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#1 7 years ago

I'm looking for a new monitor.

It should be a 22-24'' with fullHD resolution (16:9) and 120Hz. I won't use it for 3d games or movies though, just 2D. Which would you recommend?

Any websites with good reviews are also appreciated.




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#2 7 years ago

Any reason you want 120Hz if you're not going to be using 3D?

Oh, and a budget would be helpful too.




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#3 7 years ago

Smoother movement and increased detail in comparison to 60hz screens would be the reason.

Not sure on a budget, ideally about 200€.




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#4 7 years ago

120Hz in your part of the world? I thought they were 100Hz over there?

Anyways, here's an ASUS Amazon UK carries that's 120Hz. Not sure whether you'd need or if it comes with a wall adapter though. Usually TVs and monitors go by different model numbers over there with different power plugs and Hz ratings. This particular model appears to be sold both here and abroad though for some reason.

Asus VG236HE 3D Monitor 23-inch Widescreen 120HZ - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories




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#5 7 years ago

For gaming 120hz is nice, but it really isn't necessary. What you're looking for is the response rate. Going from 8ms to 2ms, in addition to going from 1680x1050 to 1920x1080, made a huge difference in the games I played.




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#6 7 years ago

Above your budget, and not what you were looking for exactly, but still worth a look IMO.

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 61 cm widescreen TFT Monitor: Amazon.de: Computer & Zubehör

(I haven't been following 120Hz monitors at all, so I can't offer much help there I'm afraid.)




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#7 7 years ago

Sorry if I'm butting in but aren't all these technologies based on more recent incarnations of LCDs and several even being LED based rather than TFT LCDs? I didn't even realize TFTs were still sold, assuming that this is the old technology I'm thinking about.




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#8 7 years ago

TFT just means Thin Film Transistor, which all LCDs use. However IPS panels have two transistors per pixel vs one. LED is just the type of lighting some LCDs use, vs CCFL.




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#9 7 years ago

>Omen<;5591578120Hz in your part of the world? I thought they were 100Hz over there?

Anyways, here's an ASUS Amazon UK carries that's 120Hz. Not sure whether you'd need or if it comes with a wall adapter though. Usually TVs and monitors go by different model numbers over there with different power plugs and Hz ratings. This particular model appears to be sold both here and abroad though for some reason.

Asus VG236HE 3D Monitor 23-inch Widescreen 120HZ - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/QUOTE] That one looks quite good, but it has a glare panel, which wouldn't work too well in my room with its big windows and super-bright lightbulbs.

[QUOTE=*Daedalus;5591609]Above your budget, and not what you were looking for exactly, but still worth a look IMO.

Dell UltraSharp U2412M 61 cm widescreen TFT Monitor: Amazon.de: Computer & Zubehör

(I haven't been following 120Hz monitors at all, so I can't offer much help there I'm afraid.)

The ultra-sharp series seems to be quite popular, but doesn't support 120hz. I guess 120hz isn't that important as I won't be able to use it in most games though.




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#10 7 years ago

I second the UltraSharp recommendation, and not only because Dell uses the same S-IPS panels that Apple puts in their monitors.

In addition to looking damn good, they have excellent viewing angles and last like nobody's business. (I have a 20" from 2005 that, to date, has exactly one dead pixel. And it's black.)

120Hz is quite unnecessary. Even in a TV, it's only worth a damn when watching live events (read: sports). Most content just looks like it's being run at 1.1 times normal speed.




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