Originally Posted by ASUSfreak
Yeah I know
but as you can see I edited my post. It was the last sentence I added... It just popped into my head, but it didn't match quite well with the rest
A bit offtopic but what is so special about those IPS monitors? I came across a lot of IPS lately
I got this from WIKIPEDIA:
In-Plane Switching (IPS)
In-Plane Switching was developed by Hitachi Ltd. in 1996 to improve on the poor viewing angle and the poor color reproduction of TN panels at that time. Its name comes from the main difference from TN panels, that the crystal molecules move parallel to the panel plane instead of perpendicular to it. This change reduces the amount of light scattering in the matrix, which gives IPS its characteristic wide viewing angles and good color reproduction.
Initial iterations of IPS technology were plagued by slow response time and a low contrast ratio but later evolutions have made marked improvements to these shortcomings. Because of its wide viewing angle and accurate color reproduction (with almost no off-angle color shift), IPS is widely employed in high-end monitors aimed at professional graphic artists, although with the recent fall in price it has been seen in the mainstream market as well.
The vieuwing angle I'm not interested in, but is the colour stuff SO MUCH BETTER? I mean, for a gamer like me, not for digital photo/video editing, it does not matter that much I guess? And since it has a slower response time, it surely isn't good for gamers
but I see it's 7ms, so it's not THAT bad (at all)