Sorry if I went into too much detail, but I'd rather do that than have you think "Why didn't you mention this?" Don't worry about your English - it's a LOT better than anything I could write in a foreign language (I can order beer in 3 other languages though
My recommendation = get the Dell U2312HM if at all possible. I have NO idea about pricing in your country, but bet best price US is close (roughly $230) and well
worth the extra money in my opinion. Despite the higher cost, I think it's a much better value than either Asus monitors or anything else around it's price. Because it is an IPS panel, it WILL make a difference compared to the Asus TN panels when using Photoshop. (BTW your pie chart was great
). From all the reviews it seems to be the clear choice
for $250 US or less. Frankly, I'm quite impressed with it, and recommend it without hesitation to anyone looking for a 1080p monitor in this price range.
Some reviews are here
, and here
along with Dell Romania U2312HM product page
Suggestions for getting the best price:
First check pricing for buying directly from Dell (if possible), as well as local and online retailers. Note the best price from an AUTHORIZED dealer. Second call Dell Romania and ask for sales
Ways to reduce price if buying directly from Dell (NOTE: This is from experience dealing with Dell USA and may not
work or work as well. Still worth trying IMO). **Remember to be POLITE yet firm when negotiating with a sales representative.**
(1) If you are a student (even university or graduate school), at least in the US, Dell has student discounts available. So ask the Dell Romania sales representative if there is one and how to qualify if so. Student discounts are usually the best you will get.
(2) If you are not a student, but work for a large
corporation (or maybe someone in your family does), Dell MAY (very hit or miss) have some sort of employee discount (10-15%) for that corporation. You will NOT be able to get both student & employee discount so this is something in case a student discount does not apply.
(3) If nothing else, ASK about what discounts are available - including any business/professional associates if you are out of school. Maybe there's one which you/family member might qualify.
(4) At least for Dell USA, normally there is some room to negotiate. It may not be much, but better than nothing. If an AUTHORIZED local or online retailer has a better price, see if Dell will beat it ("you prefer to buy directly if possible") or at least match & give you free shipping. If nothing else, there is probably a good chance you can get free shipping (again, at least in the US). Try to get that on top of any other discounts.
If for some reason you just can't get the Dell, you might
be worth considering: the LG Flatron IPS235V and HP 2311xi. As IPS panels they should
give you a better color display then the Asus VX238T, but they have their flaws. For example, one review noticed streaking in the HP 2311xi during fast paced games. Also, I think they are about the same price as U2313HM, and frankly, even if the Dell was $20 or $30 (US) more expensive, I'd still get that if possible. Neither one is as good as the Dell U2312HM in my opinion. As for the Asus VX238T, it's probably a pretty good TN monitor, but not nearly as good as the Dell. I really can't say anything conclusive since I didn't find any "professional" (tech website) reviews on it or the other Asus model. Also, I have no idea what your local prices are like for any of these monitors. If the Asus VX238T is a lot
cheaper than the others and your budget is tight, it may very well be the best choice given your constraints.
That's the best I can do for you. I really hope you are able to get a good deal on the U2312HM and buy one. In any case, good luck, and let me know which one you end up picking.