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Hey guys,

Looking to add another monitor to the family. I've had my eyes all over the place for less then 300 dollars and I have a few options:

What I do:

Casually game here and there but it is not the primary thing I do
I edit videos and photos and do a lot of photoshop work

So: I either get that HP for now to see how it actually performs then possibly get two, or go 1 inch smaller and sacrifice the 1200 for 2 1080ps. I have a monitor now so I am not deciding between having a dual monitor setup vs single, I will have 2 regardless whether or not they match for the time being.


This 24 INCH HP
Dell ultra sharp IPS 23inch
Or:

2 Of the Following:
22 inch LG
Asus VH23H

Or some other recommendations

Edit:

What about this monster Hanns
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254052
27.5 inches 1920 x 1200, its tempting. Really tempting.

Thank you for your help guys,

Johnny Z
Edited by volcomx2 - 4/13/11 at 9:42pm
    
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The Dell is without doubt the best one between those 4, and probably one of the best 23 inches out there.
     
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The higher quality monitors will help with the photoshop work because of the more accurate colours, the dual monitor will help because there's more work space. In gaming, dual monitors are useless except for playing a movie while gaming or something. Why not have the best of both worlds and use your current monitor with one of the higher quality monitors? Mismatched resolution is only a concern while gaming, which as said before is frivolous with 2 monitors on the game anyways.
    
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Honestly, the Westinghouse that I use for photo and video editing is phenominal, although I don't know if they are available anymore.

It is an L2410NM
Edited by rsfkevski - 4/13/11 at 5:45pm
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Hey thanks for the responses guys.

I really like the idea of the dell, but it is 319 dollars for one screen right now. I don't mind spending it I just can't find too many negative comments on that HP. I know the colors are accurate, but how inaccurate could that 24 inch HP be for cheaper? I'd really love the extra real estate.

Or what about this 27.5 inch haha. 1920x 1200, sounds decent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254052
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Originally Posted by volcomx2 View Post
Hey thanks for the responses guys.

I really like the idea of the dell, but it is 319 dollars for one screen right now. I don't mind spending it I just can't find too many negative comments on that HP. I know the colors are accurate, but how inaccurate could that 24 inch HP be for cheaper? I'd really love the extra real estate.

Or what about this 27.5 inch haha. 1920x 1200, sounds decent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254052
Nah, get a serious one. The Dell is IPS (google it ), there's simply no way you can compare it to the other ones. Well, if you really want a great 27 inch, there's the U2711
     
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Wow, ended up the the u2410 off craigslist for 300 bucks. Holy ******* sexyness.
    
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Wow, ended up the the u2410 off craigslist for 300 bucks. Holy ******* sexyness.
WOw so lucky lol
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as i was reading down the page i was hoping you didnt get the hp. i have that la2405wg monitor. its probably the worst monitor ever made.
i just use it a 3rd armpit so its not that important in my setup. i got mine for about $220 shipped. if you are serious about photo and video you MUST spend for high quality stuff.
the la2405wg has very bad colors and viewing angles. you'd think that by sitting infront of the monitor the viewing angles is not a big deal but 24" is kinda big and just moving your eyes from corner to corner the colors and text already fucc up. so you'd have to be directly infront of every pixel of the monitor to view it right lol. what a piece of crap from hp.
a friend of mine has a $500 hp monitor at his office that shows colors so horribly its unbelievable.


lucky for you you got that dell off craigslist. but for anyone else reading this just spend big bucks and cry once.

my best monitor is the V7. text is sharp and its a 2ms rated monitor. not so bright but its acceptable. the lp2465 was a nice monitor for its time as one of the first 24" monitors. its bright but the text is not sharp and clear. thats a big phail for text not being sharp. not recommended. the monitor does show nice colors and great viewing angles. lp2465 is a business monitor with a great build. input lag and response time is phail on this monitor.
the la2405wg is a bad monitor. the only thing it gets thumbs up for is power usage. i think it uses 45 -50W compared to the lp2465 which i think is over 100W. you can feel the heat it produces from the back.
    
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Yea man, thanks for response. I'm a really happy individual. The colors are absolutely gorgeous on this thing.
    
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