are different, and everyone looks for different hues and tones in their viewing experience. But I will say that my previous monitor was a u2410, and this Asus is so much nicer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

If you're looking for more detailed info, there's a full review done here on HWC in the review section, and Linus does a nice unboxing and brief overview on Youtube.
+++1 on the Pro Art. Another review is on Hothardware.com
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