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I've really wanted an affordable IPS monitor for a long time now and was about to pull the trigger on a u2311h but then I read that Dell will be updating their line of Ultrasharps soon. The only major difference that I read was that they were going to be using LED backlit technology instead. Does anyone have enough experience with IPS monitors to predict whether or not the new series will be better than the current ones?
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At that price point the LEDs are usually worse. Q3 is right around the corner, you could wait and compare reviews. Maybe the CCFL version will drop in price.
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At that price point the LEDs are usually worse. Q3 is right around the corner, you could wait and compare reviews. Maybe the CCFL version will drop in price.
That was one of the options that I was considering. If the u2311 or u2410 drops in price, I'd definitely pick one of those instead. My concern is that Dell will either stop selling them upon release of the newer models, or that they will sell out near-instantly and I'll have to buy them refurbished or second-hand.
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post #4 of 9
Wait U2412HM or wait the Asus PA238Q ( possibility lighter AG coating than dell ).
LED is not worse, is the future.
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Pick up the U2311h when it drops in price.
 
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Pick up the U2311h when it drops in price.
u2311h not drop price !
it will be replacement with U2312HM whit same price, the U2412HM will have a highter price.

220€ for U2311H is just low, this is not a toy.
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Wait U2412HM or wait the Asus PA238Q ( possibility lighter AG coating than dell ).
LED is not worse, is the future.
Just because it's the future doesn't mean it's better. There are lots of things that are the future because they appeal to some demographics and/or are cheap to make. Example: LCD's take up less space and weigh less than CRTs, but they are inferior in most other ways. They have worse response times, worse colors, etc.
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Just because it's the future doesn't mean it's better. There are lots of things that are the future because they appeal to some demographics and/or are cheap to make. Example: LCD's take up less space and weigh less than CRTs, but they are inferior in most other ways. They have worse response times, worse colors, etc.
no is not better like quality but is a modern tecnology and do not means that is worse.

CRT have not the sharpness of LCD, the color is worse in TN LCD, but IPS is better, the responsive time is good in modern LCD without difference visible.
and CRT is bad glare coating
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Right well, from what I've seen in LED TN panels, the color is very vibrant but to the point where it looks very artificial. Pictures are so saturated that they look unnatural. This doesn't seem that apparent on Apple's Cinema Displays. While the pictures are still very vibrant, they don't cross over to being fake looking. I guess we won't really know about the new line of Ultrasharps until we actually see it.
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