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So here's the story.
i modded one of my LG e2281's to run portrait, but i wanst goign to finish that project, so i decieded to put it back together,
now the bad news, a tiny piece of the flatcable broke off giving me very dark visual from it,
then i checked out some <€200 monitors that could support portrait and i saw the Dell one.
i deceided to not put any more money in my pc for the next 6 months but i loved my eyefinity.
is it worth upgraden to these dell monitors ?
its about 530 euro's of an upgrade and i wont sell my old monitors, only thing i could try is to RMA the monitor i tried to mod.

tell me about IPS gaming, and Portrait eyefinity and if it would be worth switching to those Dell monitors.

bram.
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The U2312HM is a great monitor for gaming, great colors, damn near no input lag, settings capable of nearly coming to par on a 120hz 2ms panel in terms of ghosting.

I say do it, granted, I am a little bias. thumb.gif
 
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Cna you tell me how it is in portrait mode ?
and also have you compared it to a TN LCD panel you have owned ? im a bit sceptical cause its alot of money here.
also they are quite thick so its a bit harder to make the bezels overlap eachother in eyefinity ?
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The U2312's are nice you get e-IPS panels, so not as good as full blown IPS panels by any stretch, but a million times better than TN panels. Also it has 23ms input lag, which isn't amazing, but its very tolerable.

Why do you want to run 3x in portrait though? You lose the field of view benefit of 3x in landscape?
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It is .6 input lag.
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The U2312's are nice you get e-IPS panels, so not as good as full blown IPS panels by any stretch, but a million times better than TN panels. Also it has 23ms input lag, which isn't amazing, but its very tolerable.
Why do you want to run 3x in portrait though? You lose the field of view benefit of 3x in landscape?

mainly i just wanted to try portrait, im also considering grabbing the same model monitor as i have but they dont support PPP mode only LLL.

the pro's of grabbing the same model is the price and the thin monitor.

The pros of the Dell are that is supports portrait, and it has native DP connection. also its IPS which seems better then TN.
the cons however are the price @ €178 each and the €12 mini dp to dp cable (3m).
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I have the U2312HM excellent monitor for daily tasks, although not quite up to scratch with full IPS monitors. Perfectly fine for gaming, minimal to no ghosting, however with fast paced FPS such as MW3 there is a negligible amount of input lag compared to TN panels. Get them you wont b dissapoint thumb.gif
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I have one and im not too impressed. I use the factory calibration and it looks decent but the anti-glare coating is something i dont like. If you view them from any angle than head on the anti-glare makes the monitor picture look grey and grainy. I also tried some calibrated settings but the monitor just looked really dark to me. This could just be due to the fact that i have never viewed a properly calibrated monitor before so i am ignorant to what a properly calibrated monitor is supposed to look like.
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I have one and im not too impressed. I use the factory calibration and it looks decent but the anti-glare coating is something i dont like. If you view them from any angle than head on the anti-glare makes the monitor picture look grey and grainy. I also tried some calibrated settings but the monitor just looked really dark to me. This could just be due to the fact that i have never viewed a properly calibrated monitor before so i am ignorant to what a properly calibrated monitor is supposed to look like.

I never realy calibrate my monitors either,

also im very much leaning towards the cheaper option and just replace the broken screen as im just a broke student lol.
getting 3x U23's would cost me almost all me wages.
also they are very Thick monitors so eyefinity wont be as good on them as on the LG's i currently own, they are Thin screens, and you can hide the bezels behind the middle screen.
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