Because unless you are offering me a super cheap monitor that's good enough for under $100, I am in the ~$110-150 price bracket. Are you trying to tell me there is some hyper high quality monitor with great visual quality, that just has awful ghosting and response times as a tradeoff? Because I dont think you are. So I'm looking for the best monitor I can get around my price range.
Sure, response times and such are not as important for these 2 monitors, but I really dont think some monitor exists that has awesome visuals, bad responses times and such at this range. It seems the best visual monitors in this range also have good response times and such.
And yea, I am interested in gaming and response times too, I have a heavy mind to sell off my u2312hm and get what is decided to be the best monitor here.
Sure an Eizo IPS with ATW polarizers and true 10 bit panel is better than a cheap 27 1080p, but if you are just facebooking or youtube, it does not matter really. You do not need a hammer to kill a fly.
Well go ahead, recommend me some fly swatters. Even with fly swatters there are better and worse ones. Show me the holy grail of sub 100 fly swatters.
So TFTcentral has all these calibration settings that I've used with my u2312hm, and it says 22 brightness. It seems kinda low, so I cranked it up to 100... and it just looks way better. Both the u2312hm and s2340l look better with maxed brightness, I dont understand. Is this like an accuracy thing where there is a best brightness? Why not just everyone crank up brightness? It really looks way better... The U2312hm doesnt look nearly as bad compared to the s2340L when I've cranked up the brightness!
I think the VGA vs Digital made a difference too, I switched the connectors and put the u2312hm on digital, s2340L on vga, and now the s2340l looks fuzzier, fuzzier text. I compared 1080 videos on youtube, and they were really close, but the S2340L was slightly better... the u2312hm looked a bit grayer, or more like the s2340L had sharper colors. It's most obvious in that skys are skyier, more blue in the S2340L, but also in sand is sandier, and black people look less ashy and more... black, I guess (just saying, i only watched like 2 videos and thats the content in it, black people, skys, and beaches). Colors just barely popped more in the s2340l, but you could definitely tell in side by side.
And I swear, that black guy just looked really ashy on the u2312hm. That was so the biggest difference, it wasnt till the black guy that I noticed the differences.
Anyways I'm not really sure which monitor to go for, I know there's the whole matte vs glossy and matte has it's benefits despite worse picture... but i dunno. Not really seeing it. I am not sitting here saying 'wow this monitor is definitely glossy/matte'. Like side by side it just looks like 2 of the same monitor almost, with very slight differences like stronger colors on the s2340L and the fuzzy text (due to vga i believe though).
Really just need to hook them both up to the desktop so they are both on digital connections though.
And I've been talking a lot to menacingtuba, I think I'll buy the Acer S236HL as the 2nd monitor, compare the 3, and then return one of the 2 glossys for a 2nd one. Then if I really like, I may even sell off my u2312hm for one.