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ASUS LCD vs IPS. Is it worth the extra $15?

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Looking on Newegg to replace my current VH226H 21.5" ASUS. I see the VS229H is the IPS model for $140. The VE228H is going for $135, $125 after rebate. Both $8 shipping. I know IPS panels have their pros and cons, but does anyone who owns an IPS think it would be worth the extra $15? ($5 after rebate). I plan on keeping my current monitor, and gradually replacing and it will eventually be a 3 monitor setup.

Also debating on the best way to approach this. The only noticeable degradation on mine now is that it likes to bleed light around the top corners, which I believe is standard on LCDs. (Though it has gotten slightly worse since when I bought it 4 years ago).
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Personally, I think that the IPS is worth the price difference (if you keep this one for 4 years, $15 seems like nothing).

One thing to note is that IPS monitors are better for multimonitor setups as they have better viewing angles and it is likely that you will not look at all monitors dead center - so you will see less color shifting with IPS panels.

I personally could not go back to a TN panel unless it was a high quality samsung (like the S23A950D) as I like the colors to stay uniform no matter what angle I look at the monitor.

EDIT: as for the best way to go about phasing your current LCD out and getting 3 monitors, just remember that if you wait too long it might be hard to get same model. That happened to me with my trusted HP ZR22W frown.gif
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IPS monitors are LCDs too...

Personally i'd easily take a cheap IPS over a cheap TN for just $15 more, but this is really a matter of usage and preference.

Do note that the VS229H-P is a relatively older eIPS model with fairly heavy matte sparkly antiglare coating. As long as you don't mind that or prefer it, go ahead.
Edited by mikeaj - 3/18/14 at 11:03am
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Ya that's what happened with this one, waited too long as got discontinued. Will probably get the IPS to see what it looks like. If I keep it I'll just use my current as a 2nd, or on my workbench.

Edit: Meant TN, not LCD sorry lol. Cost is also sort of a facotr, as I'm trying to keep it under $160 for each monitor.
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I have a VS229H-P and a VE228H. I will say the 229 has way better color reproduction(with a little calibration) and while the 228 is not bad it can't look as naturally rich in color as the 229 even with the digital vibrancy NVCP settings. In fact i would say for my uses the 229 wins in every aspect EXCEPT for ghosting. With the 229 i do notice a slight bit more ghosting than the 228, while ghosting is present in both panels the 229 might be a tad worse. The trace setting may clean this up a bit but can have a sharpness factor to the picture too(which i don't like but my wife does).

The anitglare coating is noticeable but i would not say it is over the top in terms of many other older panels. Personally it doesn't bother me at all during gaming and videos, browsing it is visible though.

I don't own that viewsonic and unfortunately don't know anyone who does(in person).
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