Originally Posted by t-ramp;14473525
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.
LED makes the display have worse colors, not better.
Power consumption difference saves you 50 cents per month AT MOST in a normal area.
Originally Posted by SeanPoe;14475095
Really comes down to three different choices:
- Do you get annoyed by screen tearing and ghosting/input lag in the games you play?
- Do you want the best color reproduction and contrast you can get for watching movies?
- Do you want a balance between the two (but you will still have screen tearing)?
- If you chose the first one, go with the Alienware 120hz monitor.
- If you chose the second one, go with Dell U2410 (or another high-end IPS panel)
- 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
The difference between U2410 and U2311h is not that big. The u2311h is not a compromise in that way. Though being one of the fastest and cheapest IPS monitors for gaming out there, its' still not that far ahead the U2410 in terms of ghosting and input lag. u2410 input lag = 15ms in gaming mode, ghosting only a bit worse. U2311h = 10ms of input lag.
Also, the U2311h has a 857:1 contrast ratio when calibrated and the U2410 only has 448:1 calibrated, 742:1 uncalibrated. This means the U2311h has a higher contrast, not the U2410.
Why would you not recommend the U2410? yes, I would not either, mostly because of the price. I'd much rather recommend the HP ZR24W or the dell U2412m as cheaper alternatives for gaming if you want IPS.
Though, this doesn't matter, since the OP has decided to already get the 120hz, which is a fine choice of a monitor too.