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16:9 vs 16:10 IPS?

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 42% (30)
    Dell U2311H
  • 40% (28)
    Dell U2410
  • 17% (12)
    HP ZR24W
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post #1 of 92
Thread Starter 
RES:
1920 x 1080p OR 1920 x 1200p

SIZE:
23 or 24

PANEL:
IPS, duh.

CHOICES:
Dell U2311H
Dell U2410 (I think its replaced by U2311H?)
HP ZR24W
Samsung PX2370 (TN, also my current monitor)
Samsung FX2490HD (TN)

QUESTION:
16:9 vs 16:10 for gaming?
16:9 vs 16:10 for photography?
16:9 vs 16:10 for video editing?
16:9 vs 16:10 for web browsing?
IPS vs my current LED TN Samsung PX2370?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/16/11 at 8:17pm
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post #2 of 92
I would rather 16:10 for everything but video editing, just because you end up with a little window boxing if you're previewing HD video in full screen. Not a big deal though.

What's the price difference?
post #3 of 92
Photography, video editing, web browsing all favor 16:10 over 16:9 due more pixels display. For gaming most gaming resolution will be fine with the 16:9, but overall the 16:10 will be probably the better choice.

If color accuracy is important for you, then IPS certainly is a great upgrade for you. You can't go wrong with any of those monitors, so just picked the one that is best for the price you can afford of course.
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post #4 of 92
If both aspect ratios are going to be IPS, then it's pretty much up to your personal preference for the resolution. The color quality of the IPS will be miles above the TN panels. Viewing angles are phenomenal, and you won't notice blurring on the two Dell monitors (never seen or read reviews of the HP, but I would assume it's blur free also)

Personally I want to get a u2311 because of the price, but if money were no object I would get the u2410 from your list because of the extra vertical real estate and it's slightly bigger. (and I would really love to get the even bigger u3011 if money is really no option)
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post #5 of 92
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I just have a couple gripes with 16:10 because I will be watching TRON: Legacy Blu-ray on it and I loathe the black bars around the screen.
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post #6 of 92
1920 x 1200p is so much better than 1080p for games, computing, photos.

I agree with above, if it for movies than 1080p.
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For me extra pixels out weigh the black bars. I always feel cramped vertically on a 1080p monitor
     
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post #8 of 92
16:10

I currently have a U2711, which is 16:9, and I'm returning it in favor of the ZR24W. Actually the U2410 would have been great if not for the dead pixels, black depth, and input latency. It has the best response time out of all of em, and you really do notice the lack of trailing.

Oh also, I'm primarily gaming, browsing, video editing, if that gives you an indication.
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post #9 of 92
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Dell U2311H: $1750 HKD ($225.093 USD)
Dell U2410: $3849 HKD ($495.077 USD)

No idea about the HP.

I'm a heavy web browser, usually 3 windows and 15+ tabs in each. And I do photography and heavy graphics work, which one out of the 3 (U2311H/U2410/ZR24W) has the best color reproduction? the best response time?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/16/11 at 8:14pm
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post #10 of 92
16:10 is a lot more clear for gaming. For video editing it gives you a lot more space. For photography, I like it more because you can see more of the photo. I just like 16:10 a lot more. Ips vs your led, Ips will blow it away.
    
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