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Yeah, I know the words cheap and good don't go together very well these days. As of right now I'm running a Samsung T260HD and just a simple Westinghouse 19" Lcd. I'm planning on getting a Rig soon and I wanna run Eyefinity for gaming. So I plan on selling these 2 monitors I have and finding 3 other good ones to use.

I was thinkin something around 23" give or take. My biggest problem with my 26" is the viewing angle, it sucks doing graphic design and not being able to see the colors correctly. I know it's gonna be expensive to get something with amazing colors for graphic design, but whatever.

I see a ton of monitors out there and to me it's like they're all the same. Always 1000:1 contrast, usually 160 to 170 degrees angle. So *** is the difference really except for those few things?

Would I be well off just getting 3 of these? Seems good for the price...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

TL:DR
- Want 3x Monitor for Eyefinity
- Cheap
- Good for Graphic Design
- Good for Gaming
- Roughly 23"

Thanks!
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I'd suggest looking at Dell U2311H or the U2211H. Those have e-IPS panels so the color reproduction is a bit better than standard TN.
post #3 of 13
First problem I see is "good for Gaming" / "good for graphic design"

If you want accurate colors.. then your gonna have some issues with gaming, as the IPS monitors that were suggested are higher response times.

Personally I think the monitor you are looking at is a great monitor.
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Originally Posted by nolimits882000;12326261 
I'd suggest looking at Dell U2311H or the U2211H. Those have e-IPS panels so the color reproduction is a bit better than standard TN.

The U2211H is only 200 bucks on the Dell site but like 280 on Newegg, that's pretty cool. This one seems really nice, sadly it's a bit small but it might be a good sacrifice for better color and IPS if I don't wanna pay too much. I also like the fact that you can change the monitor for portrait.

Does the 3ms make a big difference in terms of gaming? I'm not a fan of ghosting or whatever the term is... Pretty much motion blur, haha.
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I use a U2410 for both photo, graphic work, as well as gaming. No noticeable ghosting, great color reproduction, excellent viewing angles thanks to the IPS panel, and good resolution 1920 x 1200. I would say if you're serious about graphic work, get at least one IPS monitor, and the other 2, TN panels in the same size and resolution.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nolimits882000;12326261 
I'd suggest looking at Dell U2311H or the U2211H. Those have e-IPS panels so the color reproduction is a bit better than standard TN.

A 6bit panel for graphic design? REALLY?!
whatever you do make sure you get a non-TN monitor that is 8bit not the 6bit of the Dell e-IPS panels.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle-reece;12334433 
A 6bit panel for graphic design? REALLY?!
whatever you do make sure you get a non-TN monitor that is 8bit not the 6bit of the Dell e-IPS panels.

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http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1275291737

the 2211/2311 are both 8 bit displays. I was just in your boat looking for some new panels and decided with the 2311s. They haven't arrived yet but I spent about a month or two researching and feel that I've made the best decision for the budget I could. Dell Ultrasharps are awesome screens, my dad still uses his 18" ultrasharp from about 8 years ago cool.gif
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Quote:

So you believe some random website over LGs own datasheets for the panels?
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Im speaking Dell, not LG.

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-U2311-Widescreen-Panel-Monitor/dp/B003R7K332"]Dell U2311 23 inch Widescreen IPS Panel LCD Monitor: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

read the firs review, 5th paragraph. Who mentioned LG?

EDIT: found it to be a 6bit with dithering to make up the difference. I stand Corrected.
http://www.pcmonitors.org/news/all-ips-and-va-panels-are-8-bit-right-wrong
Edited by gerrardo - 2/10/11 at 11:11am
post #10 of 13
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What's the difference in 6bit and 8bit? Is it gonna make a huge difference? I would love to get the U2410 but it seems quite a bit out of my price range. Even the u2311 is a bit out but I'd sacrifice some few bucks for that one.
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