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what to choose? S2340L vs S2440L vs U2312HM

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Hey guys,
I'm finally buying a new monitor and would like some advice on what to choose.
I've read the reviews on the S2440L and U2312HM, but couldn't find anything on the sS2340L.
I need a monitor that would be good all around: gaming, movies, browsing, also some slight video and photo editing. I believe these should be good.

Which would you recommend?
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You and I are in the same boat... With recent prices being the way they are, I am torn between the S2340L, U2312, and U2412 :/
   
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post #3 of 18
S2440L if you're going to look at the monitor straight on.
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Isn't the IPS in S23 better than the VA in S24?
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looking for same thing, cant decide. which one is good for gaming. @geoxile arent all monitors gonna be looked at straight on?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dioxholster View Post

looking for same thing, cant decide. which one is good for gaming. @geoxile arent all monitors gonna be looked at straight on?

You're going to have a hard time getting a perfectly perpendicular angle when you have several monitors.
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Originally Posted by andrei.c View Post

Isn't the IPS in S23 better than the VA in S24?
What makes you think that?
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What makes you think that?

Isn't IPS generally accepted as the better one?

Plus, I would like it to have good viewing angles vertically - around 40-50 degrees deviation from looking straight on.
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Originally Posted by andrei.c View Post

Isn't IPS generally accepted as the better one?
Plus, I would like it to have good viewing angles vertically - around 40-50 degrees deviation from looking straight on.

Keep in mind those edge to edge glass monitors are going to have horrendous glare if you have windows or bright lights around. I love my Dell monitor, but I hear the 2412 has some thicker AG than what I am using, so I cannot speak for that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrei.c View Post

Isn't IPS generally accepted as the better one?
Plus, I would like it to have good viewing angles vertically - around 40-50 degrees deviation from looking straight on.
IPS has better color, VA has better contrast.
post #10 of 18
The entire Dell S series has obvious ghosting issues. The S234 is the same as the S2740L, except the 23" has a regular glossy coating vs. glass. The U2312 is very grainy and the overdrive needs to be deactivated in the service menu (TFT Central's Review has instructions) to get rid of the ghosting. There are links to reviews of the Dell S line in the official thread link in my signature.

Consider the Asus VG23AH, it is semi-glossy, so it is not grainy but slightly reflective, it supports 72hz with custom timings and does not have ghosting issues. Depending on your glass/contacts prescription, you may be able to see the passive 3D filter in the form of faint grey lines on white backgrounds.
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