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Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you guys know that I finally got my monitor. But I decided to go for a Dell S2240L instead of the ASUS MX239H.

Here's why:
- The ASUS screen wasn't available at the time
- The Dell screen cost me half the money (according to local prices of course)
- Higher PPI and glossy screen (which I've always wanted to try btw) on the Dell meant better image quality

Also, I had contacted Adam Simmons of pcmonitors.info (username PCM2 on OCN) via PM for advice. He told me that the two screens are almost the same image quality-wise. So I decided not to wait.

Coming from a Samsung TN matte panel, I miss the touch control panel on the monitor. The glossy surface gets to me a little when the screen goes dark in games or movies. But its a non-issue when browsing the internet or when on the Windows OS interface.

As for image quality, I'm not so sure if it was a significant upgrade from the former TN panel, because I didn't notice amazingly better image quality. This maybe due to the fact that I've gotten used to the screen of my S4 and its screen is way out of this monitor's league. Maybe I should try out a TN panel on somebody else's system to see if I can notice the worse image quality. But viewing angles are noticeably better on this screen.

Anyways, thanks a lot to everyone that contributed to this thread. I really appreciate it! smile.gif
Edited by ahnafakeef - 8/17/13 at 9:50pm
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I assume you're also using the HDMI 'Full Range RGB' tweak we discussed? smile.gif

The differences between an IPS (particularly a small one) and a decent small TN monitor are not exactly as 'in your face' as you might expect. A real strength of IPS for general purpose use (including gaming and movies) is the ability to capture more subtle variations of shades. If you pay a trip to http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php on both a TN and IPS monitor you will see some striking differences. On the TN monitor, as you stare at a solid colour, you'll notice it transitions readily to a different shade from the top to bottom of the screen in particular. This performance is reflected in 'real world use' by the fact that you can have a number of closely matched shades displayed with distinction on the IPS monitor whereas on the TN monitor there is lots of overlap which crushes such subtle distinctions. At 22 inches these differences aren't as significant as if you're comparing 24" or 27" models.

The starker differences such as those you might see if you compare your S4's simple mobile OLED display to even your S2240L come from huge differences in contrast performance and colour gamut. You should notice when comparing the glossy and matte screen surfaces of the S2240L and your former matte monitor that you do get an extra level of clarity to the image and more of a 'pop' in places. The image should have a smoothness and in-your face vividness that was lacking on your last monitor - but it won't be to the extent you see on the S4 for the aforementioned reasons.
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I assume you're also using the HDMI 'Full Range RGB' tweak we discussed? smile.gif

The differences between an IPS (particularly a small one) and a decent small TN monitor are not exactly as 'in your face' as you might expect. A real strength of IPS for general purpose use (including gaming and movies) is the ability to capture more subtle variations of shades. If you pay a trip to http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/viewing_angle.php on both a TN and IPS monitor you will see some striking differences. On the TN monitor, as you stare at a solid colour, you'll notice it transitions readily to a different shade from the top to bottom of the screen in particular. This performance is reflected in 'real world use' by the fact that you can have a number of closely matched shades displayed with distinction on the IPS monitor whereas on the TN monitor there is lots of overlap which crushes such subtle distinctions. At 22 inches these differences aren't as significant as if you're comparing 24" or 27" models.

The starker differences such as those you might see if you compare your S4's simple mobile OLED display to even your S2240L come from huge differences in contrast performance and colour gamut. You should notice when comparing the glossy and matte screen surfaces of the S2240L and your former matte monitor that you do get an extra level of clarity to the image and more of a 'pop' in places. The image should have a smoothness and in-your face vividness that was lacking on your last monitor - but it won't be to the extent you see on the S4 for the aforementioned reasons.
Yes I am using that tweak. Things looked really bad until I did.
Quick question - does running it twice (that is running it again when I have already run it once) deactivate it? Or does it stay at Full RGB still?

And yes, the glossy screen does look better than the matte. Although the reflections get to me from time to time. I haven't rearranged the lighting setup to a more convenient configuration.

Thanks a lot! smile.gif
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Yeah you can run the tool as many times as you want, it will stay active until a new graphics driver is installed or you click the other button on the tool.
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Originally Posted by PCM2 View Post

Yeah you can run the tool as many times as you want, it will stay active until a new graphics driver is installed or you click the other button on the tool.
Thanks a lot! smile.gif
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