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Hi,

I've found a really good price for this Dell. The company is a direct partner of Dell UK, and it comes with the full 3yrs warranty and pixel perfect guarantee.

£552 inc VAT + Free next day shipping.

I am still quite hesitant to pull the trigger on buying this Monitor, as I keep reading about people complaining over it's AG coating and input lag.

As you can see in my sig rig, I own a Sammy 23" hd monitor which is regular TN.

What I want to know is, in real life situations for example web browsing and gaming would the AG coating be THAT noticeable along with the input lag is it THAT noticeable. I'm a fairly casual BF3 player, plus RPG's.

Will this monitor provide a WOW factor in comparison to my old LCD?

Any example of the AG coating in photo's would be great.

Then I'd like to discuss the Samsung.

thank you
Edited by jameschisholm - 12/28/11 at 10:57am
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Hey James, I used to have a good old Dell ST2410. Then "upgraded" to an Asus 26 inches one V something the model. Anyway, Then, I upgraded to 1 Dell Ultrasharp 24. I can talk about TN panels from dell and asus with ultrasharp Dells and even if your panel is NOT IPS (some are VPA i think) the difference is huge. I mean, viewing angles are better, colors are sharper, screen (dell ST2410 too but not tHIS much) is way bright. So, yes, if you go from TN to IPS you should see the difference. Can't say if it will be a WOW factor or not for you, but for me, it was because soon after, I bought 2 more of the same model and went surround biggrin.gif

Regarding Anticoating, I don't notice it unless monitor is OFF, and lag, well, refreshing times doesnt seem to be an issue in my model. When you have the monitor in front of you, working, you dont pay that much attention to those things. I game on them constantly and don't face any issue that would make me consider my "gaming experience" lowered by today standards, if that make sense.

My 2 cents wink.gif
Edited by Razorstorm - 12/26/11 at 5:14pm
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post #3 of 43
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Thanks for your input. Well that has put my ag coating issues to rest but im still worried about the lag as some say on the u2711 it can be 12-25ms? Or 1/2 a frame in games. Would that matter much?
Edited by jameschisholm - 12/26/11 at 5:42pm
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In terms of the AG coating you only notice it if you look for it. When you're actually using the monitor and not specifically looking for the AG coating then you don't notice it. Only time I actually remember about the AG coating is when I read some post on a forum about it tongue.gif

Also in terms of the input lag I've never noticed it once but I guess it depends on how sensitive you are to these things.
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I would say not really. Lag is only noticeable under certain circunstances. For example, if you buy one monitor and later down the road buy a second one with different revision #
such as, one 2405WFP A01 and one 2408WFP you will definately notice the lag. Take this as an example of a BAD purchase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-k48bxJJ6s&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLFE7D1EEB4623070F

or check the colors in this one (if they are same model but NOT well calibrated )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWHNanjFRUA&feature=related

However, if you buy a second or third monitor which is the SAME revision of the SAME model, lag will be barely noticeable. Honestly, input lag affecting gameplay is more overrated than pple think. Yes, it matters for games and all, but I tend to think its similar to how many of us play in a professional way where you need the latest NIC card to reduce ms in Latency or refuse to play a game under 60 frames (I think above 45 is playable most of the times) because it affects your ping and gameplay. For some users it matters and a lot, but its a similar analogy to what I said before, some other users won't mind at all because viewing angles, blacks, and warranty (dell warranty is great btw), comes first
Edited by Razorstorm - 12/26/11 at 7:37pm
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post #6 of 43
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Wow ok very informative answers il b sure to rep you all when i get to my pc.

I'd also say that a playable frame rate for me is 35-45+ avg.

Looks like I'm sold on the u2711 then!
Edited by jameschisholm - 12/27/11 at 10:44am
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I'm wondering do these monitors actually last as long as they should?

Ive been reading so many issues with the QC like tinting, and one half of the screen going white, flickering, green dots, dead pixels. Some of this happens after a year of use?

Are these people just unlucky?
Edited by jameschisholm - 12/28/11 at 6:30am
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More than likely just luck of the draw. There are going to be failures with any product and when they do fail people will naturally post about it. You rarely hear from the vast majority of folks that never have an issue...
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Originally Posted by jameschisholm View Post

I'm wondering do these monitors actually last as long as they should?

Ive been reading so many issues with the QC like tinting, and one half of the screen going white, flickering, green dots, dead pixels. Some of this happens after a year of use?

Are these people just unlucky?

Gotta remember, you can always find more about problems when doing a search, than non problems. How many go out of the way and post. "what a great monitor... no tinting, no white spots, green spots, flickering etc.. when the monitor is just doing what it is supposed to. Conversely, you will find posts about almost every problem ever encountered.

EDIT: Ninja'd by Majin SSJ Eric
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So I shouldn't rule out buying one then.

I'm also looking into the Samsung S27A850D 2560x1440 LED Monitor. Which appears to use an ultra clear AG coating.

Remember I will not be using either screen for CAD, or anything like that. I want it for the Resolution/Clarity/ColorRichness/Sharp image Gaming/Future.

What would be best?
Edited by jameschisholm - 12/28/11 at 7:12am
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