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I'm going to sell my Samsung P2450, and now I want to get myself a real, decent monitor. I've never experienced anything but TN, so I'd firstly like to know if someone with an untrained eye would be able to see a difference in image quality between a TN and IPS for example?

Anyways, I need recommendations, because this is probably the one area where I'm not completely up to date with the technical side of things.

Like I said, $300 budget, but less would obviously be better. HDMI is a must, and so is port for headphones. Will be used for gaming/movies/series etc.

Currently I'm looking at the Asus ML239H and the LG IPS236V. I read some TFT Central reviews and they seem to be fairly similar, although I think the Asus looks prettier, but I'd take image quality over looks any day.

If you think I have to choose between these two, which do you recommend? Are there any others out there that I should be considering?

Note, it does not have to be something other than TN, but the image quality has to be better than the P2450 because that's what upgrading means.

Any input appreciated
post #2 of 12
If you can stretch to one, I'd definitely get yourself a Dell. I had work experience (I work in a CG environment ) and I had one HP 24" screen and a Dell. The Dell we a lot brighter and was definitely a lot clearer.

Asus and LG are great too, but Dell monitors are definitely top notch. Especially the UltraSharp series (but they're quite pricey and a little over budget).
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Yeah that's the problem :/ This is a really strict budget and I actually can't afford going over like $250 tbh. So if there is something more expensive you'd recommend it has to be way better than the two models I mentioned above, to justify buying it, since I can get the Asus and LG for about $205 and $195 respectively.

EDIT: This is AU$
Edited by Stiaan - 10/21/11 at 11:45am
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Bomp
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Don't be stupid, get the Dell U2312HM for $225!

http://search.ap.dell.com/results.as...at=all&x=0&y=0

Out you get to the cart enter this code for 15% off: $?9ZZ6RKK2XZDF

Totals $225.

A DVI to HDMI adapter comes bundled with your GFX card for a reason.
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Yeah but then I'll have to connect the PC to VGA which I've been told is bad :<
post #7 of 12
????

It's much better to plug in your headphones to the back of the PC anyway.
post #8 of 12
I have been running this moniter for about a year now. I simpy couldnt be happier and it huge ,great for gaming I recommend.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20px%202710mw
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
Don't be stupid, get the Dell U2312HM for $225!

http://search.ap.dell.com/results.as...at=all&x=0&y=0

Out you get to the cart enter this code for 15% off: $?9ZZ6RKK2XZDF

Totals $225.

A DVI to HDMI adapter comes bundled with your GFX card for a reason.
Seconded.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
????

It's much better to plug in your headphones to the back of the PC anyway.
It's for the Xbox, which I have to connect via HDMI so I can still get sound.

If you have any way to work around this then the Dell definitely goes to the top of my list.
Edited by Stiaan - 10/23/11 at 12:52am
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