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I don't know to be honest...

I would like to see by my own eyes the difference between TN Panel and IPS... I don't want to spend 200€ on an IPS monitor then find out it wasn't worth it

Is there any review about this showing the differences? or some video?

Maybe I'll just wait until I can afford a Dell U2711 next Christmas... What you guys think? Should I pull the trigger on the U2311H or wait?
It's not subjective at all, that much I can promise you. Anyone that has ever looked at a TN up beside an IPS panel would be able to immediately see the difference.
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Hey guys, I'm a total newb to all this ips and tn panel stuff. I know ips is better. But can someone explain to me what makes it better? does it have a higher refresh rate? contrast ratio?

Also, how can you tell if you have a ips panel vs a tn panel? I understand most monitors you buy at a store are tn panel.
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It's not subjective at all, that much I can promise you. Anyone that has ever looked at a TN up beside an IPS panel would be able to immediately see the difference.
The question is, is the difference that big to make it worth the hassle of upgrading and spending like 40-50€ of my own pocket? (Considering I'd sell the Acer H233H)
    
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I sold my Dell Ultrasharp U2410 and bought a cheap LED TN panel with same res

I don't miss it. I don't see the difference in quality in games. It was worth it back when I was heavy into image and video editing... not anymore.
 
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I have been trying to convince myself not to buy a U2711 but all these IPS threads are making this money burn a hole in my pocket.....

If there was a place in NYC where I could actually see one, I would probably have already pulled the trigger. The only thing holding me back is that it might look ridiculous on my desk....
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Go to an apple store and look at their cinema display. You could also look at this which will kind of give you an idea, but like someone else said, you can't really see the difference if you look at it on a tn panel:

    
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Is the cinema display ~equivalent?
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Is the cinema display ~equivalent?
The cinema is LED backlit compared to the u2711 which uses ccfl. I went there today to look at the cinema, and it looks very nice. The greens weren't as nice as my u2410 (the u2410 has a "fuller" richer green), and the other colors seemed to be a little dull, but it was nice. I haven't tried the u2711 though.
    
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I would pocket the money and stay with the monitor you have. I know IPS panels are great, but I can't see the extra money being worth it.
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