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I'm looking for a 23" or 24" monitor, and I've found two of them that seem to be pretty good. Which one of these would be better?

1) Dell 24" at $160 with coupon: Here
2) Acer 23" at $160: Here
post #2 of 10
The Dell. Acer monitors are usually garbage.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/19/11 at 2:34pm
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Would I see much of a difference between the Dell and a LED-backlit screen?
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mugabuga View Post
Would I see much of a difference between the Dell and a LED-backlit screen?
It all depends. The LED one may have a horrible panel.

If I were to buy a 23''-24'' monitor, I would go IPS. IPS monitors, such as the Dell Ultrasharp U2311H, usually have great panels. Great panel = Great picture quality.

However, if you can't afford IPS, Asus or Samsung TN monitors are the way to go. They usually have some of the best TN panels.
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Could you recommend a good 23"-24" monitor in the $125-$180 price range?
post #6 of 10
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Would I see much of a difference between the Dell and a LED-backlit screen?
I own the Dell U2311H and the Viewsonic VX2250wm LED, and yeah.. you'll see a difference. The U2311H is far superior.

Can't speak for the Dell you linked to however, as it's not an IPS display.

If you'll stretch your budget, it's worth it.
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I would just go with Samsung monitors..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...onitor&x=0&y=0
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Could you recommend a good 23"-24" monitor in the $125-$180 price range?
Any of these:
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Would the ASUS VH242H be better than the Dell that I posted?
post #10 of 10
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Would the ASUS VH242H be better than the Dell that I posted?
I would choose it over that Dell any day.
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