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U2312HM or PA238Q?

Poll Results: Which monitor?

 
  • 36% (4)
    U2312HM
  • 63% (7)
    PA238Q
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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
i've read great things about he U2312HM from Dell, but i've also heard good things about Asus' PA238Q. i can't seem to find a good review of the PA238Q, so i figured i'd ask you guys and see what you all think.

i'm looking for a gaming monitor, one with colors that are amazing and vibrant, with no discernable input lag or ghosting. i don't really play fast paced games (no competitive FPS, no racing). i like RPGs, MMOs, and action adventures (Arkham), though some FPS-adventures like Bioshock.

also feel free to recommend another monitor if you think there's a better fit.

no 3D please (can't see it) or 120hz (can't get my frames up high enough to justify it.)

i'd be running hardware like a 2500k and a GTX 570.

thanks!
Edited by nicodemus - 10/22/11 at 11:13pm
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post #2 of 15
Based on specs I'd prefer the PA238Q because it is calibrated from the factory, has an on/off and level set for the "trace free" overdrive, better stand, more input connections, etc...but this may or may not be borne out in practice.
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post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks for the input, 10e.

so, no one else here has any thoughts on these two monitors? i'm surprised by that.

anyone? bueller? =)
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post #4 of 15
I don't have any experience with either of them, but based on specs I would also lean towards Asus. They seem so similar that you could probably just pick based on looks, or customer support even. If you have the option to look at them both in a store than do that.
Also, remember that the Asus has HDMI input, so if you want that without getting a converter then go for Asus.
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10e;15418367 
Based on specs I'd prefer the PA238Q because it is calibrated from the factory, has an on/off and level set for the "trace free" overdrive, better stand, more input connections, etc...but this may or may not be borne out in practice.

Better stand? It's actually pretty similar to the U2312HM with Tilt, Height, Angle and Swivel.

USB connections. The only connector that the PA238Q has over the U2312HM is HDMI.

http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/dell_u2312hm.htm

http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/zardon/asus-pa238q-led-monitor-review/all/1/

Between the Asus and the Dell.

I'm torn which to pick. Took the Dell due to that 0.6ms tested average input lag and the fact that Asus monitors haven't shipped here.

I would like to compare the Asus to the Dell, however.
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kand;15426751 
Better stand? It's actually pretty similar to the U2312HM with Tilt, Height, Angle and Swivel.

USB connections. The only connector that the PA238Q has over the U2312HM is HDMI.

http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/dell_u2312hm.htm

http://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/monitors/zardon/asus-pa238q-led-monitor-review/all/1/

Between the Asus and the Dell.

I'm torn which to pick. Took the Dell due to that 0.6ms tested average input lag and the fact that Asus monitors haven't shipped here.

I would like to compare the Asus to the Dell, however.

The Asus stand for the PA238Q and PA246 is unique because it has little measurements built-in and a ratchet-like click to allow you to make exact adjustments to it.

In practice it's no better, but the OCD in me likes it tongue.gif
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post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks for that kitguru review, Kand! i'm really liking the sound of Asus now vs the Dell!
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post #8 of 15
this models are too slow for gaming

The ghosting is not there in all games, and the games speed is not important, whit u2311h i have evident ghosting whit deus ex and very little with other like black ops or dirt3.
post #9 of 15
Damn... I just bought a U2312HM for gaming, and now it sounds like I could have went with the 120hz monitor instead?

I'm an FPS gamer, but stick to single-card GPUs and upgrade every 2-2.5 years.

Currently have a MSI GTX570 Frozr III Power Edition/OC
post #10 of 15
Mehdi, the u2312hm is a good monitor. I had 3 of them for a surround setup for a week before I returned them. I probably would have kept them but I noticed that motion blur was significantly worse than my 4 year old Samsung TV in racing games. It was not as evident in other games with less fast motion. I liked just about everything else about the u2312hm though, especially the viewing angles. I want to be clear that there were no obvious trails or "ghosting". Tried several games, running at 60 FPS, and the motion blur was distracting. I also tried my PS3 with GT5 and saw a big difference in motion blur between my TV and the u2312hm. I decided then to send back the u2312hms.

I was ready to get 3x 120Hz monitors but I keep reading these forums and I can't decide. The problem is that there are too many posts that indicate that "TN is trash". I've never owned a TN monitor either. I will say the u2312hm was great in everyway except for motion blur. Maybe the PA238Q is better because the trace free feature is configurable? I also keep reading that a 120Hz is useless if your frames are not above 60. I'm not sure this is completely true. Having more frames will make motion look smoother, but it's the motion blur(related to pixel response and RTC) that bothers me most. It looks like most 120Hz panels have average response times of 2-4ms. This is significantly less then the 8-9ms average response time of these eIPS panels. This alone should result is significantly less motion blur.
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