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I'm in the market for a 23" or smaller monitor to mount on a wall. Use is mostly gaming, WoW and FPS games, but I'm more interested in vivid colors and great resolution than in the absolute lowest response time or refresh rate. There are so many options these days I really have no idea where to start. I don't have a particular budget in mind but am willing to pay more for the best as I do not plan to replace the unit for a long time. Any ideas?
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If you're mounting it on a wall, why does it need to be so small? Just personal preference? I'd suggest a korean AH-IPS/PLS panel, but they are typically 27 inch. They might make smaller ones that are half decent, but I'm not personally aware of any. If you are willing to go 27", the Korean IPS/PLS panels (especially the overclockable ones) have a real nice balance between gaming fluidity/responsiveness, and picture quality, all at a fairly low price compared to domestic and often inferior options.
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Thanks for the reply. The size restriction is not my decision, let's just say that. The computer is relatively close to our TV and certain parties who will remain unnamed want to avoid having a "wall of LCDs."
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Originally Posted by Mrip541 View Post

Thanks for the reply. The size restriction is not my decision, let's just say that. The computer is relatively close to our TV and certain parties who will remain unnamed want to avoid having a "wall of LCDs."

Ouch. What if we paint the bezels a pretty hue of pink and stick some nice precious stones on it? Still a no go? LOL

Anyway, Dell has some good UltraSharps that are 23 inches I believe. They aren't as good for gaming as the Korean panels, but they aren't bad and have excellent colors. They're pretty expensive though, and some people don't like the aggressive AG coating they use, but it is really the only option I can suggest for your situation.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Anyway, Dell has some good UltraSharps that are 23 inches I believe. They aren't as good for gaming as the Korean panels, but they aren't bad and have excellent colors. They're pretty expensive though, and some people don't like the aggressive AG coating they use, but it is really the only option I can suggest for your situation.

There's the older U2312HM (eIPS, LED backlight), U2311H (eIPS, CCFL backlight), etc. models, but if you're going Dell, you may as well get the newer Professional series model, the P2314H, which uses an AH-IPS panel and has direct current brightness control (well, for some people it's easier on the eyes than PWM control). The newer stuff has a more moderate antiglare.

Technically for "great resolution" one could use a laptop panel that's over 1080p, with some effort. Dell UP2414Q is 4k, but that's 24" and too large.

There are plenty of others selling sub-$200 IPS monitors in that range, some of which have VESA mounts like everything mentioned above do. However, some also have worse motion responsiveness or other less desirable traits; as long as the sample you get is fine, P2314H should be pretty decent overall. I mean, it's still relatively cheap and only 6 bits + AFRC and so on, but it should be reasonable. Something similar from LG themselves, Asus, AOC, HP, Acer, etc. is not necessarily going to be better.

If price is not a factor, Eizo FS2333, EV2336 might be a little nicer. Actually, HP Z22i is similar to but maybe a little better out of box on average than P2214H, if you're going the 21.5" route at 1080p.
Edited by mikeaj - 4/6/14 at 7:15pm
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