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Hey guys, just a reminder that I am from Malaysia so some models of monitors might not be sold here, except from the major manufacturers (Acer,Asus,Dell,LG,Samsung).

Anyways, I was using a Dell S2409W previously and I sold it off about 2 months ago. Been using a cheap 15" Acer monitor ever since. I had no complaints about the Dell that I was using except that it wasn't as bright as I liked it to be. Also, i used it mainly for movies and tv shows and 5% of the time, console gaming.

Now, I've sold off the monitor and console . I am looking for a new monitor, somewhere along the 24" line.

I've read countless of threads and still am not able to make up my mind. Various discussion on TN VS IPS and how games look more lively on a IPS panel compared to TNs. However TNs have far better response time and very little input lag compared to their IPS counterparts.

For now, 50% of my time will be done watching movies and tv shows and the other 50% playing pc games. My games would mostly be ala GTA series, Saints Row the third and alot of action games. Perhaps occasional fps games such as BF3. Would I have any issues with the Dell U2412M ? I'm more of a casual gamer than a hardcore / competitive one. I'm just afraid of the input lag.

What about movies and tv shows? The U2412M has an aspect ratio of 16:10 which i know is great for reading stuff but how would it fare when it comes to movies and tv shows? Would there be black bars? Would i be able to remove them?

What would you guys suggest, if I shouldn't go with the U2412M ?
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If you are afraid of input lag, the Dell U2312HM has incredibly low input lag for IPS. It is 16:9 (1080p) so it would be fine for movies and games. I just picked up two of them on sale http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-2807&~ck=baynoteSearch&baynote_bnrank=8&baynote_irrank=0

The U2412M is a slightly better monitor for black level and contrast from what I have read, but has a higher input lag.
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The u2412m does not have scalar. Therefore, 1080p sources will be stretched to the full 1200p resolution. I originally wanted this monitor until I discovered this. I ordered the u2312hm monitors instead, but I returned them because the RTC artifacts where too noticeable in sim racing games. They are fine monitors otherwise.
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