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Alienware OptX AW2310 or UltraSharp U2410?

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Which monitor would you choose for gaming and watching blu ray movies? Right now im choosing between these two monitors. Feel free to suggest any other monitors around this price range.
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That's sort of an apples and oranges comparison. I would prefer something like the Alienware for gaming, due to the high refresh rate and lower response time. On the other hand, the Dell panel would have better color production. However, if I were buying a new monitor I would prefer a LED backlight, which I don't believe either has. I'm not familiar enough with monitors to recommend a certain model specifically for gaming, but Dell just released the U2412M, which is a 24" 60hz LED IPS display.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/5/11 at 6:13am
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I'm looking at monitors pretty much for the same thing, however, since my primary function 90 percent of the time is gaming, I chose the alienware. 120hz does great with movies as well. The ips will offer better picture and color, but The alienware is a good choice. Really depends on what your primary function of the computer will be. Which do you do more, games or media?
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However, if I were buying a new monitor I would prefer a LED backlight

What's appealing about it? The lower color gamut?
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;14473442 
What's appealing about it? The lower color gamut?
Lower power consumption, heat, better colors, may last longer... I think a lot of cheaper models have some inconsistencies with the backlighting (not necessarily because it's LED-lit, I suppose), but I'd take LED for a nice display. You can look at this thread for a few more opinions. smile.gif
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Thanks for the replies! Yeah its kinda funny cus i equally do both playing games and watching movies. So im not sure if i should choose the monitor with 120hz for gaming or the other monitor for media. But the U2412M does look appealing.
post #7 of 47
Just make sure if you go LED get a high end one... back light bleeding, and usually they are just over saturated :\

But it saves power which is great for me lol
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Both of those are good. The alienware is extremely nice, and I like the base stand for it. (got tried of those circular ugly ones). Dell, obviously makes equally as nice monitors. The reviews on the color for the alienware are actually pretty good. I would see what is said about it as far as movies go. I just ordered a blu ray player for my computer so Ill probably be in the same boat your in soon, but since I game I'm still leaning towards the alienware. IPS monitos claim to have no input lag and the response times say they are higher but many people argue that it is a spec that should be ignored.

Most people on dells site say, at least for the 2311, that it performs fine for gaming. I'm sure that whichever one you go with, movies and games will look fine. That alienware lcd and any ips panel are good choices.

Wouldn't worry about led. All the nice features seem to be with lcd (120hz, 3d, and many of these lcd's look better too)

I steered away from potential led's because I found lcd's that looked better with great reviews (the alienware)

I also plan to get 3 lol.
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Really comes down to three different choices:
  1. Do you get annoyed by screen tearing and ghosting/input lag in the games you play?
  2. Do you want the best color reproduction and contrast you can get for watching movies?
  3. Do you want a balance between the two (but you will still have screen tearing)?
  1. If you chose the first one, go with the Alienware 120hz monitor.
  2. If you chose the second one, go with Dell U2410 (or another high-end IPS panel)
  3. If you chose the third one go with the Dell U2311H.

The third option is really such a nice monitor overall i wouldn't recommend the U2410 unless you're doing graphic work too.

Personally though, I'd choose the 120hz monitor over the U2311H just because i really dislike screen tearing, input lag, and i love the smoothness of running games at 120fps on a 120hz monitor (and i care more about quality game play than i do having perfect color reproduction in movies).

Hope that helps you make a decision cool.gif
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Originally Posted by SeanPoe;14475095 
Really comes down to three different choices:
  1. Do you get annoyed by screen tearing and ghosting/input lag in the games you play?
  2. Do you want the best color reproduction and contrast you can get for watching movies?
  3. Do you want a balance between the two (but you will still have screen tearing)?
  1. If you chose the first one, go with the Alienware 120hz monitor.
  2. If you chose the second one, go with Dell U2410 (or another high-end IPS panel)
  3. If you chose the third one go with the Dell U2311H.

The third option is really such a nice monitor overall i wouldn't recommend the U2410 unless you're doing graphic work too.

Personally though, I'd choose the 120hz monitor over the U2311H just because i really dislike screen tearing, input lag, and i love the smoothness of running games at 120fps on a 120hz monitor (and i care more about quality game play than i do having perfect color reproduction in movies).

Hope that helps you make a decision cool.gif

This. Pretty much what I was trying to say but more thought out. Good post dude.
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