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Hey guys..i am looking to get a new monitor and i need some advice. I have never looked into monitors so i don't know what is that i have to be looking on a good one. I have been having this Samsung 22" LCD TV as a monitor (http://www.directtvs.co.uk/Samsung_22_Inch_HD_Ready_LCD_TV_LE22A457C1D/version.asp) for over 4 years...the problem i am having with this one is that after a few hours of gameplay my eyes start to hurt and i also suffer from headaches. So i thought i should be upgrading to a real monitor and not a tv.
I did a little research on the web and i found out that most people agree that the best monitor you can get are LED IPS monitors..they look bright, have vivid colours and offer nice features overall.
Looking at this review http://computers.toptenreviews.com/monitors/ i found out that i liked both the DELL ultrasharp (#1 in list) and the Asus one(#2 on the list). I dont know how trustworthy this review is but i did read some good reviews on both monitors. The DELL seems great and offers legendary costumer service and has nice features but i know that it suffers from that anti-glare coating and some backlight bleeding which i know i can RMA for this. The Asus one is a little more expensive and it doesnt rotate and can't be wall mounted but its also a beautiful monitor.
I would really like you people to either say if those 2 monitors are the indeed the best i can buy and if not you can suggest some good monitors for me. I want it to be a really good monitor for its money(have a good value), i dont care about the size as long as the price doesnt go beyond 400$....

What i do most on my PC is:
  • Play a lot of games (Mostly MMOs, a few FPS)
  • Watch a lot of movies
  • Surf the web a lot
  • Programming
  • Only a little video/photo editting (Maybe once or two in a month)
Should this justify getting an LED IPS monitor? Should i also look in other monitor types? Most importantly, will i see a big difference from my current monitor? What resolution is the most convenient?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I'd go with the Dell. Some Asus have PWM lighting which causes the headaches.
 

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At $400 your really only option for 1440p IPS is the Korean monitors or used... and that would still be really pushing the budget.

There's tons of options for 1080p which is probably better on your current computer. I'd probably go with this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monitor/dp/B005LN1JEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360942055&sr=8-1&keywords=u2313

Also, that TV you linked would be awful as a monitor. Anything would be better than that, I don't know how you could stand that. The dell has a much higher resolution and is the same size. The difference would be night and day.
 

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

At $400 your really only option for 1440p IPS is the Korean monitors or used... and that would still be really pushing the budget.

There's tons of options for 1080p which is probably better on your current computer. I'd probably go with this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2312HM-IPS-Monitor/dp/B005LN1JEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360942055&sr=8-1&keywords=u2313

Also, that TV you linked would be awful as a monitor. Anything would be better than that, I don't know how you could stand that. The dell has a much higher resolution and is the same size. The difference would be night and day.
They said they don't need a 27" or 1440p. I think the Dell U2313HM is a good choice.
 

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What would you value the most, fluidity and responsiveness or colours and sharpness?
I don't know how to see the difference in fluidity and responsiveness in a monitor...what does those mean? How can u tell which is more responsive and fluid?
 

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It means, low input lag, high refresh rates and fast pixels response times.
On paper or irl?
In real life ofc..will higher refresh rate/response times/low input lag reduce my eye strain ahd headaches?
 

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In real life ofc..will higher refresh rate/response times/low input lag reduce my eye strain ahd headaches?
Nope, if you're main concern is your headaches keep looking for a non PWM monitor BUT I would see if PWM is the issue first.

If you could borrow a monitor to test yourself it would be great.

I never had good luck with TV's and PC gaming. They usually ended up giving me headaches. I don't think TV's were meant to be as close as monitors or maybe some other voodoo happens.

Good luck!
 
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