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Should I buy an Asus PA248Q or Dell U2412M?

Poll Results: Which monitor would you purchase?

Poll expired: Nov 28, 2012  
  • 50% (3)
    Asus PA248Q
  • 16% (1)
    Dell U2412M
  • 33% (2)
    None of the above. Please specify your choice.
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have been doing quite a lot of research to find a new set of monitors to use for an at home system. Some of the work that will be done on these monitors includes writing up to professional graphics design and video editing. I also like to do some gaming during my free-time. I have an extensive understanding of the tech world, but that does not mean I am immune to the large of amount of selection there is to choose from. Let us face the facts: there is no single right choice when it comes to just about anything in the rapidly changing world of technology. The so-called best item can be outdated within days of its initial release. So finding the right balance is dependent on your personal preferences plus whatever you plan to do with it. Now it really boils down to weighing in personal opinions other than my own. Which of these two monitors would you choose if you needed them for similar tasks? Explain why? This is something I plan to buy within in the next few days. I am leaning toward the Asus. As always, thank you all for your responses!
post #2 of 12
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Wow! Not a single response. Did I forget to mention anything? Or is it really that damn close it does not really matter? My stomach is getting sick from all this research. I think I will probably just go with the Asus. I will note that if I were to go with one for almost pure gaming purposes, the BenQ XL2420T is an awesome monitor for the money. I will be glad when OLED has flooded the market. At the same time, I would probably not purchase one until the prices are more reasonable however. lol Thanks anyhow I guess. : /
post #3 of 12
Look at the back of your graphics card, and look at the ports on the monitors. I Choose the one that will fit your needs better. They're basically the same thing. For someone that writes such a long post , this much should have been evident.
post #4 of 12
Howdy.

I, too, have gotten lost in the 20 page long monitor reviews and countless forums where people claim their monitors are better.

That being said I picked up a Dell U2412M and I'm loving it.

I went in to it knowing the basics of what I wanted. 22-24" monitor with at 1080 vertical pixels with at least an e-IPS panel. The Dell looks great and I found it at a great price from someone on craigslist. I haven't calibrated it or made a color profile or anything that the crazies talk about.

I don't know the prices but I'd definitely recommend the Dell. I've gotten to use their monitors a lot and they work well for me. I don't think that the two monitors you posted could be so radically different that you'd be upset with the one you receive. I'd suggest Dell but go with the cheapest one and don't look back.

The Dell looks super slick IMHO so if that changes your mind.. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 12
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I checked prad.de. Their website had confirmed that these are 6-bit panels instead of 8-bit. I had figured both were anyhow. That was a bit of a turn-off for me. After giving both monitors a thorough overlook, I think the the Asus PA248Q would better suited for my needs. It has a low input lag and a good response time. I looked over some 8-bit monitors too. I found them to be less suitable for gaming than these two. Good quality 120hz monitors would be the only ones that could noticeably beat it in the gaming arena. For me it would not be ideal since I need the best of both worlds. While that was not my primary concern, it was something that I did not want to cut out. I think it will be an alright monitor for this system. It is likely the best one I can find until something better comes along. I believe that will not happen for a long time. frown.gif

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Edited by Geek Branden - 11/1/12 at 7:17am
post #6 of 12
I've had both of them. In July I ordered a PA248Q as soon as Newegg had them in stock. I loved the stand and the menu options were solid (1:1 pixel mapping is included - plus a dynamic aspect ratio control for 4:3 content), but panel uniformity left a lot to be desired. There was a fair amount of back light bleeding in all the corners plus the right 1/3 of the screen has a reddish cast that would turn white backgrounds pinkish (and light blue would turn violet). I sent it back and got a Dell U2412M. Its excellent. Very uniform panel - no bleed through that I can see. Image quality (text, color, contrast) is great.

As far as the ASUS goes, I just got a dud. Others may have been perfect and maybe I should have tried another one, but after I package up an item to return it I'm usually not eager to try again. Also, I've heard of people complaining about backlight issues with the Dell, so its probably just luck of the draw regardless what you buy (and I just got lucky with mine).

Gaming response was similar with both, but the Dell seemed a little better when quickly panning the camera around (just play RPGs and MMOs).
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post #7 of 12
Going thru same self debate here Geek. Which one did you go with? How is it working out?
post #8 of 12
i usually wouldn't not even compare an asus monitor to a dell because dell quality control is many lvls above asus, but the picture-in-picture feature would make me give this monitor a second look.
    
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post #9 of 12
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I chose to wait so I could look at more. The Eizo Foris FS2333-BK was tempting. Finding it from an online retailer in the United States is near to impossible. You can find it on: Amazon.com. I think the ASUS PA248Q is a good all-around choice for me at least. The Ezio was created more for gaming. Whereas the other can be used for both and is cheaper. I will give an overview of my personal thoughts after having it in my hands for some time. As a perfectionist, it takes time for me to choose. tongue.gif
Edited by Geek Branden - 11/26/12 at 11:34am
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
I got my Asus today. It is awesome! No manufacture defects! Wahoo! Love it! tongue.gifbiggrin.gif




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Edited by Geek Branden - 11/25/13 at 9:16pm
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