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I am trying to narrow my decision down to a single monitor to purchase. I have read tons, and think I now have my final choices.

I will primarily surf the web and play games such as Battlefield 3, SWTOR and others. I do play lots of games, but I also understand I spend a lot of time just browsing.. like right now.

My main needs in this monitor are to have low input lag for my games and minimal noticeable ghosting if any. 23 or 24 inch monitor is preferred (or in between of course) x 1080 obv.

My choices (If there is better in class please let me know)

Asus - have not decided on the series yet because there are too damn many

Planar SA2311W - 120Hz would be nice. I currently push 80+ FPS easy with full settings in BFBC2 (Although BF3 may change that thought) * edit: For reference - SLI - MSI 460 GTX Hawk

Dell u2312HM / u2412HM - Still kind of new, but good reputation.. good for gaming?

I know the above three monitors are all over the board... but I guess I am just one of those people who weight my decisions on other input... Wish there was somewhere local with nice monitors so I could actually see some of these in action, but there is not. So the interwebs is all I have...

Honestly I am leaning towards the dell. I know 8ms is just a number, but it still scares me enough to think twice about it.
post #2 of 11
Asus VH series are probably their best known for gaming, and they're affordable.

Look into the LG IPS screens (specifically IPS236V). It's a 23" LED IPS panel. I have two of them and love 'em. Great for gaming, high quality colors, low input lag, easy on the eyes.

Also, the Samsung Pxxxx series are pretty good.
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Originally Posted by Zzari View Post
Asus VH series are probably their best known for gaming, and they're affordable.

Look into the LG IPS screens (specifically IPS236V). It's a 23" LED IPS panel. I have two of them and love 'em. Great for gaming, high quality colors, low input lag, easy on the eyes.

Also, the Samsung Pxxxx series are pretty good.
Zzari,

Thanks for your reply mate!

Ok, between say like the Asus VH238h vs. LG IPS236 (there is no v on the tag at my local store.. ya they actualy have this one im psyced... does no v mean anything or do they just make bad tags?)

If price did not matter, is that LG the way to go for sure? I know you have a few so obv you like them but do you play FPS, like bfbc2 and stuff? If so, and you think the input lag & ghosting are non existant to minimal, i'm game!

So I have to ask... if money were no object (it is, but i like saying that), would you go LG IPS236 or Dell u2312xx
post #4 of 11
I'm not sure which I'd pick. I haven't used any of the Dell IPS panels myself so I can't comment. I don't think that the V makes a difference (just double check the box when you get there).

If price isn't an issue between the VH series and LG IPS I would definitely pick the LG. The VH series is beginning to be outdated, but they're still awesome monitors and can be had for <$90 if you catch them on Newegg Open Box. If you catch them at that price, there is nothing better bang-for-your-buck wise.

It was difficult to get the LG calibrated at first, but once I did it was fine. There is slight backlight bleeding in one of the corners (bottom right) but is hardly noticeable unless you're looking for it or the screen is completely black. I think for the $250 price range, the LG IPS326V is one of the best in terms of quality, performance, and image display.
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post #5 of 11
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oh wow, best buy has it for 200 on sale with the v (if that is even a difference)... may need to pick me up one of these tomorrow.

So now given price points and knowing that I game 50% of the time and surf/bs the other 50%

Dell u2312hm - $330
LG IPS236v - $200
Asus VH238h - $180
Planar SA2311W - $$$ cause of 120Hz

Is LG the obvious choice here?
post #6 of 11
I think it's the obvious choice at those prices. Where are you seeing it on sale for $200?
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post #7 of 11
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I think it's the obvious choice at those prices. Where are you seeing it on sale for $200?
Saw it at bestbuy before their site went down.
post #8 of 11
You can definitely get a 23" 1080p monitor from ASUS for cheaper than $180. If you just game and surf the web, you don't really need an IPS monitor. An LED monitor might be nice, but if you're going for a cheap price/performance monitor, I'd get something like the ASUS VH222H-P (21.5" for $130 AR) or VH236H (23" for $160 AR). LED monitors are a bit overpriced in my opinion.
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Saw it at bestbuy before their site went down.
Hmm I gotta check when it comes back up. I bought mine last week for $250 each at Fry's and they do a 30-day price match guarantee, with 110% refunded if it's from a competitor! Would be sweet to have $110 + tax back!
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Hmm I gotta check when it comes back up. I bought mine last week for $250 each at Fry's and they do a 30-day price match guarantee, with 110% refunded if it's from a competitor! Would be sweet to have $110 + tax back!
That would be a nice chunk of change back for sure!

If you go to their site, their weekly ad still works. It is actually right in there... Page 42
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