Originally Posted by wubikens
Yeah, I had been looking at that one too. The 8ms response has me a little bit worried though when it comes to gaming, which is what I would be doing mostly. I was reading that the Dell UltraSharp U2410
might be slightly better, but I've also heard it suffers from something called "dithering" and a slight pinkish tint, along with the 6ms response, which leaves me kind of uninterested in this one as well.
I've never owned an IPS display though, so I'm not sure how acceptable the response times of an IPS monitor are when it comes to gaming.
(almost) ALL TN (low quality) panels, including the one you linked in the original post, has dithering. So you are used to it. The U2412m also has dithering AFAIK, but it's mostly not visible. At least not anywhere near the visibility of TN dithering.
Only earlier revisions of the U2410 have dithering.
Response times are an advertising giimmic. They are measured in gray to gray transitions, which makes the whole point quite null. Real world usage of IPS panels shows that ghosting (the product of response times) is quite low these days.
All in all, the U2410 would be a good choice for gaming, but it has 15ms of input lag in game mode (=one frame on 60hz). That is roughly the average TN input lag but it might bother some picky people. The U2412m will most likely have less, since it's more gamer oriented, such as the U2311h and u2211h, which both have less input lag. I'd suggest waiting for the U2412m, since it seems a good choice for the gamer. And once you go for a high quality panel like that, the normal stuff is going to look very washed out and wrong.Edited by De-Zant - 7/30/11 at 7:41am