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#1Lionheart159Posted 9/16/2013 6:10:43 AM
monitor. ive got it down to two. wondering if you guys could help me make a decision or point me in a better direction.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236305

chose these two because i have had a lot of luck with ASUS products in the past and i really like the price.

looking forward to hearing your opinions and maybe actually learning something about determining the pro/cons of monitor specs.
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#2TravisCombsPosted 9/16/2013 6:25:10 AM
Out of those two, I'd probably go with the VX238H. It also has a $20 promo code, as well as a $20 rebate.
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#3El MagnificoPosted 9/16/2013 6:28:24 AM
I'm not really a fan of TN panels. I would personally spend a little more and at least get an entry level IPS display like this Dell U2312HM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260055

#4FonixWerksPosted 9/16/2013 6:31:00 AM
El Magnifico posted...
I'm not really a fan of TN panels. I would personally spend a little more and at least get an entry level IPS display like this Dell U2312HM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260055



two times
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#5TravisCombsPosted 9/16/2013 6:54:33 AM
From: El Magnifico | #003
I'm not really a fan of TN panels. I would personally spend a little more and at least get an entry level IPS display like this Dell U2312HM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260055


I use two of those; they're great.
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#6Lionheart159(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 7:55:58 AM
I don't mind paying a little more (just as long as i'm paying for a superior product).

My only question is: The ASUS monitors were labeled as 1ms and 2 ms, and the Dell is labeled as 8ms. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but i assume it has something to do with response time....how exactly does that play in?
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#7ZeraphLordSPosted 9/16/2013 8:37:30 AM(edited)
Lionheart159 posted...
I don't mind paying a little more (just as long as i'm paying for a superior product).

My only question is: The ASUS monitors were labeled as 1ms and 2 ms, and the Dell is labeled as 8ms. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but i assume it has something to do with response time....how exactly does that play in?


The numbers on the box are generally all wrong due to a lack of standardized measurement, and TN is generally better with this than IPS (but it's not really worth worrying about for the average user). There is a niche competitive gaming market for super-low input lag and response time monitors (120hz w/ strobe-lit lightboost), but unless you have a specific need, I'd just stick with something simple.

prad.de does monitor benchmarks in case you want to do some research on your own (google translate required), or you can ask here for anything specific.

IPS monitors have much better color reproduction than TN panels, and retain better color uniformity (the colors won't warp when your viewing angle changes). TN generally has faster response times (which is the time it takes for a pixel to change from say, black to white; but most monitors are down to the point where you generally won't care).

tl;dr
getting a entry-level IPS is a nice upgrade
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#8aak57Posted 9/16/2013 8:42:19 AM
Prad actually has an English version of their website. And the U2312HM is actually fantastic for input lag, so it wouldn't surprise me if its total response time was lower than those TN monitors.
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#9Lionheart159(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 9:08:12 AM
really not meaning to be an ASUS fanboy here, but price is kind of an option with me condidering i will more than likely be paying for the product in Euros (1 euro = 1.33 USD). it doesn't sound like much of a difference, but it adds up quick.

how does this one compare to the ultra sharp?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236288
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