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About to pull the trigger on 3x LG IPS231P

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And need the collective minds of OCN to let me know if this is a bad purchase for the price.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KM4AQY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]LG IPS231P-BN 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Pivoting Monitor with IPS Panel [/ame]

Screen Size23"
LED Backlight
Widescreen
250 cd/m2
5,000,000:1
6ms
IPS
Analog RGB, Digital
D-Sub - 1
DVI -1
HDMI - No

I'm going to have to get this for the third monitor to be able to eyefinity.
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IPS's will lag in games better off with a normal pannel.
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get the Dell U2312HM instead. That LG monitor won't be sufficient for gaming. Here's a review :http://www.digitalversus.com/lg-flatron-ips231p-p357_10778_35.html
    
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Depends on what you're looking for really.

I'm no display expert (though I'm on my way there!) but IPS panels really shine when it comes to graphics, images, etc. They have fantastic viewing angles and are clearly better designed than your typical TN panel. However, the black levels usually aren't quite as dark (bad for movies) and the input lag is typically higher.

To touch upon a few points:

I prefer an IPS for gaming because I'm not one of those freaks who notices input lag. I'm one of those freaks who notices terrible viewing angles and a bad panel. Plus, I like quality in my monitor. smile.gif However, the IPS monitors I get usually allow different profiles. For example, the U2410 has a "Gaming" mode which supposedly reduces input lag for games. Either way, like I said, I don't notice the millisecond difference.

The black level is my only complaint out of an IPS monitor. You will notice it. I don't care what monitor you get (unless it's a 2490WUXi which is no longer for sale), it will be there. But the better the monitor, the less bleeding - though they all still bleed.

Here's my scorecard:

Black levels: TN
Gaming/movies: TN (though many IPS models do this great, hence why I prefer my IPS)
Graphics/web browsing: IPS
Viewing angles: IPS
Color: IPS
Quality: IPS

If you're going to blow $230 on a monitor, save $100 and get the U2412m. smile.gif

EDIT: As above poster said, U2312hm is suitable as well. smile.gif
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Thanks for the input, U2312HM and U2412m are way above what I want to spend, but they do look nice. I don't know if 20 ms will affect me that much in gaming. I do plan on playing BF3 a lot when it comes out and other than that i'm just coding.
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IPS's will lag in games better off with a normal pannel.

Misinformation.

The LG IPS23*** series monitors have quite the low input lag, lower than the majority of TN panels.

They do have a fair bit of ghosting though, something you should be wary of for gaming.

xyelz said it, somewhat. Though TN is usually something I would not consider "the best choice" of LCD for anything but having low ghosting, some models of IPS monitors even compete with some 120hz TN monitors in terms of ghosting, like the u2312hm, which beats slower 120hz monitors like the benq at ghosting. This is however on an individual basis of look, and yes, in general IPS monitors tend to ghost a bit more.

If adequate colors are something you enjoy, and want the best black levels, but are willing to sacrifice a bit of speed (ghosting) for that, VA panels are generally winners.

Semantics aside, it should do just fine, but it won't be perfect. It is going to have ghosting, and it is going to have poor black levels. It's your decision if you want to deal with that, just for gaining the benefits of IPS somewhere else.
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