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I currently have a Dell S2309W, which is great, but I'm looking for an upgrade or a companion monitor, for web design/development. (19" if companion, otherwise I want a 27")

What would be the best choice? If I go with a companion monitor, I would like some form of an IPS; it will be used to display the webpages that I work on.

Obviously gaming+design is a bad mix, but I'm hoping there is good affordable option for me.

Thanks
post #2 of 9
Korean monitor. I do the same thing (design, development, gaming) and the Crossover I got has no dead pixels. Color quality is great IMO. There's no settings to modify the color on the monitor though. If you want to change the RGB intensity, coolness and other factors it has to be done through drivers and such. The brightness is the only thing that can be controlled on it and you will need to turn it down unless you enjoy being blind and sunburnt on your face.
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Originally Posted by Irythros View Post

Korean monitor. I do the same thing (design, development, gaming) and the Crossover I got has no dead pixels. Color quality is great IMO. There's no settings to modify the color on the monitor though. If you want to change the RGB intensity, coolness and other factors it has to be done through drivers and such. The brightness is the only thing that can be controlled on it and you will need to turn it down unless you enjoy being blind and sunburnt on your face.

See now, I would be okay with this, but the thing is if I wind up with something that has dead pixels what am I supposed to do? What types of panels do they use? Also, I've found a cheap AOC AH-IPS for a similar price, why not just get that and not have to deal with pixel-worry?

Link to the AOC
post #4 of 9
I've been REALLY pleased with my Auria 2560x1440 27" from Micro Center. It's one of the Korean panels, but you can get it at a brick & mortar and easily return it. (Assuming you've got a Micro Center nearbyish, or course.) Not quite as cheap as buying a Korean offa eBay or whatever, but far less than the equivelant monitors from a big name. If it's got any dead pixels, I sure can't see them. It's been serving me well for a variety of different uses.
     
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I've been REALLY pleased with my Auria 2560x1440 27" from Micro Center. It's one of the Korean panels, but you can get it at a brick & mortar and easily return it. (Assuming you've got a Micro Center nearbyish, or course.) Not quite as cheap as buying a Korean offa eBay or whatever, but far less than the equivelant monitors from a big name. If it's got any dead pixels, I sure can't see them. It's been serving me well for a variety of different uses.

I live in Florida and I'm pretty sure not a single Micro Center exists here sadly.
post #6 of 9
I hate Micro center since they have so few stores and great in store only deals! The closest one to me is a four hour drive to get there in good traffic.
Even though I constantly hear good things about the korean monitors, I refuse to buy something that I cannot easily get a replacement, or warranty work.

Have you checked out the monitor review websites like prad? With so many monitors available these days, they help narrow down the options quickly.
     
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Originally Posted by Madman340 View Post

See now, I would be okay with this, but the thing is if I wind up with something that has dead pixels what am I supposed to do? What types of panels do they use? Also, I've found a cheap AOC AH-IPS for a similar price, why not just get that and not have to deal with pixel-worry?

Link to the AOC

It uses the same IPS panel found in iMacs, Dells, LGs top of the line stuff. It's not a TN.

As for dead pixels, I dont know of any place that guarantees 0 dead/bright/dark pixels. Usually it only covers 3+. Anything less will cost you an arm and a leg.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Irythros View Post

It uses the same IPS panel found in iMacs, Dells, LGs top of the line stuff. It's not a TN.

As for dead pixels, I dont know of any place that guarantees 0 dead/bright/dark pixels. Usually it only covers 3+. Anything less will cost you an arm and a leg.

I might go with the Korean option, I just don't like putting myself out there like that...
post #9 of 9
I have the Korean monitor, buy from a reputable seller. There is a gold mine of information out there, now not just only the OCN threads...

I've been using mine for like 9 months and everything is awesome!

you can say this as a good thing, whenever I see friends with 27" 1080p's or 1200p's I'm always cautious to hold my tongue but 1440p is infinitely better... SO much better. The pixels on the 1080p means you have NO difference in work space compared to a 23" 1080p monitor since the # of pixels are the same and it ends up being stretched to 27" whereas 1440p is just pure win. thumb.gif

Highly recommended! Monoprice is also an option.
However, I got SquareTrade Warranty with mine for an additional 40-50 so I think it'll be fine.
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