Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts, folks
I found a fix: a simple adjustment on OSD sharpness level fixed the text sharpness issue--mostly.
Blur text and sharpness level, the correlation simply could not be clearer, huh?
OK, I'm an idiot.
Originally Posted by Remix65
maybe you'll get help but i have 5 monitors and the TN panels just have better text sharpness than the ips panels. not even the $1000 monitor zr30w comes close to any of my tn panels in text sharpness. after a while your eyes are just gonna have to adjust to your monitor.
ips panels are good for "color" and viewing angle.
i'm just generally not a fan of ips monitors. i just feel we're brainwashed by marketing to like them... i'm always infront of my monitor i don't use my computer monitors to watch tv or movies. so i don't care for viewing angles on my computer monitor. ips monitors before the u2412m are noticeably slower. (i havent tried a u2412m monitor to judge it). if you click on the title bar of a window and place it half on the ips monitor other half on the tn panel, and move it up and down fast, the ips monitor is noticeably slower. so i dont get why ppl get ips monitors for [competitive] gaming..
i dont game much. and like my tn panel for its text sharpness. sure it's got noticeably poor colors but for my eyesight i'd rather see slightly wrong colors than blurry corners. i hope there's better technology in 2013.
Yeah, usually after looking at the screen in 15 minutes or so I can't really say if the text is looking too blurry.
The problem is I'm working with both monitor AND laptop screen, which show noticeably sharper text. So when I constantly moving my eyes from the laptop screen to the monitor and vice versa, the whole eye adjustment thing is kind of messed up.
I'm aware about the whole IPS hype, but my current usage scenario is somewhat very suited toward IPS screen:
1.I play games once in blue moon. Most common usage are heavy web-browsing, office works, and a bit of CAD & Programming. (No problem with slow response time)
2.I'm looking at the screen from various angle (the U2412M is wall-mounted on 360° rotating pivot bracket, with 15° tilt)
3.I'm doing occasional web-design and/or graphic editing. (Colour accuracy wins)
4.I also watch TV and movies on this monitor (I love vibrant colour!)
Originally Posted by De-Zant
It's likely he'd get better results by using DVI or DP..
Indeed, Tft central review explicitly stated text from VGA input looks a bit blurry compared to the DVI-D counterpart. Unfortunately I don't have anything on this laptop but VGA output.
I'm considering to get the dock, which has DP.
The current text sharpness is OK, but I still can't pass the Lagoom sharpness test even after messing with the sharpness setting.
Figured that if I passed the test the text would also look sharper.
That's why I'm asking if someone with VGA input can comment whether the sharpness issue is common on all U2412M or it's just me.
Again, I appreciate all of your inputs. Edited by WhizzWr - 8/10/12 at 8:27pm