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Should I upgrade my XL2370 to a entry-level IPS panel?

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So not too long ago I bought my XL2370. It had great reviews, and it seemed like a good deal at the time. But now everyone is coming out with affordable IPS panels, and I feel like I've gotten the short end of the stick. Am I paranoid or is the quality not really that much of a difference? Some of these entry-level IPS monitors look pretty amazing. Should I upgrade? Is it worth it to upgrade? I mean, I spent around $300 for the XL2370. I can get the same sized monitor but an IPS panel for $230. Surely something is amiss here...

Also, the HP 2310e's look pretty damn good as well. Are they better than the XL2370's?

Thanks in advanced.
Edited by X-Legend - 3/19/11 at 1:48am
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An IPS panel will trump a TN panel in pretty much everything. I hope to upgrade to the Dell UltraSharp U2311H myself.

Concerning the HP 2310e, I have no experience with HP monitors (Only Dell, Hanns-G, Apple, and Asus) but I can tell you that that isn't an IPS monitor. It's a LED backlit TN monitor, which is a completely different thing.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/19/11 at 12:48pm
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I noticed. However, the monitor itself looked pretty damn amazing at the store. I'm not sure if it's a WLED or what. Somehow I doubt it.

Last I heard, my monitor was a top-of-the-line TN panel. Even so, are you suggested it wouldn't even hold a candle to these new entry-level IPS panels?
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I noticed. However, the monitor itself looked pretty damn amazing at the store. I'm not sure if it's a WLED or what. Somehow I doubt it.
WLED just means it is backlit by white LEDs. The HP 2310e is WLED backlit.

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Last I heard, my monitor was a top-of-the-line TN panel. Even so, are you suggested it wouldn't even hold a candle to these new entry-level IPS panels?
You can definitely tell the difference between a IPS and TN panel, the IPS monitor has much better color reproduction and viewing angles. Also, from every experience I've had with IPS panels there seems to be much less of an issue with ghosting than there is with TN panels (GTG response times mean nothing). You can just tell it's a higher quality panel.

If you're happy with your current monitor then there isn't much of a reason to upgrade. However, if things like color reproduction, viewing angles, and ghosting are bothering you, or you just want a higher quality panel, then by all means upgrade.
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Hmm. So out of all the new entry-level IPS panels, which one(s) are looking like the best of the best?
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Hmm. So out of all the new entry-level IPS panels, which one(s) are looking like the best of the best?
Generally Dells. It all depends on how much you want to spend.
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The only thing disappointing is the 23" and the 21" don't feature an HDMI. Which really sucks, because I need it.
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The only thing disappointing is the 23" and the 21" don't feature an HDMI. Which really sucks, because I need it.
Why is that? Can't you use VGA/DVI and 3.5mm audio?
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It's mostly for simplicity reasons. Namely plugging in my PS3 and the like.
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It's mostly for simplicity reasons. Namely plugging in my PS3 and the like.
Any reason something like this wouldn't work?
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