So, I'll be purchasing a new system in the next two weeks. To get the full experience from it, I'm contemplating upgrading my old replacement monitor, a Yüsmart 22" LCD monitor whose supplier went bankrupt.
All that aside, I've been looking at LED monitor from the 22-24" range. Anything bigger than that would be wasted due to the distance to it. I've been having a bit of a problem finding one with good response time, since TN panels have, apparently, been replaced with IPS. Unfortunately, all the IPS monitors I can find are either in the 1200-3500 range, or have a response time of 16ms.
Right now, the budget for the monitor is 300-400 USD. Depending on the quality gain, I might be persuaded to go slightly over. I don't care for the brand, so long as the picture, response, and quality is good.
Any suggestions for that?
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
You drank the koolaid.
IPS panels (SIPS, in particular) are superior in every empirical measure over TN panels. Better image quality, better color reproduction, better color representation, better viewing angles and better grey-to-grey times (which is the only response time that matters). There is a reason that high-end LCD TVs use IPS panels.
I don't know how prices run in Denmark, but Dell uses SIPS panels in their Ultrasharp line of monitors. Time was they used the exact same panels that Apple used in their Cinema displays, which graphics people swear are God's gift to digital artists. They probably still do. In the US, at least, Ultrasharps are usually the best value in SIPS-based monitors. Note, however, that a TV will usually be a better value. I have no idea why monitors haven't similarly fallen in cost, but you can buy a very good 42" HDTV for the price of a similarly-good 24" SIPS monitor. If you think 24" is your upper limit, then TVs are pointless, but I thought it worth mentioning just the same.
Have a look at the U2412M:
What's your budget in Kronor?
*Daedalus;5601755Have a look at the U2412M:
What's your budget in Kronor?
That's well within the budget. It appears to have gotten some favourable responses from a variety of sources as well, both for the price and the quality. Unless there are other, better suggestions, I'll possibly be ordering that.
There's also the U2410, though that's more geared at graphics professionals and the like. The only things it has over the 2412 are greater color accuracy and an integrated card reader along with the USB ports.
I have the U2410, and it's excellent. I've also seen the U2412, and from the little time I spent with it, it looked pretty damn similar.
Edit: Woops, I've just realised I linked you to the 23" version, it was meant to be the 24" version, though I can't seem to find it on the site, and the U2410 is ~4,100kr.
That one? It's slightly over the budget, but I can go that far over it if the monitor is worth it.
Well, what are you looking for in a new monitor? Contrast ratio, color accuracy, response time, size, etc. and what are you going to be doing with it?
Unless you're a serious Photoshopper, I'd go with the 2312.
Primarily gaming, though I might do some slight video editing, but nothing that should require extreme color, contrast precision or anything like that
U2312 it is so. :)
If it's anything like when I went from a TN (2208WFP) to an IPS (U2410), you'll be blown away by the difference, and never look at TNs again.
That's what I'm hoping. I'll be ordering it tomorrow, so it should be here sometime later this week. I am a bit edgy about the response time, but from what I've read, it shouldn't be an issue at all. Once it's here, I'll probably post my thoughts on it.