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Hey guys I have been looking at monitors and I really like the idea of upgrading to an Ips, Everything I've read points to the dell. So could i get some other opinions about the dell. And to all who have upgraded to Ips how much better is it, I'm very picky about graphics so I want to know if it is really worth it. So far it looks worth it. Thanks

Oh and does anyone know any good guides to calibrate them.
Edited by nick913 - 6/15/11 at 1:51am
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Graphics? You mean colour accuracy, viewing angles and backlight bleeding?

The U2410 is a great monitor (price/performance wise) especially for "professionals". However, the U2410 is not exactly the best IPS gaming monitor out there.

For gaming you'll want to look at the Dell U2311 or HP ZR24W.
    
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Ya sorry I didnt really know the correct term for it.
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Ya sorry I didnt really know the correct term for it.
No problem dude.

What will your monitor be used for?
    
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And why are those monitors better. They both have a higher response time and a lot less colors.
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The monitor will be used mainly for games but I also do 3d modeling and I require photoshop and zbrush for that. But what are its draw backs for games because from the specs the u2410 seems a lot better than the others.

Oh and for games is the out of box calibration good enough or do i need some software or hardware to calibrate. Thanks I'm kind of new at this.
Edited by nick913 - 6/15/11 at 2:14am
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post #7 of 12
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And why are those monitors better. They both have a higher response time and a lot less colors.
Response time is more or less a gimmick, so is the amount of dynamic colours. For (fast paced) gaming you'll want a monitor with low input lag. The U2311 and the HPZR24W both have lower input than the U2410.

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The monitor will be used mainly for games but I also do 3d modeling and I require photoshop and zbrush for that. But what are its draw backs for games because from the specs the u2410 seems a lot better than the others.
Well, those are the specs on paper. On top of that the U2410 is quite dated compared to the others. Don't get me wrong the U2410 is a great monitor but if you're mostly gaming, the U2311 is a clear winner.

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Oh and for games is the out of box calibration good enough or do i need some software or hardware to calibrate. Thanks I'm kind of new at this.
Now I'd say the U2311 has a great out of the box calibration already. I'm not so sure about the U2410 but I heard that the U2410 benefits more from calibration than the U2311 does.

Lastly, I think a calibration tool (and its software!) are more useful on $1000+ monitors.
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post #8 of 12
the dell is little few better than Asus as colors, but the u2410 is famous for the aggressive ag coating that Asus haven't.

The absolutly best 24" IPS in the world is not the Dell, there's monitors like Eizo e Lacie.
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Ok I'm actually somewhat glad to see that the specs are somewhat gimmicky on the u2410. Because if the u2311 has near the same color accuracy, viewing angles and backlight bleeding than the u24 than that is excellent. The u23 is 250 bucks cheaper. So pretty much the U23 has near the visual quality of the u24?

Thanks guys.

I wont be back untill thursday. sorry

And with the u23 will I see a great increase in visual quality from a tn?
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post #10 of 12
I'm going through the same process as you, and have basically decided on the u2311. Here are some nice in depth reviews you can look over. Shows everything from color tests to input lag/ghosting comparisons between the monitors.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2311h.htm

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.p...&id=1275291737

Here's my thread with some good input from users:
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...esolution.html
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