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post #11 of 13
I have been very strongly considering the S2340 ("L", I think, due to DVI-Do instead of HDMI). I just recently realized that they are IPS displays, and I am pissed that I didn't get one when I could have for just $149!

I'm in the same boat as the OP. I was really wanting one of the Auria 1440p S-IPS displays, but I won't have a second GTX670FTW for probably 4-6mo, and I don'twwant to miss out on the beautiful new games like Far Cry 3 by having to turn down all the settings. Thus, a 23" IPS 1080p displayseems llike the best optionffortthe Interim.

Is there anything better than the S2340 for under $200? And would the S2340L or M be better?
   
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post #12 of 13
I am considering the S2240L/S2340L as well. But the amount of reflections it might have in my environment/set up is hindering me from the purchase.

Omarr or anyone who has the monitor; tell me how thick the glass panel is on the front surface? Because I guess that will affect the amount of reflections on it.

I have a desklamp sharing the same table as where the monitor will be placed and in the day, sun light will come 90 degrees from the left of the monitor. Can someone test if 75% of the monitor brightness will outshine any reflections from either sun light or desk lamp? Worried about the glossiness of the screen but heard that in actual usage its not that bad.

I will be typing a lot of stuff and can get easily distracted by little streaks of light across my words; I am hoping the IPS screen from dell is good enough to weed out these reflections when switched on.
post #13 of 13
Oh yes, it is one reflective SOB. I don't mind it too much though, and it's only annoying on dark scenes. However I'm using it with a brightness of 50%. Haven't really gone higher.
I'll let you know tomorrow if it glares as much during daytime on 100% brightness.

As an alternative, the Dell U2312 (which uses the same panel as my S2340M) has an anti-glare hard coating. And it's $220 on Amazon right now.

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monitor/dp/B005LN1JEC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Edit: It is still quite reflective with brightness over 75% when receiving sunlight from a 90 degree angle. But it's only really noticeable on dark black/gray stuff. For example on the YouTube homepage I can only see my reflection on the dark sidebar.
Edited by OmarCCX - 12/6/12 at 6:41am
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