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Hi all. I currently have a Samsung BW2433 24" @ 1920x1200. It's an LCD monitor.

I've been considering getting an LED monitor for some time and I will have some money recently. Here's the one I have been considering (I hear it's good?): http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=18232

How much difference will I actually notice? Is it worth spending the cash on getting one (I'll mostly be playing Battlefield 3 on it).

Furthermore, what's the difference between the one linked above and this one: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=17808

...the only difference that seems apparent is the style and thickness of the monitor. Are there any other differences?

Also, if I do go with a 23" or a 27" monitor, will it look stupid next to my 24" (I was thinking of keeping both monitors on my desk). They'll obviously have slightly different resolutions but it should look fine, right?

If there are any better monitors than the other two that I should consider for around the same price point, I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.
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i have a 23" lcd 120hz 3d monitor next to my 22" led 60hz monitor... size difference is barely noticeable. as for the color, the LED monitor has a very rich color to it! i don't know how to explain it exactly, but you can see a difference. Lcd runs a lot hotter too.

as for the 120hz, i have noticed a smoother gameplay in some newer games... witcher 2 mostly...
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Hmm, the second link you posted just looks more expensive and uses more power...I can't actually see any other differences...

As for 120hz, it will only make a difference if you're able to render many frames per second (ideally 120fps) which isn't likely with BF3 unless you play at low settings.

As for the 'LED' aspect of it, it just means it uses LEDs to backlight it as opposed to CCFLs. There is no advantage to this other than the display can be made thinner and always gives a slightly cooler light.
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Hmm, the second link you posted just looks more expensive and uses more power...I can't actually see any other differences...

As for 120hz, it will only make a difference if you're able to render many frames per second (ideally 120fps) which isn't likely with BF3 unless you play at low settings.

As for the 'LED' aspect of it, it just means it uses LEDs to backlight it as opposed to CCFLs. There is no advantage to this other than the display can be made thinner and always gives a slightly cooler light.
...so I may as well keep the monitor I have then, or just get another 24" LED if I want two?

What about the difference between 23" and 27" monitors at 1920x1080 - I know that the pixel density would be higher on the 23", obviously, but how do 27" monitors at this resolution look? If I can get a bigger one obviously I may as well do that, but not if the smaller resolution is going to suck.
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Those monitors are great choices for 120hz displays. The color production is among the best in the 120hz section, which is nice for someone who would like 120hz and nice colors.
Be warned though, they're glossy. While most people like glossy displays, some hate them. Just notifying.

Check this thread http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...ners-club.html

The difference between 950 and 750, aside from looks, is that you have to use displayport for the 750. 950 accepts DVI too.

These are the monitors I would suggest "for FPS/race gaming" at this price point. You really should be getting 90 or more FPS to utilize 120hz. If you aren't planning on achieving that, the benefits of a 120hz monitor are slim.

@mrsleepin: The difference is simply the backlight technology. That alone doesn't make a panel look a certain way. Other factors contribute to the look of a panel much more
Edited by De-Zant - 10/22/11 at 7:25am
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LED's generally superior in LCD in viewing angle, contrast/brightness and color production.

I'm currently using the 27inch A950D with a BenQ E2200 22inch on the side.
It's just amply better than my old LCD screen. (glad it is, costed me $600 AUD)

After looking at the LED for a few minutes, looking at the LCD feels really dark and murky.

De-Zant's absolutely right in, well, every aspect of what he has mentioned.

I can especially attest to its glossy panel being a bit excessive but I don't mind.
I'm in a dark corner of the house with relatively little lighting throughout the day.

Generally the brightness of the display offsets the reflectiveness of the glossy panel but that's my experience.

@ OP: If you're really curious about the difference, PM me and I'll upload a picture comparing the 2 later.

No. Just No.

The backlight does is not the main factor in colour accuracy. It is not the backlight that's the difference, it is the panel and firmware settings. You are attributing the difference to the wrong thing. LED (LCD) is not inheritly better than (CCFL) LCD. Both are LCDs. Learn what the acronyms mean and it's makes far more sense.
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Deleted coz half asleep posts are dumb =D
Lol, nice try.

I think you'll be very pleased with the new 120hz samsungs.
    
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Those monitors are great choices for 120hz displays. The color production is among the best in the 120hz section, which is nice for someone who would like 120hz and nice colors.
Be warned though, they're glossy. While most people like glossy displays, some hate them. Just notifying.

Check this thread http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...ners-club.html

The difference between 950 and 750, aside from looks, is that you have to use displayport for the 750. 950 accepts DVI too.

These are the monitors I would suggest "for FPS/race gaming" at this price point. You really should be getting 90 or more FPS to utilize 120hz. If you aren't planning on achieving that, the benefits of a 120hz monitor are slim.

@mrsleepin: The difference is simply the backlight technology. That alone doesn't make a panel look a certain way. Other factors contribute to the look of a panel much more
Thanks for the reply.

Eventually, my system should be able to put out 120 FPS in Battlefield 3. I intend to upgrade to Ivy Bridge next year and add another 570, or even one of the new 600-series nVidia cards that are supposed to be coming out - on High settings I should be able to achieve 120 FPS.

In your personal opinion (I can afford both), which one should I get? It seems like the 750 has too much messing around with adapters to allow me to use DVI with it - it might be worth spending the extra cash and getting the 950 anyway? I'm not sure about the stand though.... looks a little ugly to me. Each to their own I guess.

With the two monitors having exactly the same resolution, would the 27" look a lot worse than the 23" or have they figured that out?
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I don't know so much about the selection of adapters. Not sure on if there are adapters that would work well and be cheap.

I'm not the one to answer that question.


27" would look just a bit more fuzzy in games than the 23" at the same viewing distance. It's quite a small difference though. But, your viewing distance is dynamic, and a 27" would allow for more immersion in games, without sticking your face on the monitor.

But sizes will do just fine. It's your choice in the end though. Just think what your current monitor would look like with a slightly higher or lower pixel density, and size. Think about it for a while and you should know what you'd want to do with the choice. I can't really offer further advice than that.
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