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Help me choose IPS monitor (ASUS PA238Q or MX239H)

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I do not know which one to choose. I want a monitor with realistic colours for gaming. My current display is a TN 17" 4:3 Sony with 8ms response time.

I'll be gaming, although not heavily. I don't need a refresh rate > 75Hz or a 1ms response time. I think both the 5ms of the MX or the 6ms of the PA will be fine, but I have no idea about monitors, that's why I'm asking for help smile.gif
Edited by cloppy007 - 6/16/13 at 5:07am
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The PA is the better monitor, with better color, far more adjustability, and so on. It's extremely similar to the Dell Ultrasharps in form and function.
However, if possible, I'd recommend you get the 24" PA248Q over the 23". You gain a lot, including more vertical resolution, and I really can't think of anything it doesn't do better than the 23".

If you want a 23" IPS/PLS display, then the best option in my opinion is the Dell U2312HM. $180 and you get eIPS color with input lag below that of almost all TN panels. It's a hidden gem.
   
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Thanks for the reply. The PA248Q is way more expensive (415€ versus 250) frown.gif

The dell costs about 250€ but has higher refresh delay (8ms) and it seems worse than the MX239H in this overclockers.ru review (Google translate).

I've found that the Dell has bleeding issues, as did the PA238Q (at least the first batches, according to some forum posts I've read here and there). Still unsure (and now I've got 3 options tongue.gif )
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post #5 of 6
Do not get it mistaken with the U2412. He means the 1080p 23 inch version. And be wary of dell and their AG overcoating problems, it can tend to be a bother.
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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind
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