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The dells are always recommended because they are using IPS panels instead of the regular TN panels found in pretty much every display out there. The others I recommended use them too. IPS panels are known for good color reproduction and good viewing angles. They are quite superior to TN panels. And why particularly the dells? Because dell has great warranty and their panels are probably the best for gaming if you do that.

The asus VH series is TN of course, but if you want to get stuff on budget, that's a good choice. Probably the most popular choice of TN display out there. Would not be a bad choice either, though me as an image quality fanatic would still recommend the IPS displays.

1080p vs 1200p. Not much to say here. It's a mere 120 more vertical pixels. It's not really a huge difference to be honest. It's not that much for desktop work and in games, it might look a bit better than the same quality panel with 1080p, but panel quality matters more. As in, 1080p IPS would look better than 1200p TN. In games there is an oddity of how games work with resolutions like these, but the difference is minimal and should not really be even considered. In short, 1080p sees more on the sides while 1200p is supposed to have a clearer picture, though, that again depends on panel quality.

I'm not saying TN is horrible, after all, that's what you've always been using. Just that IPS looks quite a bit better in general. It's your choice in the end. You might get IPS, TN, or mixed.

If you have any further questions, ask away

Cheers.

Wow! Thanks so much for your help. Incredible info, I didn't even know most of that. +

Now, because Im doing Eyefinity, do you know anything about the bezel situation? Many claim its annoying but others say it disappears once you start using them. What's your take on that? Any recommendations on a two or three monitor stand (assuming I go for the Dell monitors for example)

I may just go the Dell assuming I can get a student discount in there. If not I can always try the Preferred Account too. I'll have to see how my final budget comes out after my laptop gets here. Thanks for your help.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dex-_-24236117

ASUS VH238H

just went on sale. Good buy or nay?

I can get 3 of them for a mere $500 as opposed to 3 of the Dells for $900.
I also could just get 2 of them and one of the Dell right? That would be pretty cool.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 7/23/11 at 1:10am
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Those all suck, and for $300 a pop and he needs 3 of them.. i am going to college next year myself, and if the OP is anything like me $900 right now for monitors is not money well spent

and besides 27" but only 1920x1080? I mean i have a 27.5" 1920x1200 and it still looks abit fumy compared to a smaller screen with same res.
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Those all suck, and for $300 a pop and he needs 3 of them.. i am going to college next year myself, and if the OP is anything like me $900 right now for monitors is not money well spent

and besides 27" but only 1920x1080? I mean i have a 27.5" 1920x1200 and it still looks abit fumy compared to a smaller screen with same res.
not to mention I just bought a $2k laptop!

I mean, Im willing to spend but I think $900 is a bit too much for something I can get for $500 and sacrifice a bit of quality. I've never used IPS monitors though so I'm not exactly sure what I'm missing. I could always get 2 of the ASUS and 1 of the Dell too.... hmmm

I could also get the U2311H for $200 if I dare to buy used
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 7/23/11 at 3:18am
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Id recommend getting this for a multi-monitor setup I have 2 of these and they look amazing just amazing.

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Regarding Dell U2311Hs, I may have found a good deal.
3 of them, 2 used and one moderately used, for $700.
All have 3 year warranties and the receipt too.

The only problem is, I've never dealt with craigslist before and Im a bit weary.
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Maybe if you're suspicious, you can bring a lappy and a cable and test if they all work before purchase?

And cash payment is the way to go. On pick up.


I've not dealt with such expensive items on online auctions before. The most expensive I've done is my wheel at 62€ and then my screens combined at 47.5€. I really wouldn't know the protocol here.
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Why do I like TN ?? I game , TN pwns.. good response time , mine's 2ms GTG , and there's better out there..

Input lag , yeah yeah .. but there hasn't been any independant study out there in some tiome so who's to say that just dithering is to blame ??

Btw, e-IPS panels use 6bit color space.. so they have dithering too . .and IPS can also lead to tons of other problems, backlight bleeding beein a bigger problem on most as compared to a high quality TN panel.

LEDs are just a backlight option. Don't throw away cash on 1200p monitors.. 3x1080p is PLENTY!!
3x1200p would be a bit of a task for even your 6990.
23 inches is fine for 1080p , cause with 3 displays, I doubt you'll be sitting close to your screens..
Still , I prefer a single screen for gaming so 21inches fit the budget well for me .. Like the sharpness it offers me .. even my 19inch screen is pretty OK .. 900p

Just saying ,I believe that DELL you're looking into has some backlight issues.. Google
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Dell U2211h
Dell U2311h

Wish I would have went with IPS panels over my TN ones for eyefinity.
    
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Why do I like TN ?? I game , TN pwns.. good response time , mine's 2ms GTG , and there's better out there..

Input lag , yeah yeah .. but there hasn't been any independant study out there in some tiome so who's to say that just dithering is to blame ??

Btw, e-IPS panels use 6bit color space.. so they have dithering too . .and IPS can also lead to tons of other problems, backlight bleeding beein a bigger problem on most as compared to a high quality TN panel.

LEDs are just a backlight option. Don't throw away cash on 1200p monitors.. 3x1080p is PLENTY!!
3x1200p would be a bit of a task for even your 6990.
23 inches is fine for 1080p , cause with 3 displays, I doubt you'll be sitting close to your screens..
Still , I prefer a single screen for gaming so 21inches fit the budget well for me .. Like the sharpness it offers me .. even my 19inch screen is pretty OK .. 900p

Just saying ,I believe that DELL you're looking into has some backlight issues.. Google
Those backlight issues are the complaint of hardcore monitor enthusiast. They will not bother the average guy. And it's much less serious than most TN panels.

The dell U2311h does better at input lag, ghosting, and every other gaming related component than most TN panels.

In the end, most TNs will never beat the U2311h at most areas of performance. Not even the ones where TN panels are supposed to excel at.

Some IPS panels like the NEC I mentioned are slow and not that good for fast paced gaming. TN would be better for gaming there. But the dell U2311h is a good example of modern fast IPS panel.
Edited by De-Zant - 7/23/11 at 5:48am
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