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Best 24" monitors for color accuracy under $400

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I do two things on my desktop... game (eyefinity) and design (Architectural/ industrial) Because of this, color accuracy is extremely important. Im getting fed up with the poor quality of my monitors (4 of them) so im looking to sell them and upgrade to new ones. My budget is $400 a monitor and the size im looking for is 24" Response time isnt too important to me, I dont think I could tell the difference between 5ms and 10ms any way.

Last time I bought monitors, I trusted a few google searches, and 2 years later Im pretty upset that I did. So.... Anyone have any experience? or an idea of what to look for spec wise?
post #2 of 6
This [H]ard Forum thread has all of the answers and links to reviews and user reports for the BenQ BL2411PT which is the best 16:10 option along with the Asus VS24AH and PB248Q (not available in North America).

For PC-only use, the VS24AH (it can't scale 16:9 resolutions properly when connected to a console/external device like a PVR or blu-ray player) is a better choice since it is cheaper and essentially just as good as the BL2411PT.

=DEAD='s VS24AH Review & PRAD's Review (this version has a height adjustable stand). Use Google or Chrome to translate.
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Thanks for those Links! Ill be sure to follow that thread.

I have seen this asus monitor thrown around a few times... PA248Q.

I did a comparison with its big brother, PA249Q, and unfortunately cant afford the larger of the two, but both seem to have good reviews. Anyone with experience?
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The PA248Q uses a grainy matte coating and has a low LED PWM Dimming (side effects) frequency, and so does the Dell U2412. Unless you need a wide gamut monitor, the PA249Q is a waste of money, but it is better than the Dell U2413.
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I use the PA248Q and neither the matte finish or the backlight control bother me, but honestly that will differ from person to person.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Glenwing View Post

I use the PA248Q and neither the matte finish or the backlight control bother me, but honestly that will differ from person to person.

That is kind of what I'm thinking... Coming from a sub-$200 monitor, I'm sure this will be better. But best in my price range? I'm not sure yet...

Thank you both for your opinion!
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