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I'm toying with the idea of upgrading to a larger (27"+) with better resolution from my Dell u2410. I do play games but only casually so I don't think that should be a factor in my choice. I'd like accurate colors and I'll probably be picking up a calibrator as well.

So, are there better choices than just moving up to the Dell u2711 or u3011?
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how much are you looking to spend? but the u2711 is an excellent option, my friend has it and i love playing bf3 on that screen
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how much are you looking to spend? but the u2711 is an excellent option, my friend has it and i love playing bf3 on that screen

Honestly, I plan to buy this to last so if it is worth it, my price range is pretty flexible. I like the many inputs and USB HUD in the u2410.
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Watch this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1217979/us-only-shimian-qh2700-group-buy-info-thread/0_100
Mine will be coming in soon. If you want a better monitor for $400 or less, that and Ebay are your best bets.

Otherwise, the Zr2740w has less input lag than the U2711, and it has an LED backlight. But more importantly, it uses the same LCD panel as the U2711, and it's MUCH cheaper.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&tok=XVDOnqnq2oWvar7PPD7vVA&cp=7&gs_id=2&xhr=t&q=zr2740w&safe=off&gs_upl=&um=1&authuser=0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&ion=1&biw=1366&bih=667&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=8954761823986863881&sa=X&ei=DZJCT7qGIaXw2gWyncDrBg&ved=0CHMQ8wIwAA
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Since you only game causally, you need only three choices:

- Dell U2711
- Dell U3011
- NEC PA-301W (best)

Buy the best one you can afford. And I highly suggest going with 30", not 27". Don't bother with any of the LED-backlit ones like the HP or Apple displays either. LEDs are great for laptops, but on your desk you're sacrificing color accuracy just to save a few WHrs per month.

As for the calibrator - the PA301W has the option of buying a calibrator with it. Or if you're going with one of the Dells, get an i1Display2 or i1Pro. Again, depending on which you can afford.
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post #6 of 6
I'd say it's probably your best bet to stay with the ultrasharp line. Both the u2711 and u3011 are fantastic, and you should be quite familiar with what you're getting into, since the u2410 features mostly the same features and characteristics. Multiple inputs are also found there.

There are a few reasons for getting some of the other models, but they're mostly minor things. (unless your application specifically requires them) (Reduced input lag on: HP ZR2740W and ACD27" and HP ZR30W. Greatly reduced antiglare on the samsung s27a850d. Glossy finish on the ACD27" and samsung s27a970. Many extra configuration options on the NEC models. ) But since your U2410 is similar to the u2711 and u3011 in terms of features and characteristics, you'll have no issues with them if you have none with the u2410, and thus no good reason to go with anything but u2711 or u3011 (which would often sacrifice amount of inputs, reliability, warranty, and plain and simple features to gain slightly somewhere else).
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