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So I am looking into stepping into the realm of real quality monitors and I was taking a look at the U2711 review. Page 4 of the review, here, shows a high response time. Now, I am not looking to buy a gaming only monitor, just a high quality monitor for both gaming and general use.

My question is as the title says, is this monitor still viable for gaming with the response time? The article goes on to say that most manufacturers lie about their response times and fudge their test methods, and that it all ends up around the same anyway, but I wanted to poll the forum to get some opinions.

Thanks for any help, folks.
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Might want to go the HP route if you want an IPS monitor and somewhat gaming monitor.

EDIT: Nevermind they don't have a 27 inch IPS monitor only the 24. Might want to check this one though

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=ips%20monitor
Edited by bgtrance - 3/13/11 at 12:46pm
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Might want to go the HP route if you want an IPS monitor and somewhat gaming monitor.

EDIT: Nevermind they don't have a 27 inch IPS monitor only the 24. Might want to check this one though

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=ips%20monitor
I was surprised to see the U2711 is actually listed as 6 MS G2G, not that far behind "gaming" monitors..
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Could use HP zr30, not sure if it has lower response times though. I believe it does.
     
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I was surprised to see the U2711 is actually listed as 6 MS G2G, not that far behind "gaming" monitors..
Response time means jack as far as gaming is concerned. It's not related to input lag.



That said, the ~30ms input lag the U2711 is quoted as having isn't noticeable at all to me.
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Response time means jack as far as gaming is concerned. It's not related to input lag.



That said, the ~30ms input lag the U2711 is quoted as having isn't noticeable at all to me.
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