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EditNew question, did not want to start new thread. My mom is insisting on buying me new monitor, but she would prefer if it were the big LCD displays. My question is, overall what is better 2500x****(single 40" display) or 3 monitors?




Back story /rant here

http://www.overclock.net/rants-raves...l#post13242001

I am currently trying to find a Monitor that was like my old gateway one. My old now had touch menu buttons with blue LEDs. Had a 3-5 ms response time I believe.

Had Many inputs ranging from composite-HDMI, also was able to PIP with all sources. Im use to PIP my xbox with netflix playing and play some boring WoW and such, or have PIP while playing xbox so I can read strats from black ops zombies. Eh you get the point.

I have been trying to find monitors with 1920x1200 res but all I see are 1920x1080 with minimal features.. I only want all these features because it is going to be the main monitor, so it would be nice.

If monitors are not really made like this without have a crazy price tag on them, then I suppose I can take some suggestions on cheaper(in terms of features) monitors that have atleast 1 dvi and 1 hdmi inputs with 2-4 usb inputs.

thanks in advance.
Edited by Zcypot - 4/23/11 at 8:41pm
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post #2 of 11
Find something in the name of "Samsung"

Most Samsung monitors have touch buttons, and has those response time..
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post #3 of 11
Not much selection left for 1920x1200 monitors, I had a hell of a time finding this one a month back.

What's your budget? If it's large enough, you might want to look into a 2560x1440 or 1600 monitor. You can also but up a couple of 1440x900 or 1600x1200 monitors in portrait to either side of it.
    
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Many higher end monitors are 1920x1200. Mainly IPS monitors


Two of the big names on the market are the dell U2410 and the HP ZR24W. The ZR24W might be better suited for gaming.


IPS monitors produce better colors BY FAR than any normal LCD monitor (TN) does. It's gonna make TN panels look washed out compared to it.
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hmm, okay I will look into those mentioned there. My budget is not that big since Im getting the 6990, about 300-400ish
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Bump, edited.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Many higher end monitors are 1920x1200. Mainly IPS monitors


Two of the big names on the market are the dell U2410 and the HP ZR24W. The ZR24W might be better suited for gaming.


IPS monitors produce better colors BY FAR than any normal LCD monitor (TN) does. It's gonna make TN panels look washed out compared to it.
Good points,i agree.
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bare in mind that those 40"+ displays are only 1920x1080 not 2560x.
they're not high res screens just big. they are nice for watching movies or tv.

30" high resolution monitors (2560x1600) are a bit pricey.
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...l#post12169017



for me since im not a gamer, if i were starting a fresh i'd start by getting a 30" 1600p and just get it out the way. video card and 1200p monitors are easily attainable since they're under $400.


what you get depends on your budget and your computer use.
    
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bare in mind that those 40"+ displays are only 1920x1080 not 2560x.
they're not high res screens just big. they are nice for watching movies or tv.

30" high resolution monitors (2560x1600) are a bit pricey.
http://www.overclock.net/monitors-di...l#post12169017



for me since im not a gamer, if i were starting a fresh i'd start by getting a 30" 1600p and just get it out the way. video card and 1200p monitors are easily attainable since they're under $400.


what you get depends on your budget and your computer use.

Bah the one I was thinking about was a 30'' and it has a 7ms RT.. Im not sure if it is that good for just over 1k.

Link here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176177
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Originally Posted by Zcypot View Post
Bah the one I was thinking about was a 30'' and it has a 7ms RT.. Im not sure if it is that good for just over 1k.

Link here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176177
The ZR30W is a good choice if you are a gamer.

If you used photoshop a lot, the dell U3011 might be a better choice, but for gaming it's not as good IMO. More input lag


PS: NEVER trust advertised response time figures. Just completely ignore them. They most of the time don't tell anything. They are supposed to be about ghosting, but the numbers never tell anything, since they are about gray to gray transitions. Actual figures are too complicated to be listed easily, unless you use black to white or vise versa, in which case it doesn't sound cool anymore since even TN panels will have 10ms or so.
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