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ive been looking at getting one of these two monitors. the u2211h is 200$ atm and the u2311h is 270. is the extra 70 worth it?
and is there any performance difference in the two, or are they same just one is bigger? ive read reviews on the u23111h and i hear its got great color gamut, but i cant find anything on the u2211, does it sport the same color gamu, input lag etc?
    
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http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2311h.htm
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2211h.htm

From reviews, U2311H is better in pretty much everything, including response rate and input lag. There's reasonable size difference too:

http://www.displaywars.com/23-inch-16x9-vs-21,5-inch-16x9

I'd say it's always best to get as big as monitor you can get (without sacrificing image quality obviously) and the U2311H is a good buy.

Remember that both monitors are 1920x1080, but the U2211H is 1.5 inches (diagonally) smaller, so this will make the pixel pitch very small, in other words text will be tiny. I find the text is ever so slightly too small already on the U2311H, I certainly wouldn't want it to go any smaller.
Edited by cracker - 2/8/11 at 9:40pm
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wow thanks cracker, thats the eaxct review i read on the u2311, wierd i couldnt find the u2211, and yeah. im leaning towards the u2311, before they were the same price so it was an easy choice. but they just put the u2211 on sale for 200$ which makes it tougher, saving money is always nice. and yeah font small is a bad thing. its kinda small already on the u2311 you say? like how small?
    
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Originally Posted by nano56;12318520 
and yeah font small is a bad thing. its kinda small already on the u2311 you say? like how small?
It's hard to say because even using a standard ruler isn't accurate enough, but this "1" for example is 2mm tall (on native resolution of 1920x1080 in Firefox at 100% size). It's not ridiculously small, just very slightly too small. I personally would've preferred a 24", but they're mega expensive.

Of the two you're looking at, I'd definitely get the U2311H, the $70 extra is worth it. Or, you might want to wait it out, Dell seem to have sales on the U2311H fairly often (every few months or so), I've seen people mention they've bought them for $240 or lower.
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I wouldn't say the U2311H is worth it, most people with decent eyesight will benefit more from the tighter pixel pitch of the U2211h then from the slightly bigger screen on the U2311H.
Personally both are fine monitors to use, the pixel pitch difference will not be a "I can't" see difference like a 21.5" to a 24" or 28" would.
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if you can find something in your budget go for an 8bit panel rather than the dells which only use 6bit panels

if you want LED backlit then the LM215WF3-SLA1 panel is 8 bit so if you can find anything using that panel you could go for that smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kyle-reece;12333985 
if you can find something in your budget go for an 8bit panel rather than the dells which only use 6bit panels

if you want LED backlit then the LM215WF3-SLA1 panel is 8 bit so if you can find anything using that panel you could go for that smile.gif

Revised: Kyle was right, I just checked the revised spec sheets. Disgusting. Can't believe they did that, slimeballs.
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Originally Posted by AsAnAtheist;12335247 
First off the Dell U2211H/U2311H are both 8 bit panels IPS panels, they are both native 8 bit (not dithered, however they do not dither the 8 bit to 10 bit, which is understandable for the price point).

Would you care to actually prove that?
you have the panel datasheets from LG against you, think you can find a better source than that?
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post #9 of 19
no doubt U2311H
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AsAnAtheist;12335247 
First off the Dell U2211H/U2311H are both 8 bit panels IPS panels, they are both native 8 bit (not dithered, however they do not dither the 8 bit to 10 bit, which is understandable for the price point).

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/23.htm#colour_depths

According to what TFTCentral have dug up, LG's spec sheets seem to show that the U2211H and U2311H are 6-bit+AFRC.

There's an on going thread about it at HardForum, one of the TFTCentral editors have posted a few replies there too.

I should point out this paragraph from that article too:
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Now this isn't really a massive issue in our opinion. Yes, it might make a difference to some people who are looking for a true 8-bit compatible display, but most regular users would never even notice any difference with panels using modern FRC mechanisms. In fact we saw no adverse affects of this technology when we reviewed some of these monitors either and neither did other review sites. I'm only bringing it up to offer full transparency and for those interested in the detail. I have also updated the relevant reviews with mention of this change.

Whilst the panel on the U2211H/U2311H is 6 bit, the colour reproduction is still superb (as noted by all reviews), better than any TN. So kyle-reece, you're kind of making a big deal out of it as unless you absolutely need true 8 bit, most people won't notice the difference.
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