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I wanna get a second monitor but i cant decide between these 3

Benq GL2250M 21.5in

Acer V223HQBD 21.5in

LG IPS226V-PN 21.5in

Main uses for it will be surfing the net, watching movies, Photoshopping and monitoring temps while i game

Thanks wheee.gif

Sorry for another what should i buy thread tongue.gif
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V223HQBD and GL2250M appear to both be TN panels. for me personally that would automatically rule those out and the LG wins by default tongue.gif
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^ I would agree. LG because it is IPS...but that just based on my logic...not research...so i can't be sure.
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Originally Posted by illli View Post

V223HQBD and GL2250M appear to both be TN panels. for me personally that would automatically rule those out and the LG wins by default tongue.gif
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^ I would agree. LG because it is IPS...but that just based on my logic...not research...so i can't be sure.

I tried to find reviews on the LG but the only one i could find was a ****ty youtube one lmao.

Think i will go the LG just coz of IPS tongue.gifbiggrin.gifthumb.gif
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anyone got any thoughts on the LG IPS231P-BN 23inch IPS and LG IPS225P-BN 21.5in ?
Edited by Aussiejuggalo - 4/7/12 at 8:23pm
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all things equal on both monitors...I def. prefer 23" over 21.5"...unless the quality on the 23" is really bad. im not sure why the 21.5" cost more...but id have to research it more (maybe try to find some reviews/scores on them?). i really like 24" for 1080p..21.5" is really small for me.

EDIT: I found some reviews...

23"

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_ips231p.htm
http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/lg-flatron-ips231p-p10763/test.html
http://www.amazon.com/LG-IPS231P-BN-23-Inch-Widescreen-Pivoting/dp/B004KM4AQY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005234

21.5"

http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/lg-flatron-ips225-p11774/test.html
http://alatest.co.uk/reviews/monitor-reviews/lg-flatron-ips225/po3-148982327,29/
http://www.ajaybalachandran.com/blog/92/lg-ips225-led-22-inch-monitor-unboxing-and-hands-on-review/

Both look pretty good based on a quick search. I'd probably get the 23"...but would have to research (and actually read the links) more to be 100% sure.

FYI - IPS monitors are not too great for gaming..they usually have more ghosting/lag than TN or 120hz monitors. However, IPS usually have better image quality/viewing angles. For your purposes, IPS seems to def. be the better choice...I personally would lean toward a 23" or 24" 1080p/1200p IPS monitor.
Edited by malikq86 - 4/8/12 at 1:49pm
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all things equal on both monitors...I def. prefer 23" over 21.5"...unless the quality on the 23" is really bad. im not sure why the 21.5" cost more...but id have to research it more (maybe try to find some reviews/scores on them?). i really like 24" for 1080p..21.5" is really small for me.
EDIT: I found some reviews...
23"
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_ips231p.htm
http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/lg-flatron-ips231p-p10763/test.html
http://www.amazon.com/LG-IPS231P-BN-23-Inch-Widescreen-Pivoting/dp/B004KM4AQY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005234
21.5"
http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/lg-flatron-ips225-p11774/test.html
http://alatest.co.uk/reviews/monitor-reviews/lg-flatron-ips225/po3-148982327,29/
http://www.ajaybalachandran.com/blog/92/lg-ips225-led-22-inch-monitor-unboxing-and-hands-on-review/
Both look pretty good based on a quick search. I'd probably get the 23"...but would have to research (and actually read the links) more to be 100% sure.
FYI - IPS monitors are not too great for gaming..they usually have more ghosting/lag than TN or 120hz monitors. However, IPS usually have better image quality/viewing angles. For your purposes, IPS seems to def. be the better choice...I personally would lean toward a 23" or 24" 1080p/1200p IPS monitor.

Damn thanks for the finding the reviews i couldnt find anything mad.gif.

Im thinking of going the 23 inch just coz its cheaper (dont ask me how the pricing works here its all stuffed up headscratch.gif )

Thanks i do know a bit about IPS monitors i got a Dell U2311H already yessir.giftongue.gif

Thanks again for that thumb.gif + rep for you biggrin.gif
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