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Hi guys, I will buy a new monitor, so need some ideas from you

I use monitor for everything, web browsing, movies, games, etc.. I am not a hardcore gamer, but I want games to run perfectly and I don't want any input lag or delay on games, so I still little worried about those things when looking for Dell's IPS monitors.

So I didn't decide I want 23'', 24'' or 27'' monitor. One of the reasons is resolution. For example most 27'' monitors uses 1900x1080 or 1900x1200 resolution, exactly the resolutions which 23'' and 24'' size monitors uses. So doesn't it look a little bad to use 27'' monitor with 1900x1080 or something like that?

So monitors I currently consider: Dell u2311h, u2410,u2711 or Dell Alienware OptX AW2310 3D. U2311h probably the most optimal choice cause it's a great monitor with a really decent price. But on the other hand monitor is a thing which I will buy for a lot of years, like 5 or so. So maybe invest into u2711? But now again I will need to buy a beastly GPU for that

Also u2410 costs more than twice as much as u2311 costs so is it worth overpaying that much?

The main reason I am looking for IPS dells cause they have best looking screens and that's really important. I am just worried about high ms and input lag.
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Just got a 27" s27a550 today. Pixel size is not an issue at all. This thing feels huge next to my 23" acer

Edit: I would have gotten a Dell 27 ISP if I had that kind of money.
    
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post #3 of 15
The Dell UltraSharp U2412m sounds like the perfect middle ground for you.

If you're not a heavy gamer and don't care for slightly less FOV in games, 1920x1200 is a better choice for the extra desktop real estate (plus it loses FOV but makes up for it with extra detail level).

It's a 6-bit IPS, which I think is a good middle ground between TN and IPS regarding speed and colors. If you're worried about ghosting and input delay, the Dell UltraSharp U2410 is not the best in that area, although it's not horrible either (that's probably more so for the Dell UltraSharp U2711).

The Dell UltraSharp U2412m is even said to have better contrast than the Dell UltraSharp U2410, and is cheaper even too (since it's 6-bit e-IPS vs 8-bit H-IPS).

It's seemingly sort of a 1920x1200 version of the Dell UltraSharp U2311h (which is 1920x1080). If it's not too expensive, I'd look at that. Otherwise, the Dell UltraSharp U2311h is cheaper, but offers less desktop real estate.
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The Dell UltraSharp U2412m sounds like the perfect middle ground for you.

If you're not a heavy gamer and don't care for slightly less FOV in games, 1920x1200 is a better choice for the extra desktop real estate (plus it loses FOV but makes up for it with extra detail level).

It's a 6-bit IPS, which I think is a good middle ground between TN and IPS regarding speed and colors. If you're worried about ghosting and input delay, the Dell UltraSharp U2410 is not the best in that area, although it's not horrible either (that's probably more so for the Dell UltraSharp U2711).

The Dell UltraSharp U2412m is even said to have better contrast than the Dell UltraSharp U2410, and is cheaper even too (since it's 6-bit e-IPS vs 8-bit H-IPS).

It's seemingly sort of a 1920x1200 version of the Dell UltraSharp U2311h (which is 1920x1080). If it's not too expensive, I'd look at that. Otherwise, the Dell UltraSharp U2311h is cheaper, but offers less desktop real estate.
Exactly what I would've said.

Both the u2412m and U2311h are great monitors. You will not be disappointed with either
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post #5 of 15
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Thanks guys, but I don't really see for sell in my country u2412. I was thinking and now I am thinking about u2311h cause it have great price. How would you compare it to Alienware OptX AW2310 3D (I don't care about 3D)?
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Depends on your usage. Do you feel limited by 60hz? If not, U2311h is vastly superior. If yes, AW2310 would be a better choice.
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post #7 of 15
For gaming 1920x1080 is the best resolution. 2560x1400 is also very good.

I would say U2311H or a 120Hz TN panel like the Alienware.

U2412M is 16:10 and an officemonitor. Not anything you would like for games and movies.
Edited by Hydros - 8/21/11 at 2:08am
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Hydros, repeating that is not moving the point forwards. Base your statements on evidence, not the statement itself.

And why the heck would you consider 2560x1440 worse for gaming than 1920x1080? That... does not make sense.


And again, you can make the U2412m run in 1920x1080 letterboxed, so there is nothing that makes it worse than the u2311h in that regard.
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Dell U2412M has very much backlight bleed and you got to be foolish to pay extra to get black bars where this become extra annoying.

U2311H bleed far less than U2412M, it has a lower price and you dont have to worry for letterbox or spend time with manually tweakings to fix 16:10 compability problems.

U2412M is a decent officemonitor for daytime only. Not something you would like to use for gaming, movies or even use for officeapplications after sunset.
Edited by Hydros - 8/21/11 at 3:20am
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Your only going to get black bars watching dvds. Games will display what ever resolution.
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