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Can someone tell me what the differences are? Kind of at a massive loss here. I plan on grabbing a new 23" - 25" monitor and looked for IPS. Lord behold, I see e-IPS, H-IPS, S-IPS and all these other (letter here)-IPS stuff. Can someone care to explain the differences? The help will be greatly appreciated.
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e-IPS a variation of IPS, Enhanced IPS is an economical cheaper to produced version of the IPS panels.
H-IPS a variation of IPS, Horizontal IPS improves the aperture ratio.
S-IPS a variation of IPS, Super IPS superseded IPS.

From oldest to newest: S-IPS, H-IPS, E-IPS

They're all IPS panels just different variations. E-IPS was first seen used on one of the Dell Panels (2209WA) a few years back.

As for P-IPS, it is a variation of IPS which is called Professional IPS and is suppose to have the best color reproduction of all of them.

If it is like $700+ it is most likely H-IPS, like this:

Dell - Ultrasharp U2410

This is e-IPS:

Dell - UltraSharp U2311H

So which one do you buy? The one you can afford.
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Originally Posted by anoob;12517133 
e-IPS a variation of IPS, Enhanced IPS is an economical cheaper to produced version of the IPS panels.
H-IPS a variation of IPS, Horizontal IPS improves the aperture ratio.
S-IPS a variation of IPS, Super IPS superseded IPS.

From oldest to newest: S-IPS, H-IPS, E-IPS

They're all IPS panels just different variations. E-IPS was first seen used on one of the Dell Panels (2209WA) a few years back.

As for P-IPS, it is a variation of IPS which is called Professional IPS and is suppose to have the best color reproduction of all of them.

If it is like $700+ it is most likely H-IPS, like this:

Dell - Ultrasharp U2410

This is e-IPS:

Dell - UltraSharp U2311H

So which one do you buy? The one you can afford.

Oh sweet. So there isn't really much of a colour difference between the IPS types right?
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I just bought the Dell u2410. I have been very impressed and while I can't compare it to any other IPS variants, it is by far superior to my other monitors I have owned. I don't think I'll ever be able to use a TN monitor again.
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post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH;12517217 
I just bought the Dell u2410. I have been very impressed and while I can't compare it to any other IPS variants, it is by far superior to my other monitors I have owned. I don't think I'll ever be able to use a TN monitor again.

Exactly why I have been looking at IPS monitors. I heard their colours were crazy awesome. Response time is a little high, but I wouldn't mind. It's quality > performance to me. tongue.gif
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I just got my IPS today and i love it!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grandestfail9190;12517197 
Oh sweet. So there isn't really much of a colour difference between the IPS types right?

There is a color difference but it will be hard to notice unless you are a professional. H-IPS and S-IPS will generally have better color gamut than E-IPS. But even E-IPS color will be far superior to TN and VA.

Speaking of VA panels, I have not heard people talk about VA panels for quite a while now. It's almost like they disappeared and the market is flooded with 27" TN panels and IPS in the higher end.
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post #8 of 39
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Originally Posted by anoob;12517256 
There is a color difference but it will be hard to notice unless you are a professional. H-IPS and S-IPS will generally have better color gamut than E-IPS. But even E-IPS color will be far superior to TN and VA.

Speaking of VA panels, I have not heard people talk about VA panels for quite a while now. It's almost like they disappeared and the market is flooded with 27" TN panels and IPS in the higher end.

So I will only notice the colours if I am photoshopping right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anoob;12517256 
There is a color difference but it will be hard to notice unless you are a professional. H-IPS and S-IPS will generally have better color gamut than E-IPS. But even E-IPS color will be far superior to TN and VA.

Speaking of VA panels, I have not heard people talk about VA panels for quite a while now. It's almost like they disappeared and the market is flooded with 27" TN panels and IPS in the higher end.

Actually, e-IPS is derived from S-IPS (though not in such a significant way as H-IPS is) so it has near-equal image quality as normal S-IPS.
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I've been using [ame="http://www.amazon.com/NEC-MultiSync-20WMGX2-BK-20-1-Monitor/dp/B000E8HMR2"]Amazon.com: NEC MultiSync 20WMGX2-BK 20.1" LCD Monitor: Computer & Accessories[/ame] (AS-IPS) for several years now and couldn't be more happy with it smile.gif
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