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I'm upgrading my old Dell 24" monitors today. I do lots of graphics and some gaming. Anyway, I don't care much for 3D, so right now I'm looking at getting 2 of these Dell Ultra Sharps, what do you guys think? My budge for each monitor is about $550

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...4&sku=320-8277

Based on some quick research, the competing model from HP has recieved excellent reviews and is less costly.


Edited by SAFX - 4/15/11 at 9:46am
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had the U2410, looks good, returned it because of bright pixels/dead pixels. IMO get the ZR24W. I'm still debating whether or not I should return my U2711 and get the ZR24W. I do more gaming than anything else, and I find that I'm wasting the features of the Dells. Also, holy screen tearing! yuck!
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had the U2410, looks good, returned it because of bright pixels/dead pixels. IMO get the ZR24W. I'm still debating whether or not I should return my U2711 and get the ZR24W. I do more gaming than anything else, and I find that I'm wasting the features of the Dells. Also, holy screen tearing! yuck!
what's screen tearing? You mean like crying, shedding tears? the monitor made you cry?
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what's screen tearing? You mean like crying, shedding tears? the monitor made you cry?
T-air-ing, not t-ear-ing.


Tearing is when the video card provides the display an incomplete frame. The top part of the screen is the old image while the bottom is the next image. When playing a FPS, spin around real quick... do you see the image get cut in half? It is momentary.


Edited by DuckieHo - 4/15/11 at 10:47am
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T-air-ing, not t-ear-ing.


Tearing is when the video card provides the display an incomplete frame. The top part of the screen is the old image while the bottom is the next image. When playing a FPS, spin around real quick... do you see the image get cut in half? It is momentary.

I see, thanks, makes sense.

The HP got great reviews, but I hate that ugly-looking base on it.
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Put it on an Ergotron stand. Best thing I ever bought.
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Put it on an Ergotron stand. Best thing I ever bought.
The stand is changeable?
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Screen tearing happens when your monitor tries to display more frames than it can per second (60fps/60Hz for most people on HD LCD monitors), so it ends up splicing frames together in order to display them. This is why VSync is encouraged, it locks your framerate at your monitors refresh rate in order to prevent screen tearing when your FPS is higher than your refresh rate.

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The stand is changeable?
The stand can be changed on most monitors, there's a mount on the rear of the monitor where you can attach wall mounts/stands. It should just involve removing screws to get rid of the stock stand.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/15/11 at 11:17am
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V-Sync makes my input lag notably worse. Certain games like Crysis run perfect with it on. but others like bulletstorm, UT3, Metro 2033 all give me that lag which I hate...
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post #10 of 10
Its not necessarily input lag though. Lock your fps to 60 on any monitor and it feels sluggish.
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