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Hey guys.

I've been wanting to replace my 2 old but excellent CCLF w2353v LG panels for something more up to date.

I tried a VA panel already which I liked very much because there was no bleed and no glow, however they had issues with clouding so I had to return them.
Now that I have more time to think maybe it's best if I could find a solid IPS with the least amount of glow possible (and no bleeding of course).

I'll be using it mainly for digital art, photo editing and internet browing. A bit of gaming, but not even full screen.

Budget is around $400. If I do find a cheaper IPS good enough for me I would like to buy a pair, otherwise no. I'd rather lose a monitor than having 2 ****ty glowy ones.

From what I gathered so far I should keep my sights on the Dell's Ultrasharp line, correct? If not, tell me!

From Dell, I found these:

u2415
u2412m
u2413
UP2516D
U2515H
U2715H


Would any of those be able to fit my needs, especially regarding glow or should I look elsewhere?
All suggestions are welcome!
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The HP 25XW and 27XW are the most glow-free non-expensive IPS monitors i know.

http://wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/15935-hp-27cw-hp-25xw-review-almost-glossy-overclock-able-1080p-6-bit-frc-lg-ah-ips.html

If, otherwise, you want 1440p+, i don't think there are good alternatives for $400 or less. All 1440p IPS-type monitors in that price range suffer from glow and/or other QC issues.
    
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Ill check those out.

But the issue with 1440p is due to the panel size or the resolution itself? Like even a 24" inch would have those issues or 27" and up?
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Ill check those out.

But the issue with 1440p is due to the panel size or the resolution itself? Like even a 24" inch would have those issues or 27" and up?

The issues are specific to one particular panel (or rather one with one known variation). The panel is the 144 Hz AU Optronics "AHVA" 2560 x 1440 panel (IPS type), although their TN version seems equally problematic. Other 27" 2560 x 1440p monitors are fine and don't have such severe issues—they'll still have IPS glow and often backlight bleed, but the glow will be less and the QC will be much better and you probably won't find dust and bugs and viscera and monsters inside the panel.
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The issues are specific to one particular panel (or rather one with one known variation). The panel is the 144 Hz AU Optronics "AHVA" 2560 x 1440 panel (IPS type), although their TN version seems equally problematic. Other 27" 2560 x 1440p monitors are fine and don't have such severe issues—they'll still have IPS glow and often backlight bleed, but the glow will be less and the QC will be much better and you probably won't find dust and bugs and viscera and monsters inside the panel.

So the Dells U2515H and U2715H, are they AUO?
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So the Dells U2515H and U2715H, are they AUO?

Both are LG AH-IPS.
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Ah good then.

So back to the original question: Do you think one of those I listed would be a good pick for me in regards to glow and bleed?
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If you haven't read these reviews, they may help you decide.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2515h.htm

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2715h.htm

They seem to be good for the price. Normal levels of IPS glow according to them, good input lag for IPS.
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Thanks I'll read them.

Any chance I could find a monitor with LESS then normal IPS glow?
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Thanks I'll read them.

Any chance I could find a monitor with LESS then normal IPS glow?

The solution is to get a monitor that doesn't use an IPS panel. tongue.gif

If you use the monitor in a well lit room then reflections will cover up IPS glow quite well, although both are bad things to have I think. If you're set on IPS, you'll just have to see how much the glow bothers you. It might not. Bias lighting can help.
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