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Originally Posted by tesco View Post
I think the U2311H is great.

The only reason I would need to upgrade monitor would be for more realestate, and there IMHO, is no point in 24".

U2711.

I could never justify the price difference from 23-24.

I think its easier to justify from 24-27 though.
I agree with this. I've gone from a 24" 16:10 to a 23" 16:9 and the 23" did not feel comfortable to look at due to the lack of vertical real estate. So I went back to a 24" 16:10(u2410) and now i'm using a 27" 16:9(u2711). Keep in mind that a 24" 16:10 will be taller and wider than a 23" 16:9. Also note that a 22" 16:10 is taller, but the 23" 16:9 will be considerably wider.

The difference between a 23" 16:10 and a 23" 16:9 in terms of screen real estate is that the 16:10 will be vertically taller, but the 16:9 horizontally wider. It's all preference here, but I feel 16:10 is the sweet spot for wide screen.

With all that said, I got rid of my u2410 and got a u2711. Despite the u2711 being 16:9, it is offers just as much vertical space as the u2410 while at the same time being much more wider than the u2410.

Soon enough though, I hope to get more funds, sell the u2711 and just end it all with a u3011.

The u2311 will offer the best input lag I believe out of all the IPS ultrashap monitors, so that is a plus, and also hor+ games will offer wider view as well. aside from that it is up to you to see if a 23" 16:9 is justifiable for youself. Here's some comparisons

22" 16:10 vs 23" 16:9

http://www.displaywars.com/22-inch-1...s-23-inch-16x9

23" 16:10 vs 23" 16:9

http://www.displaywars.com/23-inch-1...s-23-inch-16x9

24" 16:10 vs 23" 16:9

http://www.displaywars.com/24-inch-1...s-23-inch-16x9

24" 16:10 vs 27" 16:9

http://www.displaywars.com/24-inch-1...s-27-inch-16x9

30" 16:10 vs 27" 16:9

http://www.displaywars.com/30-inch-1...s-27-inch-16x9
Edited by ABeta - 4/2/11 at 4:32pm
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I agree with this. I've gone from a 24" 16:10 to a 23" 16:9 and the 23" did not feel comfortable to look at due to the lack of vertical real estate. So I went back to a 24" 16:10(u2410) and now i'm using a 27" 16:9(u2711). Keep in mind that a 24" 16:10 will be taller and wider than a 23" 16:9. Also note that a 22" 16:10 is taller, but the 23" 16:9 will be considerably wider.

The difference between a 23" 16:10 and a 23" 16:9 in terms of screen real estate is that the 16:10 will be vertically taller, but the 16:9 horizontally wider. It's all preference here, but I feel 16:10 is the sweet spot for wide screen.

With all that said, I got rid of my u2410 and got a u2711. Despite the u2711 being 16:9, it is offers just as much vertical space as the u2410 while at the same time being much more wider than the u2410.

Soon enough though, I hope to get more funds, sell the u2711 and just end it all with a u3011.

The u2311 will offer the best input lag I believe out of all the IPS ultrashap monitors, so that is a plus, and also hor+ games will offer wider view as well. aside from that it is up to you to see if a 23" 16:9 is justifiable for youself. Here's some comparisons
I appreciate the research you've done, but I went with the 23" due to budget constraints and the desire for an IPS monitor. I believe (thanks to some reinforcement from this thread via reviews and the like) that I've made a solid decision and eagerly anticipate delivery.


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They have adapters that can split HDMI to DVI+SPDIF, if you want to connect a console or whatever.
Goodie! I'll have to read up on how displayport works and what's offered in terms of connections.
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I appreciate the research you've done, but I went with the 23" due to budget constraints and the desire for an IPS monitor. I believe (thanks to some reinforcement from this thread via reviews and the like) that I've made a solid decision and eagerly anticipate delivery.
Hey, no problem, and good for you! You are going to appreciate the higher quality IPS panel.
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the higher bit panel which will produce smoother gradients with less color banding.
Seriously...people really think the only advantage of an 8bit panel is less colour banding...?
i'm not sure about you but an 8bit panel means no dithering, the constant flickering colours from dithering is very harsh on the eyes.

give me a 6 bit panel with dithering and my eyes ache, give me an 8bit non glossy panel and my eyes are fine (assuming no flickering backlight which seems to be ubiquitous with most cheap monitors nowadays when the brightness is dropped [basically you either damage the eyes with the bright screen or you damage them with the flicker...no-win situation there ]

heck why can't they just use incandescent backlighting? my eyes are perfectly fine with incandescent light even if its bright, its fluorescence that bugs me
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Seriously...people really think the only advantage of an 8bit panel is less colour banding...?
i'm not sure about you but an 8bit panel means no dithering, the constant flickering colours from dithering is very harsh on the eyes.

give me a 6 bit panel with dithering and my eyes ache, give me an 8bit non glossy panel and my eyes are fine (assuming no flickering backlight which seems to be ubiquitous with most cheap monitors nowadays when the brightness is dropped [basically you either damage the eyes with the bright screen or you damage them with the flicker...no-win situation there ]

heck why can't they just use incandescent backlighting? my eyes are perfectly fine with incandescent light even if its bright, its fluorescence that bugs me
So.... Outside of viewing angle is there any real reason to buy an e-ips panel over a high end TN panel?
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So.... Outside of viewing angle is there any real reason to buy an e-ips panel over a high end TN panel?
Yeah.. everything looks incredible. Some people ask "why do you need IPS for gaming" Well, obviously you don't -need- it, but when you spend hundreds of dollars on GPUs so your games look *great* why settle for anything less than an IPS? You can spend all you want on graphics, but if you're playing on a TN panel, you're shooting yourself in the foot.

You'd be surprised how much better my IPS looks when playing BFBC2 compared to my TN panel. Mafia II, Stalker CoP, etc etc.

OP: Did you get your monitor yet? Like it?
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You'd be surprised how much better my IPS looks when playing BFBC2 compared to my TN panel. Mafia II, Stalker CoP, etc etc.

OP: Did you get your monitor yet? Like it?
He made a follow up thread about a stuck pixel.

Why does it make such a huge difference though since they're both technically 6-bit? What does IPS do differently?
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Color richness and (of course) accuracy. I see many shades of reds, browns, greens that just don't exist on my TN Viewsonic. Everything looks so drab and lifeless, washed out, compared to the Dell.

I mentioned BFBC2. On my TN panel, pretty much the whole game is the same "brown" color. From the dust to the vehicles, buildings, etc (obviously excepting the "snow" maps.) On my IPS there are many shades, from rust reds to sandy yellows etc.

It's quite a different effect than the sometimes oversaturated TN panels (I have an Asus like that. everything is 10 shades of red more than it should be.) Find some on display, side by side.

BTW - the Viewsonic I'm comparing it to, I think it's your monitor's little brother - The VX2250wm LED.
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It's a good screen. I prefer the increased connection options, improved OSD options and aspect ratio of the U2410, but the U2311H is no slouch by any means. For what it's worth, the U2311H and U2410 are the only two monitors I recommend.
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He made a follow up thread about a stuck pixel.
Yep, got it - had a stuck pixel, called dell and they sent me another one. This one has no dead/stuck pixels.

I'm actually rather surprised by dell's support. They call you again the next day to make sure everything is peachy.
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