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So after trying many TN panels in the past few months.

from HP 2710m > Samsung s27a350h> and the current LG e2770v-bf.

Im just not happy with those 27 inch TN panels. None of them is really bad, but none of them has really surprised me.

from what i heard, there's an night and day difference between the ips panel compared to TN.

Couple of questions :

1. Do you guys have any word of advise before i make the jump?
2. is it worth it to wait for the deal from dell once a month?(i dont want to wait more than a week..
3. Is there any reason to get the Apple 27 ips cinema over this? the price is same. other than the glossy vs matte


Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 24
I recently went from TN panels to an IPS set. I wouldn't say it's 'night and day.'

For gaming, I don't think you will notice a difference.

If you do photography, videography, web design, other color-sensitive work, you will notice the difference. The IPS screen will be more accurate, and typically have a much larger color gamut. I recommend the Dell, definitely, but I wouldn't expect to be completely blown away.

Hope you enjoy it!
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Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post
I recently went from TN panels to an IPS set. I wouldn't say it's 'night and day.'

For gaming, I don't think you will notice a difference.

If you do photography, videography, web design, other color-sensitive work, you will notice the difference. The IPS screen will be more accurate, and typically have a much larger color gamut. I recommend the Dell, definitely, but I wouldn't expect to be completely blown away.

Hope you enjoy it!
Even if you don't think TN -> IPS is going to be a big difference, that combined with the added resolution will make the display look great compared to his TN panels.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Even if you don't think TN -> IPS is going to be a big difference, that combined with the added resolution will make the display look great compared to his TN panels.
Would it be better to get the refurbished dell u3011 instead for around the same price or should i purchase a brand new 27inch..
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I want to warn you, if you're using it primarily for gaming, Don't get the u2711. It looks amazing, but simply not a gaming screen.
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I want to warn you, if you're using it primarily for gaming, Don't get the u2711. It looks amazing, but simply not a gaming screen.
It's fine for gaming, it might not have the best response time, but you don't even notice it.
    
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I'm also a little stuck between the u2711 and the new samsung ta950 thats coming out in may. I ended up picking samsung it has 3d led good response time but one fail is that it had 1920 1080 for res
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It's fine for gaming, it might not have the best response time, but you don't even notice it.
You don't notice it in some games, but you definitely notice it in others. Especially if you have a more gaming oriented monitor to compare it to. If gaming is your priority, do not get this screen. It drove me nuts.

I just pIcked up the ZR24W, much better input latency!!!
Edited by Spandy87 - 4/30/11 at 1:27pm
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You don't notice it in some games, but you definitely notice it in others. Especially if you have a more gaming oriented monitor to compare it to. If gaming is your priority, do not get this screen. It drove me nuts.
And you still remain to be the only vocalist here about not liking the U2711. Your reasons include having a headache or something after using it.

OP, if you have the desk space and money, go with U3011. If you prefer the 16:9 form factor, get the U2711.
    
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
And you still remain to be the only vocalist here about not liking the U2711. Your reasons include having a headache or something after using it.

OP, if you have the desk space and money, go with U3011. If you prefer the 16:9 form factor, get the U2711.
No. He has perfectly valid reasons for disliking the U2711. You should have read more of his threads / posts.

I was the one who recommended it to him. He ended up not liking it. However, he had very good reasons for disliking it.

EDIT: Yet to point out, from what I understood, he didn't particularly dislike it, he just didn't think it was worth it
Edited by De-Zant - 4/30/11 at 1:32pm
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