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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
The Dell monitors are top of the line, not to mention their warenty is impeccable. I'd also note the 24"ers are a lot cheaper, the 30"ers are amazing and have a great resolution, but anything in between is generally overpriced and has a low pixel density (which may or may not be a bad thing depending on what you are doing with it.)

Personally, I'd rather (and have done) get two 24"ers than one 30"er.

But, if you can afford the 30"er and want to go with a single screen, I'd say go for it, they are amazing. The 26-27"ers, less so. I'd say go with a 24"er which is the same res.

So, in short, I'd say one or two Dell 2408WFPs would be your best bet, I love my 2407WFP, and the 08 model has HDMI which you wanted. Mine has been amazing for a while now, the monitor did break (the on-off button broke, the actual panel was fine) and they cross-shipped a new one out to me almost instantly, so I was back to working in no time. The stand is amazingly customizable (something you appreciate when you have it) and other nice features like the card reader and plethora of inputs make it a brilliant monitor.
Agreed with the multiple 24in. Also, many of the Dells use the same panels as the Samsungs. So look at whats on sale and choose the cheapest between the two brands.

If you have the money, 3 x 24in is insane.
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Agreed with the multiple 24in. Also, many of the Dells use the same panels as the Samsungs. So look at whats on sale and choose the cheapest between the two brands.

If you have the money, 3 x 24in is insane.
Indeed, you lucky dog. I wish I could get a hold of the 3 24"ers, here in the UK, everything is so expensive though. Still, two isn't bad.

And yes, I'd rate the Samsung panels as high as the Dells, the only real differences are cosmetic. Just pick based on that and price.
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That's got a pretty poor contrast ratio. I hear good things about this http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=222-7175
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Yeah the ultrasharp is really nice, shame about the price tag.
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Originally Posted by lattyware View Post
The Dell monitors are top of the line, not to mention their warenty is impeccable. I'd also note the 24"ers are a lot cheaper, the 30"ers are amazing and have a great resolution, but anything in between is generally overpriced and has a low pixel density (which may or may not be a bad thing depending on what you are doing with it.)

Personally, I'd rather (and have done) get two 24"ers than one 30"er.

But, if you can afford the 30"er and want to go with a single screen, I'd say go for it, they are amazing. The 26-27"ers, less so. I'd say go with a 24"er which is the same res.

So, in short, I'd say one or two Dell 2408WFPs would be your best bet, I love my 2407WFP, and the 08 model has HDMI which you wanted. Mine has been amazing for a while now, the monitor did break (the on-off button broke, the actual panel was fine) and they cross-shipped a new one out to me almost instantly, so I was back to working in no time. The stand is amazingly customizable (something you appreciate when you have it) and other nice features like the card reader and plethora of inputs make it a brilliant monitor.

Well everyone has valid reasons for making a purchase...that HannsG 28 is kool...of course the dell 30 is <<<tops>>> specially for cad/graphics/fun too.

But, that $1400 price tag brings reality in quickly.

I would like to have 8 of the dell 30s' but I would settle for 8 hp 2408 24'' until the lotto lines up for me.
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post #14 of 23
First off it seems none of you know what the you are talking about. No offence.... I was looking around my self to see if i could find any other really good monitors out there. But the one i am going to by for my new rig is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116441

It comes out later this month. The Dell monitor listed is nothing but crap.

First off there are a few things you want to look at Response Time, Contrast Ratio, and Resolution.

The dell has a Response Time of 12ms.... So if you play FPS you are going to get your ass kicked. Most good monotors have 1-3ms Response Time. It has good Contrast Ratio 1000:1 but not great contrast Ratio. The resolution is good but witht the Response Time it makes this thing a big hunk of crap. Plus it is way over priced! $1,399.00 ***

Now the monitor i listed has a 1ms Response Time this will really help you while gaming. Contrast Ratio is DC 100,000:1 and true (1200:1). Resolution is 1920 x 1080 that normal for that size screen. This is also alot better just $349.99 .
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First off it seems none of you know what the you are talking about. No offence.... I was looking around my self to see if i could find any other really good monitors out there. But the one i am going to by for my new rig is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116441

It comes out later this month. The Dell monitor listed is nothing but crap.

First off there are a few things you want to look at Response Time, Contrast Ratio, and Resolution.

The dell has a Response Time of 12ms.... So if you play FPS you are going to get your ass kicked. Most good monotors have 1-3ms Response Time. It has good Contrast Ratio 1000:1 but not great contrast Ratio. The resolution is good but witht the Response Time it makes this thing a big hunk of crap. Plus it is way over priced! $1,399.00 ***

Now the monitor i listed has a 1ms Response Time this will really help you while gaming. Contrast Ratio is DC 100,000:1 and true (1200:1). Resolution is 1920 x 1080 that normal for that size screen. This is also alot better just $349.99 .
Sorry, but the specs are a myth and nothing except real in depth reviews can gain you insight into a monitors quality.

I had a 28" Viewsonic which boasted remarkable stats, but the display's viewing angles and backlight bleed sucked. The dell ultrasharp is undeniably a superior product than a 28" Viewsonic with half the resolution at 1/4 the price.
    
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post #16 of 23
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First off it seems none of you know what the you are talking about. No offence.... I was looking around my self to see if i could find any other really good monitors out there. But the one i am going to by for my new rig is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116441

It comes out later this month. The Dell monitor listed is nothing but crap.

First off there are a few things you want to look at Response Time, Contrast Ratio, and Resolution.

Now the monitor i listed has a 1ms Response Time this will really help you while gaming. Contrast Ratio is DC 100,000:1 and true (1200:1). Resolution is 1920 x 1080 that normal for that size screen. This is also alot better just $349.99 .
Actually anything over 24in the regular resolution is 1920X1200. However since LCD/Plasma TV's are so popular now, monitor companies are using 1900x1080 resolution as a marketing ploy since the general public knows about 1080P HD resolution.
post #17 of 23
Insert obligatory DuckieHo quote here:

"Resolution, not screen size."

If you aren't willing to shell out the dollars for a 30" display, then I'd stick to a 24" (or the smallest monitor that can push 1920x1200). You will end up with more pixels per square inch and as a result the image will look sharper on the smaller display.

If you want quality regardless of price, check out Dell's IPS panel monitors. If you're not dead-set on an IPS panel, then I can recommend Samsung monitors for a great quality/price ratio (I've owned four Sammies).
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 5/13/10 at 11:37am
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post #18 of 23
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First off it seems none of you know what the you are talking about. No offence.... I was looking around my self to see if i could find any other really good monitors out there. But the one i am going to by for my new rig is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116441

It comes out later this month. The Dell monitor listed is nothing but crap.

First off there are a few things you want to look at Response Time, Contrast Ratio, and Resolution.

The dell has a Response Time of 12ms.... So if you play FPS you are going to get your ass kicked. Most good monotors have 1-3ms Response Time. It has good Contrast Ratio 1000:1 but not great contrast Ratio. The resolution is good but witht the Response Time it makes this thing a big hunk of crap. Plus it is way over priced! $1,399.00 ***

Now the monitor i listed has a 1ms Response Time this will really help you while gaming. Contrast Ratio is DC 100,000:1 and true (1200:1). Resolution is 1920 x 1080 that normal for that size screen. This is also alot better just $349.99 .
You're posting in a 2 year old thread....
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My vote goes here

Very favorable reviews for a TN monitor. I particularly like the 16:10 aspect ratio.

Edit: Dammit Duckie...
    
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post #20 of 23
Yea, i just noticed that lol. But none the less thats prob the best 27".
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