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Hey guys,
I have a 2010 mbp rocking the NVIDIA GeForce 320M with 256mb. I also have a ps3. I'm looking for a 24-27 monitor (no speakers needed) that is going to have very little lag for PS3 FPS's but also good text readability when I use it with my macbook attached (antiglare preferred). I don't use the mac at all for photo/vid editing or gaming but only for watching some videos, reading text and a lot of microsoft office work, so color reproduction is on the bottom of my list.
I currently have the lg flatron m2380d, and the major complaint is that the lag is bad. The tn of the m2380d doesnt give me any problem with viewing angles. I went ahead and bought the new e2770v that everyones been raving about but the text looks terrible. I have a feeling its because of the resolution, not the screen, as a cinema display looks fine. Theres no lag issues on thru mode but i think 1080 on a 27 screen should be for tvs only.
The U2711 is looking tempting but I'm not sure my graphics card is gonna hold up well on that, but flash games are the most gaming that goes on that setup.
Any suggestions on monitors? I think the dells are more suited for colors and less on lag, but i seen a lot of mixed opinions on that.
post #2 of 5
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anyone?
post #3 of 5
Only problem you will find with super high res screens is that the PS3 wouldn't be able to output at such a high resolution, so you will be wasting pixels and would essentially have a smaller screen for your ps3.

Personally I would recommend going to a store and actually comparing screens side by side as its hard to tell from pictures how good the displays actually are. Its what made me by the Dell U2311H, as I was originally sceptical of how good IPS displays actually were. Its a bit like comparing an SSD to a HDD I suppose. Also it works fine with my 2011 mbp 13 so the u2711 should be as well.

As for lag with a ps3 I would have no idea which monitor would be best. You could compare response times but I've seen 2ms monitors and they seem no different to a 5-8ms one.

You'll probably have to look into the ps3 lag thing yourself though.

If you have a spare $30,000 lying around then you could consider one of these (when they are released that is):
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/17/sony-announces-17-inch-and-25-inch-trimaster-el-professional-ole/
Edited by Polymerabbit - 4/29/11 at 3:24am
 
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Intel X-25M 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD + 60GB SSD cache Pioneer 22x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell U2311H 
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A Noisy Box
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i5-2500k @ 4.0GHz Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Crossfire Gigabyte HD 6850s at 900MHz 4x2GB G.Skill Trident 1600MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X-25M 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD + 60GB SSD cache Pioneer 22x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell U2311H 
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Black Widow for Gaming + Apple wired keyboard Corsair TX750 HAF 922 + 200mm side fan 
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post #4 of 5
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Thanks for the help. With pricing not being an issue, would you recommend the 2410 over the 2311? I will be using it as a secondary monitor more often than for a ps3. Only thing is every time i search for the 2410 it comes up about the dithering problem (which has been fixed). I cant find out whether or not the 1920x1200 is stretched for the ps3, or if 120 pixels are lost. I would prefer if they were lost instead of it being stretched as I think that's a better picture.
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the dell 2311 doesnt have a hdmi input, both of which my ps3 and macbook output right now.
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