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I've wanted at 1200p 24" monitor for a while now. I previously had a 28" 1200p Hannspree H289, but eventually gave it to a relative because it was just too large for me to play league FPS games on and I was still playing CS 1.6 alot.

Instead I went with a 2233RZ which i completely love because of how smooth it is, but I am wondering since Dell is upgrading their H-IPS line and moving to strictly 16:9, if I should jump in and grab a pair of 24" u2410s while they are still available.

I know 24" would be a solid size for me and with me playing alot more SC2 and wanting the real estate, Im thinking it would be the perfect size as a balance between pixel pitch/overall dimensions and resolution.

My only concern is input lag and what I am giving up with the 2233rz, which seems to have ~15ms input lag. I hear the game mode on the u2410s is horrible since it drops to sRGB and oversaturates colors like mad.

I get along ok on my 60hz 22" and my laptop, but I can easily tell the difference between my 120hz panel. Do you guys think id adjust quickly ?

I may not game as competitively as I used to, but if i started noticing input lag in COD/BC2/CS1.6, I think id go nuts.

Anyone been lucky enough to have both and tried them out ?
    
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I have a Dell U2711 (2560x1440 IPS) and a BenQ XL2410T (120Hz)

there is absolutely no way you could pry my 120Hz away from me for gaming, the U2711 is fine and absolutely gorgeous for games like StarCraft 2 and other RTS games I mess with such as Supreme Commander 2 or more casual games like Mass Effect 1/2, Borderlands, Portal 1/2...but there is no way I'd ever willingly give up 120Hz for more competitive shooters I play such as Left 4 Dead or Bad Company 2
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I have a Dell U2711 (2560x1440 IPS) and a BenQ XL2410T (120Hz)

there is absolutely no way you could pry my 120Hz away from me for gaming, the U2711 is fine and absolutely gorgeous for games like StarCraft 2 and other RTS games I mess with such as Supreme Commander 2 or more casual games like Mass Effect 1/2, Borderlands, Portal 1/2...but there is no way I'd ever willingly give up 120Hz for more competitive shooters I play such as Left 4 Dead or Bad Company 2
guess that locks that up for me. I am dying for a better panel, but nothing on the market for 120hz seems worth the $$ for me if im going to end up with worse colors and more backlight bleeding.

those benqs get any better ?
    
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Absolutely no sense of lag here, coming from a "5 ms" TN display. Smooth as buttah. I will never buy non-IPS again.
    
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Absolutely no sense of lag here, coming from a "5 ms" TN display. Smooth as buttah.
5 ms refresh rate and input lag are totally different, plus im not really concerned with 60hz tn panels
    
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5 ms refresh rate and input lag are totally different, plus im not really concerned with 60hz tn panels
There's no noticeable input lag.

You just have to decide if performance or visual fidelity is more important. I went with IPS because although smoothness is nice for games, it's only usable if you get over 60 FPS with your card, and it's only good for games, whereas an IPS's benefits stretch to pictures, movies, etc. as well as gaming.
    
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There's no noticeable input lag.

You just have to decide if performance or visual fidelity is more important. I went with IPS because although smoothness is nice for games, it's only usable if you get over 60 FPS with your card, and it's only good for games, whereas an IPS's benefits stretch to pictures, movies, etc. as well as gaming.
Hrmm.. well I have a 47inch led vizio I bought a few months ago i run at 24hz for movies so im not gonna use it for that. Most of my PC time aside from that is gaming / web browsing on my smaller displays.

I really need to try one out, but unfortunately I know no one locally that has an IPS panel.
    
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There's no noticeable input lag.

You just have to decide if performance or visual fidelity is more important. I went with IPS because although smoothness is nice for games, it's only usable if you get over 60 FPS with your card, and it's only good for games, whereas an IPS's benefits stretch to pictures, movies, etc. as well as gaming.
Response time and refresh rate are two completely different things.

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it's only usable if you get over 60 FPS with your card
I believe he does, at least in multiplayer. Above 60 fps on a 60Hz display sucks for fps games in my experience.


OP, I think you´ll regret going with a 60Hz monitor as time goes on. The Dell IPS panels have an incredible picture quality, but 60Hz is just..
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Response time and refresh rate are two completely different things.



I believe he does, at least in multiplayer. Above 60 fps on a 60Hz display sucks for fps games in my experience.


OP, I think you´ll regret going with a 60Hz monitor as time goes on. The Dell IPS panels have an incredible picture quality, but 60Hz is just..
maybe its time to figure out what the best current 24" 120hz panel is on the market... really wish there was a 1200p option though.
    
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Uhh you can get both.

It's called the sony FW900. Better colors than IPS monitors and is able to do at least 160hz if you turn the resolution down enough. Should be able to do 120hz on 1680x1050, but can do at least 100hz on 1920x1200, which looks better than a 120hz LCD because there is 0 ghosting, and therefore the movement will look much smoother at 100hz than a motion blurred 120hz LCD.

And 0 input lag.

And is also great for browsing, since it's 2304x1440 @ 85hz.

Don't dismiss CRT monitors all that quickly.
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