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post #1 of 16
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Hi, I need to make a quick decision on a new monitor as my beloved old one was destroyed by flight baggage handlers last friday..

250 GBP is about the limit, with a little leeway if necessary.

I do game a little bit, mostly FPS. But I watch far more movies and I'm begining to get into design work more frequently. I think an IPS will suit me well.

The 2 monitors I've narrowed it down to are essentially the same panel, rebranded by Dell + Asus. Knowing that, I wondered if anyone had any recommendations either way, not just in terms of the monitor itself but also customer service and general experiences. Reading reviews, it seems like it's not all that rare to be sent a bad monitor, and getting it sorted in a timely fashion now becomes an important consideration before buying. And of course any other considerations for the monitors themselves or other recommendations, please share!

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/25-dell-utrasharp-u2515h-monitor-ips-panel-2560x1440-8ms-350cd-m-dp-hdmi-black-silver

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/25-asus-pb258q-zeroframe-ultra-low-blue-light-ips-professional-monitor-2560-x-1440-5ms-dp12-hdmi-mhl
Edited by seb_allen - 10/3/16 at 2:51pm
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post #2 of 16
I have the exact same problem and I'm trying to find which is the better choice.
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post #3 of 16
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Well, I ordered the Dell and have had it for a couple days.

Reasons for purchase:
-Preferred the connectivity
-Maybe better customer service overall
-Comes calibrated (maybe not to the specs needed by a pro, but good enough for me)
-My wife said she preferred the colour, so that was that.

Now that I have it:
-the capacitive buttons have been a complaint for a few people. They work fine for me, responsive and work with a light touch, except for the power button. This requires a slightly harder depression for myself. Personally I wish they'd have just used normal buttons, but they do work.
-screen came with a few marks, but they wiped off cleanly with a soft, damp, microfibre cloth (really pissed me off at first though).

Overall:
Happy. The colours are a huge upgrade to my old monitor. It's easy to switch to a reading mode which is great because I spend all day reading. No bleed either which I'm relieved about. I hope this helps a little..
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by seb_allen View Post

Well, I ordered the Dell and have had it for a couple days.

Reasons for purchase:
-Preferred the connectivity
-Maybe better customer service overall
-Comes calibrated (maybe not to the specs needed by a pro, but good enough for me)
-My wife said she preferred the colour, so that was that.

Now that I have it:
-the capacitive buttons have been a complaint for a few people. They work fine for me, responsive and work with a light touch, except for the power button. This requires a slightly harder depression for myself. Personally I wish they'd have just used normal buttons, but they do work.
-screen came with a few marks, but they wiped off cleanly with a soft, damp, microfibre cloth (really pissed me off at first though).

Overall:
Happy. The colours are a huge upgrade to my old monitor. It's easy to switch to a reading mode which is great because I spend all day reading. No bleed either which I'm relieved about. I hope this helps a little..

Funny thing. I went for the dell as well but it only arrived today and I mainly picked it because of the design and longer warranty. So far I'm really happy with it.
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by seb_allen View Post

Hi, I need to make a quick decision on a new monitor as my beloved old one was destroyed by flight baggage handlers last friday..

250 GBP is about the limit, with a little leeway if necessary.

I do game a little bit, mostly FPS. But I watch far more movies and I'm begining to get into design work more frequently. I think an IPS will suit me well.

The 2 monitors I've narrowed it down to are essentially the same panel, rebranded by Dell + Asus. Knowing that, I wondered if anyone had any recommendations either way, not just in terms of the monitor itself but also customer service and general experiences. Reading reviews, it seems like it's not all that rare to be sent a bad monitor, and getting it sorted in a timely fashion now becomes an important consideration before buying. And of course any other considerations for the monitors themselves or other recommendations, please share!

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/25-dell-utrasharp-u2515h-monitor-ips-panel-2560x1440-8ms-350cd-m-dp-hdmi-black-silver

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/25-asus-pb258q-zeroframe-ultra-low-blue-light-ips-professional-monitor-2560-x-1440-5ms-dp12-hdmi-mhl

OP,

Do you have a source for these two essentially being the same panel? I'm heavily considering the ASUS, but can't find any information about input lag, but there are lots of reviews noting that the Dell has some of the lowest input latency out of a 1440p IPS display to date. Thanks!
post #6 of 16
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@bg 92 Tbh I like the design more as well. Usually I like everything all black, but I really like the silve base of the dell. I think it looks very professional.

@ace1991 I don't, no. I first heard it was the same panel while watching a uTube review on the Asus. After a little more searching I think I found the panels were both made by Samsung? I'm not 100% on that, but I have read in a couple places that they are the same panel. There is also a samsung logo on one of the plastics of the Dell as well. As far as latency goes, I do find it slightly harder to game on this monitor. I haven't actually worked out why. My previous monitor was a tn. Although, I can't distinguish whether it's ghosting, or whether I'm just not used to a larger and more vibrant monitor.
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post #7 of 16
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Basically what I'm trying to say is that I know roughly nothing about monitors, although I do find it slightly harder on my eyes to play an fps. Fast movies have been fine as far as I can tell though, so I recon the issue has more to do with me and my eyes, than the panel.
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post #8 of 16
Yes, they are the same panels.

Dell UP2516D
LG LM250WQ2-SSA1
10-bit
AH IPS
GB-r LED

Dell U2515H
LG LM250WQ1-SSA1
8-bit
AH-IPS
W-LED

Asus PB258Q

LG LM250WQ1-SSA1
8-bit
AH-IPS
W-LED
Edited by Fylzka - 10/9/16 at 3:45pm
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by seb_allen View Post

@bg 92 Tbh I like the design more as well. Usually I like everything all black, but I really like the silve base of the dell. I think it looks very professional.

@ace1991 I don't, no. I first heard it was the same panel while watching a uTube review on the Asus. After a little more searching I think I found the panels were both made by Samsung? I'm not 100% on that, but I have read in a couple places that they are the same panel. There is also a samsung logo on one of the plastics of the Dell as well. As far as latency goes, I do find it slightly harder to game on this monitor. I haven't actually worked out why. My previous monitor was a tn. Although, I can't distinguish whether it's ghosting, or whether I'm just not used to a larger and more vibrant monitor.

A lot of TNs have lower latency than IPS displays... I'm coming from an ASUS ROG Swift with a 1MS response time and 144hz, but I scratched the screen accidentally and can't afford $700 to replace it frown.gif
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fylzka View Post

Yes, they are the same panels.

Dell UP2516D
LG LM250WQ2-SSA1
10-bit
AH IPS
GB-r LED

Dell U2515H
LG LM250WQ1-SSA1
8-bit+FRC
AH-IPS
W-LED

Asus PB258Q

LG LM250WQ1-SSA1
8-bit+FRC
AH-IPS
W-LED

Ah we meet again! Do you think it can be inferred that latency should be similar on the two monitors then?
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