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Well, Christmas is around the corner and I'm looking to upgrade my LG E2341. My budget is < $350 or there about. I will be giving the monitor to my sister for her to use (she's currently using a 6 year old 1280x1024 Dell monitor). I use this as the main display for my laptop (laptop on and closed).

I really like some of the qualities of the monitor, and those are:
  • The screen size is ideal for me (23-24")
  • 1080p (higher would be nice, but I don't need it and don't have the power to play games at it)
  • LED Backlit

There are a few things I really don't like about it:
  • The stand isn't adjustable.
  • Blacks are not dark at all
  • Thick anti-glare coating (I like anti-glare, but a much thinner coating)

I'd really prefer to get a good quality monitor that I can keep for a long time. I'm currently thinking about the BenQ XL2420T, but I wanna hear some other suggestions.

Edit: Also, not sure if this is important or not, but I will hopefully be upgrading the GTX 485M in my laptop to a 7970M (83% performance boost! biggrin.gif).
Edited by razr m3 - 12/10/12 at 8:53pm
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The BenQ uses the same matte coating as your LG and so do most TN's and all matte 21.5-24" IPS except for the Asus VG23AH and NEC P232 (600$). There aren't any good non-glossy 23-24" 120hz displays yet, you might want to wait for the 144hz Asus VG248QE to be released. Some TN's use a slightly lighter matte coating (Samsung and Asus) but it is still strong enough to considered grainy.

Samsung PLS and A-MVA panels use a very light, non grainy matte coating, you may want to wait for some of the new models in this thread to become available.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1334095/samsung-s2xc-series-4-6-ad-pls-tn-and-a-mva-monitors
Edited by MenacingTuba - 12/12/12 at 6:21am
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I could probably get used to the thicker coating, especially if most displays use it or a similar one. Do you know if the coating has an impact on the color accuracy or blacks?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post

I could probably get used to the thicker coating, especially if most displays use it or a similar one. Do you know if the coating has an impact on the color accuracy or blacks?

Coating if thick(Dell makes thick coatings, BenQ makes thick coatings) Makes the colours fade and everything horrible.
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Would the Samsung S23A950D be a good monitor to look into?
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