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Looking for a 23" to 24" LED Backlit monitor.

I play all sorts of games, but I mostly enjoy WoW, LoL, and some FPS games

I can afford both, even though it's a $100 difference.


What one would you recommend?
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Looking for a 23" to 24" LED Backlit monitor.
I play all sorts of games, but I mostly enjoy WoW, LoL, and some FPS games
I can afford both, even though it's a $100 difference.
What one would you recommend?

Well are you a FPS junkie? If so, you may like the 120hz more rather than going with an IPS panel. I personally play a little bit of everything but I prefer the color accuracy and beauty of an IPS panel over having the super-smooth game play. Call me biased being a U2412M owner, but I've played of friends 120hz and didn't really care for it as I liked the picture/color better on my monitor vs the extra "smoothness" of 120hz.

So honestly it really comes down to which you want more. Or better yet, if you can try them both out prior to purchase, that would actually be better in your case. That way you can kind of get the general idea on what you would get more enjoyment out of. Not to mention you've gotta have the extra hardware to fuel a 120hz display if you're going to use it the way it's meant to be used. So yeah. tongue.gif
 
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I'm not an FPS die hard, but I play FPS games sometimes.

I wish I could try out both of the monitors.

is the IPS panel better than the TN?



But I guess I play WoW 60%, LoL 30%, and FPS/other games 10%. So I assume the cheaper, dell monitor would be the one for me.


Couple of questions, is the 8ms response time fast enough?
Edited by Nynn - 11/24/12 at 3:39pm
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I'm not an FPS die hard, but I play FPS games sometimes.
I wish I could try out both of the monitors.
is the IPS panel better than the TN?

Well I don't notice a bit of input lag on my IPS panel, and I normally play Battlefield 3, LoL occasionally, PS2, Diablo 3, and some SC2 with no issue. Honestly, I wish you could too man because I've been in your position and it literally drove me nuts. But alas, I ended up with the IPS panel and honestly I wouldn't change it for anything because I absolutely love my monitor.

I personally think they are. But I don't have like hard facts or reviews comparing the 2 towards each other. Sometimes TN looked washed out to me, dull colors, and things just didn't seem as they should. Also keep in mind that the U2412M is a 1200p monitor vs the BenQ being a 1080p monitor and 16:10 does take a tad bit of time of getting used to vs 1080 however I ended up liking it a lot more vs 1080. Looks gorgeous too. thumb.gif
 
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If you are using it for gaming, I would say the BenQ. I personally love mine for gaming. If I was a graphic artist, I would have bought the IPS, but I'm not I'm playing games.

If you do decide to get the BenQ there is a lot of information online to help get to know the settings. Very cool that you can switch the settings on the fly!
     
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IPS Panels have far better color reproduction and color depth.

However they are far slower, and the increased motion-blur can give headaches. If you have a chance, try each of them out.
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I'm not an FPS die hard, but I play FPS games sometimes.
I wish I could try out both of the monitors.
is the IPS panel better than the TN?
But I guess I play WoW 60%, LoL 30%, and FPS/other games 10%. So I assume the cheaper, dell monitor would be the one for me

IPS looks better than the TN panel, but the BenQ TN panel is faster and offers more options for gamers. Prada reviews the BenQ with the best ratings any TN panel. They never talk good about TN panels except for the BenQ.

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/reviews.html

" Thus, the BenQ XL2420T is the first TN panel monitor that has been able to achieve the highest rating in our test."
Edited by Nick7269 - 11/24/12 at 3:47pm
     
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post #8 of 13
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Thanks for the help, but I'm still stuck on these two XD

The cheaper price on the dell ultrasharp is really appealing to me though.
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So these are the benefits of each

BenQ: 120hz, faster, 3D ready , TN Panel

Dell: Better color, cheaper, IPS Panel


I have a GTX 560 ti, if that will work with the 3D vision.


The BenQ XL2420T and XL2420TX are the same except the TX includes the glasses, right?
Edited by Nynn - 11/24/12 at 4:46pm
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If You are playing a lot then i strongly recommend BenQ... I am using xl2420t for almost 4 months and i love it. (earlier I was playin on smaller Dell 2210WA) now I enjoy gaming much more .
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