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I just got my U2711 last week, & I got to say its the best monitor i've had thus far smile.gif

I've had a Samsung p2370HD 23'' LCD, 2 Dell U2211h's, Dell U2312HM, & now my U2711. I prefer IPS panels over TN because I don't notice any input lag or notice a differance in response time compared to TN's, but I do notice that the colors look alot better on IPS.

Dell is just 1 of many sellers of IPS panels, but they usually have better options & faster response times.



Also off topic, PIO! You got a 7970 & don't like it?
I was thinking about switching, but.. now i'm a little skeptical.
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The only monitor that's 2560x1600 is the 30's. You'll have to figure out how big you really want to go. Like I said though, the 27" and 30" get expensive quickly, so that's another thing to take into consideration.

Is there a huge difference between 2560x1400 and 2560x1600?
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Is there a huge difference between 2560x1400 and 2560x1600?

Nope, the extra resolution (x200) is there to make up for the extra 3''.
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The only monitor that's 2560x1600 is the 30's. You'll have to figure out how big you really want to go. Like I said though, the 27" and 30" get expensive quickly, so that's another thing to take into consideration.

Is there a huge difference between 2560x1400 and 2560x1600?

The difference is 2560x1440 = 16:9. 2560x1600 = 16:10. 16:9 is the same thing as 1080p (just more pixels), so you'll have a wider FOV compared to 16:10.
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I guess I will have to check around to see what size is too big, and how much I can afford to spend since they cost an arm and a leg to buy. I have seen in a majority of posts that most FPS gamers prefer a monitor less than 5ms, while others say you should aim for 2ms or less. All of the Dell ultrasharp screens have a 6ms response time or greater. Does anyone encounter issues with this while gaming?
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I guess I will have to check around to see what size is too big, and how much I can afford to spend since they cost an arm and a leg to buy. I have seen in a majority of posts that most FPS gamers prefer a monitor less than 5ms, while others say you should aim for 2ms or less. All of the Dell ultrasharp screens have a 6ms response time or greater. Does anyone encounter issues with this while gaming?

The "response time" is exaggerated. Ignore it. Look up the input lag differences instead, I know there's a graph floating around somewhere that shows the input lag differences.

There's NO WAY that any panel is ACTUALLY 2ms response time. Believe it or not, they're all closer to 12-16ms or higher, even if they claim 2.
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Nope, the extra resolution (x200) is there to make up for the extra 3''.
I would hazard a guess that the UltraSharp U2711 actually probably has a slightly better pixel density (sharpness) than the UltraSharp U3011, because I don't see the increase from 1440 rows to 1600 rows alone would warrant a 3" increase at the same size?

An UltraSharp U2410, for example, is almost seemingly the same "size" as an UltraSharp U2711, just not as wide (look up comparisons pictures and you'll see what I mean). Yet, the latter isn't the same resolution plus some, it's actually much higher in both dimensions. That's because it's pixels are smaller; there are more in the same space which gives it a great pixel density. The UltraSharp U3011's extra resolution over the UltraSharp U2711, however, isn't the same jump as the UltraSharp U2711 over the UltraSharp U2410, but it's the same 3" jump, so my guess is that the 3" isn't just for the size, but also because the UltraSharp U3011 has bigger pixels and isn't quite as sharp.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 2/13/12 at 1:17am
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All of the Dell ultrasharp screens have a 6ms response time or greater. Does anyone encounter issues with this while gaming?
As said, ignore the numbers because it's not a consistent or accurate way to go about it.

For what it's worth, my quoted 6ms UltraSharp U2410 is nowhere near as responsive/smooth as my previous CRT, not even at the desktop where simply moving the mouse is a blurry mess comparatively, and scrolling is blurred as well too if you know where to look (which makes it not deal-breaking alone, I suppose). These are not gaming/response time excelling panels. That being said, when it comes to actually just doing something or gaming, I've found it to be "alright", and surprisingly, the blur isn't as much of an issue in the faster paced stuff/scenes, but in slower stuff/scenes, the soft blur on the edges is rather evident. I wouldn't say to let it make or break the deal to most, but it is there, and I can see it bothering some just like it doesn't bother some, so I figured I'd mention it. I'm not sure how the UltraSharp U2711 and U3011 compares though. I think the UltraSharp U2711 is supposed to have some rather high input delay though?

Don't bother with "game mode" and such, because A) it helps input delay only, which isn't bad as-is in my opinion, but not the response, and B) it makes the colors look terrible!
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Is there any other technical factors that I should look for? Also while this may not be a huge issue to many people, but does anyone know whether there are speakers built into the monitor. I am a lil quirky about this being a graduate with a music degree and I really hate it when I cant use my own speakers.
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What do you mean category? Like, super amazing panel category? thumb.gif
On a serious note, every single monitor I've owned has been a Dell Ultrasharp. The quality and features are just unbeatable imo.

What kind of monitor do you use now? pro's/con's?
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