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This is a good monitor, according to some friends who have them:

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Originally Posted by virus86 View Post
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 is a major downside

If you want LED for brightness, you're outta luck. The U2311h is brighter than most LED displays because it has a quality CCFL backlight.

Just get the U2311h. If you get something else, you've made a bad choice.

The difference here is TN vs IPS. Most LED displays are TN = CRAP colors. The U2311h is IPS = Very very vibrant and accurate colors.
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It also uses about the same amount (or even less) of power as the LED screens, so that ruins the only advantage LED has over CCFL backlights - power consumption.
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So all in all, the U2331h is better than ANY LED screen for the budget the OP stated
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Just to give some user feedback on the u2311h: Its great! The response time is barely noticeable and when properly calibrated, the color accuracy is pretty dang good for a budget monitor. The panel broke a while back, but dell sent me a RMA almost instantly.
One word before you purchase it ( if you want to) some dell reps give you some crazy discounts on the monitor. Do a little search around, and I'm sure you'll find a list of names somewhere. I got my monitor for $210 after talking to one of the reps and i highly encourage you to try to do the same.

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I like LED due to the low power consumption and low heat generation. I live in Florida and its in the 90s right now. I might jump on this since reviews say its the same panel as the Dell. The good thing is that I can try this out and return if I dont like it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+IPS...=1218306466603
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Originally Posted by virus86 View Post
I like LED due to the low power consumption and low heat generation. I live in Florida and its in the 90s right now. I might jump on this since reviews say its the same panel as the Dell. The good thing is that I can try this out and return if I dont like it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+IPS...=1218306466603
Like I said, the Dell uses as little power as the LED monitors (as a result, puts off about the same amount of heat). About 25 watts after calibration, about 33 watts out of the box. http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.p...&id=1275291737

The Dell has a far superior warranty. 3 years, guaranteed pixel-perfect (no dead or stuck, or you get a replacement) compared to 1 year limited parts and labor.
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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.
I have a VH238h as well and I love it. It will take a few minutes to correctly calibrate but when you get it set to your liking, its got a fantastic picture. I primarily use it to game and my eyes are really sensitive to monitor screens but I never have problems with this one.
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try searching for this one online
you might find a better deal
for the price you can never go wrong
i use it for my pc and ps3 together
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...samsung%20bx22
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I know the discussion is going more toward getting an IPS panel, but here is a nice LED monitor that I would suggest to you. I have the 22 inch version of this, and my roommate has this actual monitor. Nothing but great things to say about.


You may even like the price of it XD
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