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Hey OCN

So I will be getting my new computer very soon and I was looking to buy an IPS monitor. My budget isn't the greatest, but it should definitely be possible to find a good 1920x1080 monitor. I'm currently looking at 3 different models, all from ASUS. So this is the 3 I've been looking to buy: http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/706961/asus-pb238q-ledsk%C3%A6rm-23-1920-x-1 / http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/1037111/asus-vn248h-ledsk%C3%A6rm-238-1920-x / http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/902356/asus-vs239hr-ledsk%C3%A6rm-23-1920-x- .

So what is the actual difference between these models other than the 2nd one being AH-IPS ( And what is that compared to IPS )? And which of those monitors looks best? I will be using them for gaming, however I am not playing any FPS games at all and that is why I have decided to get an IPS monitor! thumb.gif
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I believe AH-IPS is a newer variant of IPS, but all those monitors should be very similar.

You should also consider BenQ's line of VA monitors as well. VA panels lie somewhere in-between TN and IPS pricewise and color/viewing angle wise, but offer superior black levels (which is, IMHO, very important for immersive gaming).

Also, how much are Qnix/X-star PLS monitors in Denmark?
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I wasn't able to find any of either Qnix or X-star monitors anywhere? Should they be available from normal vendors? I can't find the VA series from BenQ either.. I feel like Denmark is some sort of isolated island in the middle of the pacific ocean when I can't find either of those you recommend!
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I recommend a Dell S2240L. It has a glossy screen, which makes the image pop more. It is an AH-IPS monitor as well. It also has a lower screen size of 21.5" which makes the pixel density higher than larger sized screen. Plus it is quite cheap.

Also, if you have the hardware that is going to be able to push 120FPS in games, you can get a Eizo Foris FG2421. It is a VA panel which as mentioned by Bruce has a better image quality than a TN panel. It also has 120Hz capability.

Hope this helps! Good luck! smile.gif
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Oh yea I forgot to mention that as well. I will be using an ASUS GTX 780 card!

I don't really like Glossy monitors however. I would buy it if it wasn't glossy because everything else looks good about it.

Found this monitor as well. I'm a little worried about the 6ms, but is that going to be a problem? I don't play FPS games at all! And is it more like monitor designed for work/video editing?

http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/706961/asus-pb238q-ledsk%C3%A6rm-23-1920-x-1
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I can highly recommend the dell u2412 for what you will be using for. It is above the price of the other screens that you had posted, but is an awesome screen.

Also the 8ms response time has never been an issue for me with fps games, screen looks great as long as the matte finish doesn't bother you.
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I can highly recommend the dell u2412 for what you will be using for. It is above the price of the other screens that you had posted, but is an awesome screen.

Also the 8ms response time has never been an issue for me with fps games, screen looks great as long as the matte finish doesn't bother you.
That one looks good.. But why does it have 1920x1200? Isn't that a bit odd resolution compared to 1920x1080? I like the monitor though smile.gif
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Hey OCN

So I will be getting my new computer very soon and I was looking to buy an IPS monitor. My budget isn't the greatest, but it should definitely be possible to find a good 1920x1080 monitor. I'm currently looking at 3 different models, all from ASUS. So this is the 3 I've been looking to buy: http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/706961/asus-pb238q-ledsk%C3%A6rm-23-1920-x-1 / http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/1037111/asus-vn248h-ledsk%C3%A6rm-238-1920-x / http://www.computersalg.dk/produkt/902356/asus-vs239hr-ledsk%C3%A6rm-23-1920-x- .

The PA238Q is the superior model out of the 3 you are considering thumb.gif
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I can highly recommend the dell u2412 for what you will be using for. It is above the price of the other screens that you had posted, but is an awesome screen.

Also the 8ms response time has never been an issue for me with fps games, screen looks great as long as the matte finish doesn't bother you.

Since he does not play fps games (read post 1 again), he can save the cash & stick with the PA238Q. Besides, they are practically equal regarding to color output & clarity.
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That one looks good.. But why does it have 1920x1200? Isn't that a bit odd resolution compared to 1920x1080? I like the monitor though smile.gif

1920 x 1200 is nothing odd. Just not many out there to choose from. I have the PA248Q which is 1920 x 1200 and it has been awesome for working & gaming. It actually cheaper than the PA238Q in the US & I would recommend this IPS monitor over & over thumb.gif
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The PA238Q is the superior model out of the 3 you are considering thumb.gif
Since he does not play fps games (read post 1 again), he can save the cash & stick with the PA238Q. Besides, they are practically equal regarding to color output & clarity.
1920 x 1200 is nothing odd. Just not many out there to choose from. I have the PA248Q which is 1920 x 1200 and it has been awesome for working & gaming. It actually cheaper than the PA238Q in the US & I would recommend this IPS monitor over & over thumb.gif
The PA248Q is unfortunately quite pricy here in Denmark. As I see this situation now, I can choose between the 1920x1080 from ASUS and the 1920x1200 from Dell. The ASUS one is around 10% cheaper, but the difference is so small that I just want the one of the 2 that are best. Which one do you think? I like the 1920x1200 resolution after watching some pretty convincing videos, but i'm a super big ASUS fanboy (All of the parts that can be ASUS is ASUS, in the PC i'm going to build thumb.gif )
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The PA248Q is unfortunately quite pricy here in Denmark. As I see this situation now, I can choose between the 1920x1080 from ASUS and the 1920x1200 from Dell. The ASUS one is around 10% cheaper, but the difference is so small that I just want the one of the 2 that are best. Which one do you think? I like the 1920x1200 resolution after watching some pretty convincing videos, but i'm a super big ASUS fanboy (All of the parts that can be ASUS is ASUS, in the PC i'm going to build thumb.gif )

I really like the 1920x1200res, if they are pretty much equal than I would get the cheaper one. Personally I am a dell fanboy, But always try to get the best product for the money.
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