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post #11 of 25
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Think I must have read like 100 different threads now. It seem that my best bet would be a 120Hz, and that there are 4 monitors that are a bit in front of the others. Those monitors are the BenQ XL2410T, LG W2363D, Asus VG236HE and the Alienware OPTX AW2310. My mind is pretty set on the BenQ XL2410T, but if anyone really thinks this a bad decision, please shout out.
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I think you should go to an electronics store and try some out.
    
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I think you should go to an electronics store and try some out.
This. I hear the BenQ needs some tweaking with colors out of the box, but it's really not a problem. But yeah, go to Fry's or whatever electronics store carries the monitors you like, and try them out.
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It's not as easy here in Norway. No stores have the monitors in their shops, and if they did they would more then likely be in the back, so you would not be able to try them out.

I have also heard that the BenQ is really bad out of the box, and that some people have slaughtered it because of this, but then gone back a few days later when they have sat down and calibrated the monitor and said it's acctually quite good. Of course not at an IPS level, but a TN panel will never get there.
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People who say the BenQ is bad are looking at the out of box presets (which are pretty bad). Read tftcentral's review, it's pretty accurate.
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post #16 of 25
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So I have come down to four monitors, which on would you go for, and why?
  1. BenQ XL2410T
  2. Asus VG236HE
  3. LG W2363D
  4. Alienware OPTX AW2310

Guess I have mainly been going back and forward between the BenQ and Asus. Hoping to order today.

Thanks in advance
Espen Andreassen
post #17 of 25
Don't get the Asus. The BenQ is better in almost every way. LED backlighting gives the BenQ some of the best blacks of any monitor, not just any 120hz. I sell a lot of monitors and it's really easy to see that the XL2410T is one of the best TN screens out there. The colors are decent but of course it's TN tech, but good blacks and exceptional contrast actually make games look wonderful. I use an IPS U2711, and I find myself using the BenQ more.
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post #18 of 25
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Hmm, have you acctually tested them up against each other? It seems that there are quite a few that have been returning their BenQ XL2410T and replaced it with the Asus VG236HE. They also seem to be loving the Asus, and recommending it over the Benq (of course).
post #19 of 25
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Hi everyone.

I have been trying to figure out which monitor to get when I build my new computer soon, but I keep going back and forward between the famous IPS vs 120Hz TN debate. I have not tried any IPS or 120Hz monitors, so I don't really have any experience, and would love to get some info from people that have.

So this monitor is mainly going to be used for (fast paced/FPS) gaming, mostly CSS (at a pretty competitive level). Because of this I had my mind set on the BenQ XL2410T, but then I started reading up on different monitors, and a lot of discusion between TN and IPS. The more I read, the more confused I get.

Anyways, I guess I would be happy with both options, as I use a Samsung 226CW today, and I guess both are better then it (also concerning the response time). I was thinking of spending about 300-450 quid which I guess would be around $500-750. In this price range I think my options are:
  • BenQ XL2410T
  • Dell U2410
  • HP ZR24W
  • Asus VG236HE
  • Asus PA246Q
  • Alienware OPTX AW2310 (though starting to get a bit on the expensive side here)

If you have any other suggestions just throw them out there. And just to add the most important spec I guess for the monitor performance: I will be using GTX 580 in SLI.

Hope you guys and girls can help me find my best option. If anything is unclear, don't be afraid to shout out (I am Norwegian, so if there is any problems understanding my English, just point out which sentences that need more clarification).

Thanks in advance
Espen Andreassen
got the HP ZR24W

imo best value for money, picture is amazing,
blacks are great after calibration, and looks as good
as monitors 2-300 dollars more in cost

I just got mine yesterday
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post #20 of 25
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Any thoughts? My understanding:

BenQ XL2410T:
Seems that it was overhyped when it came out. Colors are awful out-of-the-box, but (a bit) better after calibration. It seems to be really fast, but beaten by the LG W2363D (also Samsung and Viewsonic). Seems to have the best stand out of the 120Hz monitors. Been a lot of people complaining about backlight bleeding on this monitor, but not sure if this is because of a bad batch.

Asus VG236HE:
From my understanding it's the best monitor at 3D (along with Alienware OPTX AW2310). It also seems to have the best colors out of all the 120Hz monitors, but at the cost of being slower. People keep on talking about its glossy screen, but from users this does not seem to be a problem. Stand in the middle of the three monitors.

LG W2363D:
From my research it is the fastest out of the three and is therefor the best bet for 2D fast paced gaming. It seems to have the worst stand out of the three monitors. The colors are not as good as the Asus VG236HE out-of-the-box, but from my reading is not too bad after some calibration (mabye not as good as the Asus though).

I keep on going back and forward between the three now, I just can't make up my mind. If the main use was 120Hz 2D FPS gaming (and just ocational 3D gaming/movies), which monitor would you pick?

On paper the BenQ looks the best (but does not seem to be the case in real life), from users the Asus seems to get a lot of good words, but the LG W2363D does not get much publicity and seems to be a really underrated monitor (don't see much negative about it). I am also wondering if the early problems with the BenQ might have been fixed with new firmware, and that it was a bad batch? I was pretty set on the BenQ, but after reading more and more, it seems that mabye this is not a wise choice.

Best regards
Espen Andreassen
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