Originally Posted by Manyak
The U2311 is a great value, you can't go wrong with it.
That being said, if you're on a really tight budget, I suggest maybe getting a colorimeter first. Like an i1D2. A calibrated TN panel is (usually) more accurate than an uncalibrated IPS. At the very least it'll be consistent, where you can always be sure of the results you're getting. An uncalibrated IPS will look better when you're sitting at it, but you won't be able to tell what other people are seeing when you post images on the web or send them to be printed.
I've already budgeted a colorimeter into my budget, but thanks
The reason I'm looking for a <
$250 monitor is because I've also budgeted $100 to a colorimeter to calibrate my monitor.
But you make a very good point about the TN panel. Since I publish everything on the web and I don't actually do physical prints, between a calibrated TN panel and IPS, which would be better? I'd assume that most people on the web who'd look at my pictures are using TN panels, so would it be better to go TN as well so my results are consistent with what they're seeing on their monitors?
Originally Posted by Boyboyd
This thread made me buy a U2311h from dell. There's a sale on their Europe site too.
I feel like I deserve a commission.