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  • 73% (11)
    Mat
  • 26% (4)
    Glossy
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post #1 of 57
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Hi all,

Have to say I LOVE the new look of the forums! smile.gif I have not been here for some time now as I do not have time, but I have to admit it: This is awesome! smile.gif


Anyways, I am looking for a new gaming monitor. I play FSP, RPGs, and waiting for a new Guild Wars 2 MMO. I have been using Apple Thunderbolt at work and I have to say I love it. The only problem is that it is 27-inch (as well as it is 12ms) and I am more set for 23-24-inch. So I need some help with a new monitor. I have done a heavy research regarding what I want, but it seems like I am not able to get exactly what I want.



OK! Here are the specs that I am interested in:


23 or 24 inch (Max) - Do not like big monitors plus I do not have a room.

IPS - This is a must for me as I am all about picture quality.

HDMI (Preferred) or DVI - Love HD! smile.gif

1080p - 1920x1080 and NOT 1920x1200 (Oh and I heard that 1920x1200 is not good for games and movies). If this is NOT true, then I am OK with that as long as games and movies will look good in that resolution and NOT stretched or something (same thing apply if a game does not support it and I have to use x1080).

Glossy - I find this much better and richer than a mat display. Besides, my room is somewhat on a dark-ish side anyways. If you guys think I can get that glossy/shiny look in mat then so be it!

6ms - This is a max I am willing to go, but prefer lower (much lower) for my FPS.

Contrast Ratio, Brightness, and ANY other small feature (important or not) does not matter to me as long as it will NOT mess up my ultimate goal or expectations from given monitor.

As of $$$ - I really do NOT care as long as it's NOT overpriced/"not worth it" the money to justify the difference.

I hope you guys understand what I am looking for. If you have any questions please let me know.



If you guys could help me out with this I would really appreciate it! I found Asus PA238Q and PA246Q, but both are not glossy. In addition, PA246Q is 1920x1200. I also came along some Dell, HP, BanQ and some other brands, but I really do NOT know who is good and who can be trusted. I am Samsung guy, but that does not mean I have to go with Samsung.


Thank you!


P.S. I will add a poll here to see how many people will vote Mat vs Glossy. Now keep in mind what I am after. Of course, this is going to be your opinion on it, but please focus on PURE picture quality and keep in mind FPS gaming monitor.
Edited by n00bieNation - 2/8/12 at 7:08pm
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post #2 of 57
Dell's UltraSharp U2312HM fits all of your needs take a look and see what you think.
post #3 of 57
Thread Starter 
Hey thanks for a quick reply. I looked at it, but it does not say that it is glossy. It does say "vivid"...the biggest issue is that it is 8ms. I was looking at this one before (I think).
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260020 From what ive read this is really good monitor. Its 1920x1200 so your choice of course.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by n00bieNation View Post

Hey thanks for a quick reply. I looked at it, but it does not say that it is glossy. It does say "vivid"...the biggest issue is that it is 8ms. I was looking at this one before (I think).

Maybe the SAMSUNG B2430H?
post #6 of 57
Thread Starter 

Yeah this one is x1200.

 

I am ready other user posts and am wondering if this is correct?

 

 

"There's not much difference. 16:10 would obviously have some black bars in the event that a game has 16:9 cutscenes or something, but otherwise it shouldn't matter."

 

 

 

 

 

In other words, this should NOT give me a problem, right?

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I do not think this is an IPS monitor. This is exactly where I am stuck. Not able to find an IPS monitor that is going to do what I want (OR the official website does not list a full detail info?).

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Quote:
Originally Posted by n00bieNation View Post

I do not think this is an IPS monitor. This is exactly where I am stuck. Not able to find an IPS monitor that is going to do what I want (OR the official website does not list a full detail info?).

I don't think it is but the one I posted first was the only ips that fits your list. I'll see if I can find a better one.
post #9 of 57
Another vote for the Dell 2311, or the 2411 if you can afford it. You absolutely cannot go wrong with a quality Dell IPS panel, and the 2311 is honestly pretty attractively priced. I almost bought 5 for portrait eyefinity instead of my 30".

I can't go back to a 23" screen myself. A 24" won't be that bad honestly, but a 23" is honestly getting a little on the small side.
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post #10 of 57
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Do you think 8ms is "bad" for FPS games? I have not 5ms, and I do not see any lag or whatever. I am not even sure anymore if that ms thing is really that important?

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