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I want to get rid of my 22" lg TN monitor. new monitor will be used for photo editing and such as well as gaming so the response time has to be decent. 24" would be preferred as it'll take over as my main monitor.
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how much do you want to spend? If you're going on IPS, do you prefer 16:10 to 16:9?

first serious thing that came to my mind is dell's u2412 (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-2676), a 24" 16:10 1920x1200, refresh time is 8ms...
Edited by Andrea87 - 11/2/11 at 3:24pm
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post #3 of 17
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16:9 is better imo but i could go back to 16:10. preferably around 200$
I've been looking at the BenQ VW2420H.
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Non-TN panels typically can't be described as "cheap". You can find some "cheaper" IPS or PVA panels, especially if you go used.

Anyway, I bought my 30" S-IPS for ~$672 with shipping included. The 30" panels typically retail new for over $1000, so I bought a monitor I never could have afforded otherwise.

I hear some of the new cheaper panel tech like e-IPS has pretty good performance and they are typically cheaper than S-IPS panels. You could look into some of those models.

As far as lag I wouldn't worry too much. Every IPS panel I have used that is made 2006/2007 or newer has had no noticeable ghosting issues.

EDIT: 16:9 vs 16:10 can get people really riled up on this forum I have noticed. I think it really comes down to preference, I know that for me 16:9 monitors feel too wide, I prefer having the extra height of a 16:10 monitor. You can always run 1:1 mapping @1920x1080 if you want to play some games or watch some movies in a 16:9 ratio.
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The u2412m is a budget choice for an IPS monitor, and would do quite well. It has very little ghosting, only 8ms of input lag (less than most TN panels, don't confuse this with the advertised response times! Response times are something you should just ignore because they fail at describing anything), and has decent performance.

Details here: http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2412m.htm
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post #6 of 17
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but it's 350$... which is a tad much for my little wallet.
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Hmm, the dell u2312hm would be the next choice for a multipurpose display. Less ghosting than some 120hz panels, 0.6ms of input lag, and performs wonderfully once calibrated. (Not that it does not without calibration, but still, just a comment) TFTCentral has a review on that too, if you go and check it out.

It's the 23" 1920x1080 model of the u2412m, but it's a bit less costly.
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but it's 23" and i could get an LG IPS231P for 200$..
Edited by Eagle1337 - 11/2/11 at 4:36pm
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but it's 23"
I'm not sure what you expect

You need to increase your budget if you want something IPS over 1080 and 27"+.

This is probably one of the best 'bang for buck' IPS monitors at the moment - it uses the same S-IPS panel that apple and dell use in their displays (made by LG). Unfortunately, the £349 offer has just ended, and I don't know where to buy them in Canada/US.

edit: hmm, dunno why I thought you wanted 1440p...ignore me
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but it's 23" and i could get an LG IPS231P for 200$..
The LG models have more ghosting due to less successful overdrive methods. Technically should otherwise have the same quality as the u2311h, but cheaper build quality and worse warranty (dell warranty is among the best).

And really, 23" is not a big downgrade over 24", but still, you're looking at IPS panels, they aren't exactly going to be cheap.

You could also keep an eye out for a sale, dell has sales quite often. Price can dramatically drop on those items for a few days at a time once in a while.
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