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Asus VH238H vs U2311H

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Just built my first system and I need a monitor to go along with it. I've narrowed my search down to 2 monitors:

Asus VH238H - LED TN Panel - $189.99 @ Newegg.ca

Dell U2311H - IPS - $279 @ Dell.ca

I'm gonna be using them for games (FPS's, SC2, etc) and the occasional movie.

Obviously the Dell is gonna have a nicer picture, but I'm a little concerned about input lag as IPS monitors are usually worse than TN's in this area. How's the input lag on the U2311H?

Also, I've heard rumors that the price of the U2311H is somewhat negotiable if you call up Dell. TRUE/FALSE?
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post #2 of 9
Dell is miles better.
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post #3 of 9
There's not noticeable input lag on the U2311H in my experience, but unless you're doing photo editing or graphic design, why not just go for the cheaper TN panel? After all, you're just gaming, and while I love the U2311H, I'm not exactly sure how the wider viewing angles or 100% sRGB coverage will benefit gaming.
post #4 of 9
The dell is much better than the asus. I have the u2711 and it is amazing for gaming. I have absolutely no noticeable input lag while gaming and the picture quality is amazing. It is night and day the best monitor I have ever had. You won't be disappointed with the u2311
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post #5 of 9
And I don't know about negotiable prices, but they do often go on sale. And many times the dell outlet will have 2311 refurbs which sell for much less and have great warranties.
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post #6 of 9
Call up dell and quote a previous (recently expired) coupon code and they generally will honor it.

I would go for the Dell, LED backlit isn't really that important but color fidelity is. It isn't an issue for most people because most people have not worked on a decent monitor in their lives. I have a Samsung and a Dell side by side and with the same wallpaper, the Dell seems to have much better color depth.

Input lag isn't really an issue unless you are looking for that last split second difference in your gaming (we are likely talking about a difference in response times of 2-3 ms). This shouldn't really be part of the decision making process unless either monitor is very bad, or you are of the small subset of gamers that needs to eek out every last advantage.
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post #7 of 9
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I'm not really to worried about a little lag, just wondering if the Dell was considerably worse. My LCD TV has a decent amount of input lag and it drove my absolutely nuts playing Guitar Hero/Rockband tye games. It looks like the U2311H isn't bad at all in this respect.

The U2311H was on sale for ~$240 recently. I'm gonna call Dell tomorrow and see if they'll sell for somewhere in this neighborhood. Instabuy if they do, maybe go for it anyway if they don't.
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post #8 of 9
i would just get the Vh238h and invest the $ difference in something nice..head set? sound card? but if you all about just having a better monitor..then go with dell
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post #9 of 9
I got my brand new U2211 for $170 on ebay the other day.

Definitely go check Ebay for a better price.
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