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I have a Dell SP2309w monitor (a TN panel, at the bizarre res of 2048x1152) which is a good monitor by many accounts.

I'm considering going the eyefinity route, and need to get another two 23" monitors to go with the one above. I've found I can get quite a good deal on the Dell U2311H IPS monitors, so I'm thinking get two of those and slap them either side of my monitor for some hardcore eyfinity-age. I'll be gaming on them.

Anyone have experience with this? If they're going to stick out like sore thumbs, it might be better to get a couple of TN 23 inchers instead confused.gif

Update: Res of u2311h is 1920x1080, so my sp2309w will have to downscale slightly)
Edited by chieftex - 1/27/11 at 3:44pm
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post #2 of 10
from my experience, monitors only look good @ their native resolution

so your SP2309w is going to look like crud when it scales down to 1920x1080 (sorry, i'm not familiar w/ the u2311, so not sure if it's 1920x1200 or 1920x1080)

why don't you sell the SP2309w and just buy 3 of the same...

it's best to do wait, save, and do it right...trust me, I've done both =D
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if the deal is good get 3 U2311H
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interesting thoughts, though I really do like the sp2309w I have. It's STILL more expensive than buying the u2311h, and I'm loathe to sell it (and i've had enough of ebay lol). I'll update my first post with res, can't believe I forgot that.
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I know you think ideally I should get 3 ips panels, but if I get 2 and place them besides my (rather good) TN - will there be a discrepancy?
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post #6 of 10
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I find this picture MOST offputting!

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2596/eyefinity2.jpg

Look how much nicer the ips panel is when you compare it side by side with the TN. I think id rather have 3 TN's so I don't notice that.
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If you had an IPS next to a TN, you'll notice how truly garbage the TN panel is. Either get all TN panels (yuck) or save up for all IPS panels. smile.gif
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Quality TN's are far superior for gaming in terms of price/response time.

Now not all TN's are garbage just the majority. You have to know which of the select few are good. The Acer G245h

amongst a few others are some of the best looking TN panels in the 24inch size and they do not look like crap.
They also have much better contrast than the IPS panels.

At the end of the day IPS is good for color accuracy and viewing angels. They are average gaming monitors and always

will be until LG decides to produce a fast switching IPS panel.
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At the end of the day IPS is good for color accuracy and viewing angels. They are average gaming monitors and always

will be until LG decides to produce a fast switching IPS panel.

the HP ZR24W has a 5ms panel. Really that's fine eh.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;12214980 
the HP ZR24W has a 5ms panel. Really that's fine eh.

You have the very monitor I'm thinking about!
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