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Im looking for a LED monitor for under $300 mostly for gaming and movies. I narrowed it down to the

according to Tomhardware's saying that it has the best color vs Dell and HP.

I would appreciate some input and suggestions. Thank you.
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I had a pal who got one of these, and besides the stand being a bit wobbly and there being a small external power brick, he's had nothing but good things to say about it.

Newegg also has about 60 reviews on it, which are pretty detailed:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...msung%20PX2370

Hope it helps!
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why get an inferior TN panel monitor when you can get a IPS monitor like the Dell U2311H in the budget?
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I had a pal who got one of these, and besides the stand being a bit wobbly and there being a small external power brick, he's had nothing but good things to say about it.

Newegg also has about 60 reviews on it, which are pretty detailed:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...msung%20PX2370

Hope it helps!
Thats the monitor Im leaning towards, but I dont know if not having VESA mounts is a big deal.

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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
why get an inferior TN panel monitor when you can get a IPS monitor like the Dell U2311H in the budget?
Its not LED and only 8ms? My current monitor is 5ms and I dont know if the 8ms will impact my gaming. Im not doing any photo editing. I like the display port and the stand. It would make a nice eyefinity with 3 monitors in portrait mode.
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Ya most of the smasungs in this range are not VESA and the stands totally suck. I am not going to bother with a samsung unless I can afford to buy 3 of them that have VESA.
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Its not LED and only 8ms? My current monitor is 5ms and I dont know if the 8ms will impact my gaming. Im not doing any photo editing. I like the display port and the stand. It would make a nice eyefinity with 3 monitors in portrait mode.
LED isn't a "benefit." The U2311h isn't LED? Good. Means the colors are more accurate/less washed out. 8ms? You really think you can tell the difference between 5ms and 8ms? There's practically no motion blur on the U2311h. And this is coming from someone that also owns a TN LED monitor.
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I highly recommend the Asus VH238H. A fantastic monitor at a great price.
Don't fall for the Samsung name mark-up or spending a premium on an IPS panel.
Sure, IPS panels are great, but the price premium is not worth it if all you're doing is gaming and watching movies.
Put aside the money you save for a future upgrade.
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I highly recommend the Asus VH238H. A fantastic monitor at a great price.
Don't fall for the Samsung name mark-up or spending a premium on an IPS panel.
Sure, IPS panels are great, but the price premium is not worth it if all you're doing is gaming.
Put aside the money you save for a future upgrade.
Have you gamed with an IPS panel? If image quality is a priority (and I suspect it is, or else why would we purchase high end GPUs?) then an IPS is worth it for gaming. Everything looks much better, games included. Rather, especially games, since they're so colorful.

I'm curious why the OP specifically wants an "LED" monitor.
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Have you gamed with an IPS panel? If image quality is a priority (and I suspect it is, or else why would we purchase high end GPUs?) then an IPS is worth it for gaming. Everything looks much better, games included. Rather, especially games, since they're so colorful.

I'm curious why the OP specifically wants an "LED" monitor.
I have, and while I'll agree that games did look great, I much prefer the faster response time of my TN panel. This wouldn't bother most people, but I definitely notice it.
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I have, and while I'll agree that games did look great, I much prefer the faster response time of my TN panel. This wouldn't bother most people, but I definitely notice it.
Then you won't have a problem explaining to me what you "noticed" was the difference?

Oh, and which IPS panel did you game on, specifically?
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