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Is it worth it if I'm just going to use its sRGB preset?
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If you want only the best, and you will only ever want a single screen, it's the best.
    
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What do you mean single screen? I won't ever stretch the resolution across multiple screens if that's what you mean.

The way I see it, either I cheap out and get the ZR24W, or go all out and get the u2711. Also I already have an XL2410T for 120hz goodness, so I want what's going to compensate that for "the rest of the games". I only do a little bit of competitive gaming. I care more about the visual experience for the rest.
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
If you want only the best, and you will only ever want a single screen, it's the best.
Pretty much this.

Its sRGB emulation mode is actually quite good, and it's cheaper than the Apple Cinema Displays while offering more functionality. Whether it's worth it just for gaming really depends on your preference.

If you really want the absolute best image quality possible, you won't be disappointed. It's just a question of how much you're willing to spend for that quality
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Well I can get one for 700ish. I don't plan on doing "eyefinity" or surround, and most likely I'll only have 2 screens at most.

It already looks wonky having the XL2410T next to a U2410, and I do still like my 120hz screen, so I'll keep that.

In a few years I might want to do a 20x30x20 setup, but realistically thats just wishful thinking.
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What do you mean single screen? I won't ever stretch the resolution across multiple screens if that's what you mean.

The way I see it, either I cheap out and get the ZR24W, or go all out and get the u2711. Also I already have an XL2410T for 120hz goodness, so I want what's going to compensate that for "the rest of the games". I only do a little bit of competitive gaming. I care more about the visual experience for the rest.
Wait, you have a u2410, a 120hz monitor, AND you're thinking about getting a u2711? Very nice . If you prefere your ips over the 120hz, maybe you won't enjoy a u2711 as much. I personally like ips over higher hz.
    
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post #7 of 23
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Wait, you have a u2410, a 120hz monitor, AND you're thinking about getting a u2711? Very nice . If you prefere your ips over the 120hz, maybe you won't enjoy a u2711 as much. I personally like ips over higher hz.
What. If he prefers IPS, the u2711 is loads better than any crap 120hz monitor.

If he prefers 120hz, he should look for some monitor such as the sony FW900, which can beat the U2711 in image quality, despite being a downgrade in size and resolution. It can do 2304x1440 (well technically higher but it begins to lose quality at that point). It can do 160hz. It has 0 ghosting and 0 input lag.

The downside? It's 50kg and 2 feet deep and only 22" 16:10
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Yeah actually I'd be exchanging the u2410 for the u2711 or a HP ZR24W. So two screens. No crts for me ty
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Yeah actually I'd be exchanging the u2410 for the u2711 or a HP ZR24W. So two screens. No crts for me ty
I'm honestly asking you WHY NOT?

The quality on high end CRT monitors is great.


Anyhow. Obviously go for the dell u2711. The HP monitor is almost a downgrade from the dell u2410. The dell u2711 again.. That is sex.
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I have limited desk space, and I use an Ergotron LX Dual Stacking Arm. I totally see the merits of a CRT, but I don't have the lifestyle that could accomodate one.

How is the HP a downgrade for gaming? The input latency is better, black levels and contrast ratio are better, factory calibration is better (I don't have a colorimeter), and I use sRGB anyway.

Basically its either cheap out and get something modest, or go all out. I like the Dell zero dead pixel policy, HP's is horrible (4 dead pixels are okay for them).

The U2410 is a bit weird though tbh, the right side is reddish and the left side is greenish (apparently thats normal). I don't want that to happen if I spend 700 on a screen.

The reason I'm still considering the ZR24W is because I don't know if I even need the 27 inches. I find 24 is enough screen space. But of course having higher res is always nice.
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