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post #11 of 21
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12ms input lag. Don't know how the backlight is. Has a glossy screen, so that's pretty much insta-fail.
So would you recommend the BenQ?
post #12 of 21
I'd say the BenQ is probably the best out there for 2D gaming. The Alienware is nice too, but has some issues. Its bleeding is worse and you only get a fast response time while in the gaming or multimedia color presets, which don't look as good as the rgb preset, otherwise it looks like it's around 5ms. Also, even if you decide to use the gaming or multimedia presets, there's some weird issue where the dynamic contrast is still active even if you turn it off - it doesn't auto-adjust slowly like it does when it's actually on, but you can see your brightness and contrast changing when looking at different things. Its panel uniformity is much better than the BenQ, though.

edit: The alienware also has 13ms of input lag, which isn't horrible since it's still less than one frame, but still.
post #13 of 21
The new Dell 2412M has been getting good reviews from peeps at hardOCP. Better contrast and blacks then the U2410 apparently, low input lag and good LED lighting with no BLB and a tough to beat price.
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post #14 of 21
It's personal preference, but I'd rather have an alright looking 120hz TN than a really nice looking 60hz IPS. 120hz is just so much better than 60 for gaming.
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It's personal preference, but I'd rather have an alright looking 120hz TN than a really nice looking 60hz IPS. 120hz is just so much better than 60 for gaming.
Have been seeing this kind of attitude toward 120hz a lot which is what makes me really want one.

I'm not in to the competitive gaming scene right now, but I'd like it to look really nice while I play.

I will probably be going with the BenQ as I hear since they've corrected the majority of the backlighting issue that was at first release.
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I will probably be going with the BenQ as I hear since they've corrected the majority of the backlighting issue that was at first release.
They still have the worst color reproduction of any 120hz monitor and they are still not as fast as the Acer GD245HQ (but i wouldn't suggest that one either).

You're better off going with the Alienware OptX AW2310 when it goes on sale for ~369 from dell or buying a refurbished one from dell for 349 (which still has a warranty).

An alternative to the Alienware would be the ASUS VG236HE which has very nice colors for a TN, the same 13.2ms input lag as the Alienware, and slightly better contrast. Overall it's a good monitor but has some QC issues compared to the Alienware, like deadpixels. It also has a glossy screen opposed to matte, which one is better is pretty subjective but i'd definitely say i prefer matte.
Edited by SeanPoe - 8/4/11 at 6:52am
post #17 of 21
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They still have the worst color reproduction of any 120hz monitor and they are still not as fast as the Acer GD245HQ (but i wouldn't suggest that one either).
I've read that out of box the color reproduction is as you say. But once you change the settings correctly the color reproduction is just as good as any of the other monitors on the market.
post #18 of 21
I'm in the process of returning my Alienware AW2310 as we speak. It's extremely overrated and I was very disappointed in it. I have it side by side next to the BenQ. The colors are definitely not noticeably better in any way compared to the BenQ and as I mentioned above, it has some issues such as its overdrive only being active while in the gaming or multimedia presets. Those presets look awful and also have their own issues with dynamic contrast still lingering even if it's turned off. Also, the backlight bleeding on it is pretty awful.
post #19 of 21
Out of the box the Alienware has poor colors and bad blacklight bleeding, just like every single 120hz monitor. The difference is, when you calibrate the Alienware you can achieve some very decent colors and with the other ones you're still stuck with bad colors.

Read this review (more specifically the part about colors):

Code:
Brightness: 30
Contrast: 50
Input Color Format: RGB
Mode Selection: Graphics
Sharpness: 50
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Response time: Overdrive
RGB: Custom
• R: 92
• G: 84
• B: 84
Look at the difference between these on paper (attachements)


Edited by SeanPoe - 8/4/11 at 12:35pm
post #20 of 21
+1 on the u2423m

just got my buddy the u2311h and so far he loves it and has had no trouble.

I personally would like the extra resolution over the 120hz. looking at the test here it seems that it doesn't fair too badly in response time either.

it even seems to be faster in input response to the Samsung SM2233RZ.

supposedly the 24 in monitor is turning out to be better. just my two cents
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