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Im looking to get a high res monitor, I want one thats around 25" like my current set up. I play WoW and going to play diablo 3 when it comes out (if it ever comes out)

So I guess I want to know which is best for gaming? Ive been hearing alot of people buy dell high res monitors.

I would like to buy one tonight if I can make my mind up. Thanks!
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Dell monitors are kinda crap imho (and immensly overpriced), unless your buying the 30" variants. Anything from Samsung, illyama, or BenQ would be right up your street.
 
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By high res do you mean 1080x1920 or 1600x2560?
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Yes high res as in 2560x1600 or 14**
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Yes high res as in 2560x1600 or 14**
2560x1600 would be a 30" display, they aren't cheap mate. You probably require 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 for the screen size you mentioned in your original post.
 
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I realize hight res screens are expensive, I already have a 1920 x 1080. Im looking to spend around $1000
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by NoDoz View Post
I would like to buy one tonight if I can make my mind up.
This is really not something you should rush into purchasing.
    
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by NoDoz View Post
I realize hight res screens are expensive, I already have a 1920 x 1080. Im looking to spend around $1000
If your thinking of buying that sort of screen make sure you do your research, as the previous poster said. Because your budget is so high you should probably get an IPS display.
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27" is the smallest you will get with >1200 vert rez. Do you like glossy or anti-glare panels? The Apple Cinema Display is glossy with an LED backlight, the Dell U2711 has heavy anti-glare with a CCFL backlight.

30" 2560x1600
Dell Ultrasharp U3011 (anti-glare, tons of inputs, scaler and OSD)
HP ZR30W (anti-glare, DVI and Displayport inputs, no scaler/OSD)

27" 2560x1440
Dell Ultrasharp U2711 (anti-glare, tons of inputs, scaler and OSD)
Apple Cinema Display (glossy, Displayport/Thunderbolt only, no scaler/OSD)
Hazro HZ27WA,B,+C models

OSD = On Screen Display for making monitor adjustments.
A scaler is useful for connecting secondary devices such as a PS3 or external Blu-Ray. They add approx. 1 extra frame of input lag which some notice and some don't (myself included).

Any of these monitors would work fine for WOW and Diablo 3.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Dell monitors are kinda crap imho (and immensly overpriced), unless your buying the 30" variants. Anything from Samsung, illyama, or BenQ would be right up your street.
uummm no? Dell IPS screens are some of the best on the market.
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