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post #1 of 38
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My beloved Samsung 226BW is dying so I am looking for a new monitor,mostly for gaming as well as Blurays and internet.I'm not interested in viewing angles.Budget is ~€280.

I would like to step up to the 24" range but I see a lot of people recommending the Dell U2311H which is 23" and has an IPS panel and it's supposed to be much better than any TN panel.I am a bit worried though,that 23" won't be a step up from my current 22" and I'm also concerned about aspect ratios,I believe the Dell has a different ratio than my Sammy and 24" monitors?

The Samsung P2450H looks very popular too,but isn't this monitor "old"?I believe it came out in 2009?Looks good though,but I would prefer something newer.

So these monitors are both popular,cheap and good but are there any other 24" monitors in the €280 range that I should take a look at?Maybe LED?
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post #2 of 38
Don't go for an LED, they're a waste of money. I would go for the u2311h. It's an Ips, and has some of the best colors out of dell's ips line. It's ratio is 16:9 and resolution is 1920x1080, so it's an HD monitor. From the Dell 23" U2311H to the U2410 24", the difference in size is just the height of the monitor. They are have the same width. Your 226BW was a 16:10 while the u2311h is a 16:9. Theres not a whole lot of difference, but I myself prefere 16:10. The u2311h is a great monitor though. I think it's the best in the 23" range of monitors. The colors are really amazing on a ips. It makes your tn look junk biggrin.gif.
    
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post #3 of 38
Let me put it this way

IPS = Great
TN = Absolute crap
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Is the Dell worse than my 226BW for gaming?The samsung has 2ms response time and the Dell 8ms,isn't that a problem?

That is my only concern,and maybe it being "only" 23".
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post #5 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by starmanwarz;13041100 
Is the Dell worse than my 226BW for gaming?The samsung has 2ms response time and the Dell 8ms,isn't that a problem?

That is my only concern,and maybe it being "only" 23".

No, up to about 18ms isn't a problem at all. With my u2410 (which I believe has 8ms) I don't notice anything over my mom's 2ms.
    
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post #6 of 38
IPS panels are the way to go for color accuracy. Too bad your in EU, I'm looking for monitors with bad inverters/ccfl's for a projector project. Also unfortunate, is that I need 3 identical models, preferably wuxga res.
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post #7 of 38
IPS panels are great for color accuracy, but truth be told if all you want is gaming, just buy a cheap TN panel. Most gamers won't care about color accuracy and won't care about the difference between an IPS and TN.
post #8 of 38
As an owner of two U2311H's, I can give you a few tips.

There is pretty much no ghosting or input lag that I can discern. I play BC2 with no problems in this area. The quality of the eIPS panel is far beyond the old Acer 22" TN panel that I upgraded from last year. The adjustable stand is also very useful.

Only issues are that
1) I prefer 1920x1200 resolution to 1080p.
2) Some panels have a noticeable green tinting when viewed from the side. Only noticeable when the monitor is displaying something very dark (black). The first monitor I bought exhibits this tinting. The second one does not. Either way, you won't notice unless the screen is black.

The cons aren't nearly enough to outweigh the awesome value of these monitors though. Got my first one for $258 with tax and shipping, second one was $212.50.
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I believe the newer ones are different revisions (A02) and some of these issues are fixed?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aznofazns;13041433 
Got my first one for $258 with tax and shipping, second one was $212.50.

eek.gif How did you get those deals?? I've seen it on sale but never that low. If I could fine one for ~ $250 shipped I would jump on that immediately. Guess I just have to be patient.
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