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Monitor choice (Nvidia Surround)

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Hey All,

Since last week I've been looking at monitors, there are just way to many! So I would like to ask you your opinions to help me pull the trigger. I'm going for a Nvidia surround set-up, which requires three identical screens for the best result.

What I'm looking for
  • 23"/24"
  • 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
  • Minimal ghosting
  • Minimal input lag
  • Vibrant colors
  • Thin bezel (Nvidia Surround)
  • Around $300 (each)

What I'm going to do with it
Well, I am mainly going to use it for gaming, Photoshop and watching HD content. I will also do some internet browsing and schoolwork.

Selection
  • Samsung Syncmaster 2443BW (24", 1920x1200, 5MS G2G, CCFL, TN)
  • Samsung Syncmaster BX2431 (24", 1920x1080, 2MS G2G, LED edge-lit, TN)
  • Samsung Syncmaster BX2440 (24", 1920x1080, 5MS G2G, LED edge-lit, TN)
  • LG IPS236V-PN (23", 1920x1080, 5MS G2G, LED edge-lit, UH-IPS)
  • Dell Ultrasharp U2311H (23", 1920x1080, 8MS G2G, CCFL, IPS)
Any other screens? Maybe Asus?


Final thoughts
The Samsung 2443BW and BX2440 seem like the best TN panel monitors, although I can't find any info about the BX2440. Does anyone have any hands-on experience?

I read somewhere that IPS screens are also good for games, but are just marketed for professionals. Is this true, and if so would you recommend to play games on a IPS screen?
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If you have the money, go with an IPS. The Dell Ultrasharp U2311H is a fantastic monitor.

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Originally Posted by blackvelvet View Post
I read somewhere that IPS screens are also good for games, but are just marketed for professionals. Is this true, and if so would you recommend to play games on a IPS screen?
Most of the original issues concerning IPS monitors (slow response time/low contrast ratio) have been fixed. Not that GTG response times mean anything, anyways. IPS monitors are marketed towards professionals because they have much better viewing angles things and color reproduction than TN monitors, things that professionals (ie. graphic designers) care about. I would recommend gaming on an IPS screen, I have always had a good experience with them.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/4/11 at 6:09pm
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The Dell Ultrasharp U2311H is 214 euros (incl tax), which is $300. I am not totally convinced about IPS though...
Any other suggestions?
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