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Dell U2412M for Gaming?

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My monitor is an Acer X223W which is a 22" 1680x1050 display and after about four years with it and a GPU upgrade (as well as a dead pixel) I feel it's about time to replace it. I've gotten quite used to the 16:10 aspect ratio, so I feel like my choices are limited there. Seems like for 300 dollars and under 2412M is the only one.

Problem with the with 2412M I've seen is that people say they have reverse ghosting and it's quite noticeable when playing games of which I plan to use this monitor for (along with a lot of reading). Is this even noticeable and is the 2312HM any better in this area?

I have also been looking at ASUS monitors since they seem to be low priced as well as having nearly no ghosting, but their dead pixel policy is atrocious and they're TN panels. Doesn't help that their stands look really wobbly and weak.

Is there any other monitor in the 23"-24" range that I should be looking at for under $300? I feel like I have to choose between ghosting on an IPS panel or worse looking monitor with the TN displays.
Edited by Bobber1 - 11/23/12 at 8:00pm
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My monitor is an Acer X223W which is a 22" 1680x1050 display and after about four years with it and a GPU upgrade (as well as a dead pixel) I feel it's about time to replace it. I've gotten quite used to the 16:10 aspect ratio, so I feel like my choices are limited there. Seems like for 300 dollars and under 2412M is the only one.
Problem with the with 2412M I've seen is that people say they have reverse ghosting and it's quite noticeable when playing games of which I plan to use this monitor for (along with a lot of reading). Is this even noticeable and is the 2312HM any better in this area?
I have also been looking at ASUS monitors since they seem to be low priced as well as having nearly no ghosting, but their dead pixel policy is atrocious and they're TN panels. Doesn't help that their stands look really wobbly and weak.
Is there any other monitor in the 23"-24" range that I should be looking at for under $300? I feel like I have to choose between ghosting on an IPS panel or worse looking monitor with the TN displays.
The U2412m is the only 1920x1200 monitor on the market worth getting at the moment. You might be able to adjust ghosting manually on the dell.
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You can disable the overdrive in the service menu, disabling it gets rid of the reverse ghosting.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2412m.htm

Only the Samsung 120hz displays have no ghosting, everything else will, but most recent displays are fine. The Asus VG23AH supports 72hz and has almost no ghosting and it has adjustable overdrive as well as semi-glossy coating.

http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/gadgetry-electronics-discussion/11673-asus-vg23ah-review-semi-glossy-72hz-passive-3d-ips.html#post849785
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Without the Overdrive on is the 2412M (or 2312HM) acceptable for gaming? I occasionally come across some random posts saying they're atrocious for gaming and that people should stay away. I can't tell if they're just screwing with people or they're visibly ghosting. My monitor is about 5 years old in tech or so, so I have no idea if this thing ghosts or how much it does. Seems fine to me, so I guess as long as it's similar to this monitor I'm fine with it. As long as it can play FPS/Action games with no visible ghosting and a lack of input lag it should be nice, but there's so many mixed reviews on that subject. :/ Just wish I had a way to actually compare without buying it first. frown.gif
Edited by Bobber1 - 11/25/12 at 9:06am
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