Originally Posted by xoleras
I hate it break it to you, but VA panels have the same problems that TN panels do. Bad colors, Poor color accuracy and poor viewing angles..
On the other hand, VA has brutal contrast ratios (similar to AMOLED), and are the easiest panels on the eyes. I used a centuries old 17" NEC VA panel for a full month, working as an IT support techie, and I was completely blown away.
I had dual heads, a TN 17" Dell as a main monitor, and said NEC VA monitor. The NEC was SO much better to read from, that I swapped the positions and left the Dell only to check the mails and support tickets, using the NEC for everything else, even if it had ghosting, poor colors, and poor white point. The readability was so incredible that it far overweighted everything else for the job I was doing.
I'm not exaggerating when I say I kind of miss that NEC now that I'm reading back again from my IPS.
As far as bezels go, remember guys that the LCD panel is held by the bezels. If you've ever disassembled one, the mounting screws are on them, and the manufacturer strongly warns that anything touching the panel on anywhere elese might cause panel malfunction and failure.
So bezels are quite needed. Also, the large LCD panels have an inherent 4mm bezel on them that holds the entire assembly together (as you know, any LCD panels except AMOLEDs are composed by an array or layers, not just one single part).
Still, no one beats my AIO's bezels!! Right at 5mm baby, the absolute minimum I could possibly get