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What are your guys' opinions on the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM? I plan to get one to put beside my BenQ XL2410T for graphic design (drawings,sketches, painting in Corel) and probably 3D work - I also wanted to use it for monitoring my stream and stuff while I play on the other monitor.

Main reason I'm looking at this monitor is that I can get it for about 200$
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What are your guys' opinions on the Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM? I plan to get one to put beside my BenQ XL2410T for graphic design (drawings,sketches, painting in Corel) and probably 3D work - I also wanted to use it for monitoring my stream and stuff while I play on the other monitor.

Main reason I'm looking at this monitor is that I can get it for about 200$
It's a good monitor.
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It's a good monitor.

Could you elaborate more? I care a lot about the stuff I'm interacting with on my computer (keyboard, mouse, headphones, monitor) so I'd like some more information.

Possible issues include ghosting, input lag.

Also another question: can I run my BenQ monitor at 120hz and the Dell at 60hz side-by-side? Or do they have to be running at the same refresh rate?
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Could you elaborate more? I care a lot about the stuff I'm interacting with on my computer (keyboard, mouse, headphones, monitor) so I'd like some more information.

Possible issues include ghosting, input lag.

Also another question: can I run my BenQ monitor at 120hz and the Dell at 60hz side-by-side? Or do they have to be running at the same refresh rate?

Input lag is minimal on the U2312hm. Ghosting is not a problem, although reverse ghosting (dark overshoot artifacts) may be an issue. Viewing angles are good, but there will be a silvery glow at the corners (IPS glow) if you sit too close to the monitor. Colour accuracy is excellent (or can be excellent) for a <$200 monitor. 6-bit+ FRC is functionally equivalent to true 8bit for basically all consumer purposes - detailed photo editing and photoshop are the only exceptions (we're not talking about the cell phone pics you snapped or point and shoot cameras; we're talking about your DSLR pictures of a wedding that you want to make into a greeting card kind of photo editing). It covers all sRGB just fine, and doesn't have any substantial image quality issues in general.

I'm not sure why input lag and ghosting matter to you though; you have a BenQ 120hz which has superior response times and superior input lag characteristics and superior refresh rates for gaming, which is where input lag and ghosting matter. If you're gaming, I assume you'd be using your BenQ?

It can be used just fine next to your BenQ, with the BenQ working at 120hz and the U2312hm at 60hz.
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Chunk of very useful information smile.gif

Alright, I'm set on the monitor - thanks a lot for the informative reply! I'll rep you once I'm done writing this. You made a correct assumption on the input lag/ghosting and I'll keep an eye out for the artifacting. I assumed that colors would be a little bit better on an IPS than other panels and it appears to hold true for this monitor. Glad to hear it won't interfere with the 120hz of my BenQ.

Thanks for the help! +rep
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