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Been looking for a new display for both my PC and Xbox. After a day of searching, I think it is between the Asus VG278H and the BenQ XL2420TX.

If i've been reading correctly, the Asus has a much more stunning display and no ghosting when viewing 3d, along with close to 0 lag. Major downfall to me being it's size. I'd prefer soothing a bit smaller such as the BenQ, but not sure if I want to sacrifice the performance for it, as I can always just sit a little bit further back.

Also, neither of these are an IPS monitor which i've heard is the way to go.

Thoughts and opinions on what you have found? also if there are other monitors out there that you'd suggest, please throw them out.
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You'd be better off to get a good quality 1080p LED TV, like a 32" Samsung. And it will be cheaper, larger and have more capability. A little tuning, like turning off sharpness etc (TV related crap) and it will look as good or better than a monitor.

Alot of negative reviews on ASUS displays.
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post

You'd be better off to get a good quality 1080p LED TV, like a 32" Samsung. And it will be cheaper, larger and have more capability. A little tuning, like turning off sharpness etc (TV related crap) and it will look as good or better than a monitor.
Alot of negative reviews on ASUS displays.

I really am against this idea.
As I stated, I'd prefer the BenQ being a smaller display, and the Asus on performance. if the Asus were about a 23" with the 3d vision 2 and all the performance specs as i hear from others, I would be all over it.

What issues are people having with these Asus displays?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheetohz View Post

I really am against this idea.
As I stated, I'd prefer the BenQ being a smaller display, and the Asus on performance. if the Asus were about a 23" with the 3d vision 2 and all the performance specs as i hear from others, I would be all over it.
What issues are people having with these Asus displays?

Take your pick of any ASUS display on Newegg and read the reviews.
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post #5 of 5
I have been following the Benq since its release. While a lot of people swear by the Benq, and say it is the greatest 120hz monitor. On the other side of the fence you have people that say due to the bad factory calibration the colors looks horrible. But most monitors don't look that great when you first set it up anyway, you have to go in an calibrate it to your liking

Since you come across just as many good reviews as you do bad it is hard to make a decision. IMO get the Benq.

If it helps check out the owners thread and ask any questions you might have.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1230174/benq-xl2410-20-club/500#post_18160505

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