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Looking for some monitor recommendations. Ideally, 1920x1200 as the 25x14/16 displays are just out of my price range and I don't want to take on the risk of the Korean displays despite many users complete satisfaction with them. So that's gonna put me at 24" pretty much.

I do a lot of casual gaming, fps, rpg etc but also do some photoshopping, photo editing just as a hobby. So basically just a good all around display. Doesnt have to be the best at any one thing so long as its fairly decent at lots of things. Budget, don't want to go over $400.

Unfortunately, I live in a pretty small town so getting an eyes on experience with some of the better displays out there is pretty hard to do and it seems like every display I read about has some glaring flaw.
post #2 of 11
What is your budget?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Dontwant to go over 400 if ican help it.
post #4 of 11
Do you have a Microcenter near you?
post #5 of 11
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No, I pretty much have a Walmart near me frown.gif
post #6 of 11
Actually, the one at Microcenter, the Auria, actually has free shipping with it: Link. That is pretty much your only option for a domestic 2560x1440p monitor as the Overlord Tempest is sold out and Nixeus is $500 and the Monoprice monitors were raised up to nearly $500 too. The Auria is one hell of a monitor, but if you play a TON of FPS games, there are slightly better as it does have ever so slight ghosting. And it doesn't come factory calibrated, but it uses the Dell U2711 panel in it so you can go to TFTCentral and use the ICC profile for the Dell U2711 on the Auria to color calibrate it.


Otherwise, you could probably do two 23" Dell U2312HM monitors for dual screen 1080p. I'd suggest the 1440p option over the 1080p though.
post #7 of 11
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Id heard they had changed the panel on the Auria? And that it wasn't as good iirc.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by InFiction View Post

Id heard they had changed the panel on the Auria? And that it wasn't as good iirc.

The U2711 panel is in the newer one. Some people liked the older glossy one because of more vibrant colors as the AG coating on the newer matte version does mute how vibrant the monitor is. The stands on any budget domestic 1440p monitors that are in your price range though are going to have to be replaced with a $20 VESA stand as the included ones are quite bad.


Basically, if you hate AG coatings and aren't willing to get used to it, there is no option for a cheap 1440p panel right now if you stick with domestic monitors.

But if you are willing to work are willing to work around the AG coating and get use to it (which after using it for a while you learn to not even notice it, kinda like with triple screen gaming and bezels), then the Auria is the only one sub $400 right now (unless the Monoprice one comes down in price or comes in stock, which is probably wont as their old one is discontinued).
post #9 of 11
I've got a Dell U2412m and I absolutely love it. The IPS panel is great. I do a lot of gaming and even though there's an 8ms delay, I have honestly never noticed any lag/delay. It's also 1920x1200.

You should be able to find it for like $300.

Edit: Amazon has it for $277 with free shipping.
Edited by razr m3 - 6/10/13 at 8:56am
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

The U2711 panel is in the newer one. Some people liked the older glossy one because of more vibrant colors as the AG coating on the newer matte version does mute how vibrant the monitor is. The stands on any budget domestic 1440p monitors that are in your price range though are going to have to be replaced with a $20 VESA stand as the included ones are quite bad.


Basically, if you hate AG coatings and aren't willing to get used to it, there is no option for a cheap 1440p panel right now if you stick with domestic monitors.

But if you are willing to work are willing to work around the AG coating and get use to it (which after using it for a while you learn to not even notice it, kinda like with triple screen gaming and bezels), then the Auria is the only one sub $400 right now (unless the Monoprice one comes down in price or comes in stock, which is probably wont as their old one is discontinued).

Ok, I had heard they switched to a wide gamut ccfl.

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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post

I've got a Dell U2412m and I absolutely love it. The IPS panel is great. I do a lot of gaming and even though there's an 8ms delay, I have honestly never noticed any lag/delay. It's also 1920x1200.

You should be able to find it for like $300.

Edit: Amazon has it for $277 with free shipping.

Will take a look at that. Any idea how it compares to the NEC EA244WMi? I had been kind of looking at that one.
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