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May 6, 2013 8:58:19 AM

Hi,

I would like some advice regarding the following monitors:

http://www.benq.com/product/monitor/gl2450hm/
http://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitors/lg-22EA53VQ

Which monitor would you advice for all round performance?
Which monitor is the best quality?
Will I notice any ghosting while gaming with the IPS monitor?
Which monitor would you buy?

I will be using my new monitor for watching movies, gaming and light photo and video editing.

Thanks.

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May 6, 2013 9:21:49 AM

I normally go with Samsung monitors. But I just got my wife a new LG on sale at Sam’s club. Can’t say enough good things about it. She loves it. I haven’t used BenQ. However their rep is that you get exactly what you pay for- no more, no less.

Decide what you want your native resolution to be. Then decide what kind of connector you want on the back. Then look at the bezel width and whether the power supply is in the monitor or not, and whether or not a VESA mount is important to you.

Then search on that criteria and make your decision.
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May 6, 2013 10:09:43 AM

Without knowing your config and your computer’s primary purpose, we can’t really give you the advice you need.

They are both fine monitors. But do you primarily game? Or watch movies? Or graphic design? Or video encoding? Or basic business stuff with occasional, casual gaming and recreation? Do you prefer excellent color reproduction over speed? Is viewing angle important to you?

To know if the LG will ghost, we’ll need to know something of your hardware and how you intend to interface the monitor with your graphics card.



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May 6, 2013 11:23:56 AM

Benq Higher end Monitors are very good (Also what dell uses in some of their better monitors - at least use to).
Some reviews (for XL 24 in which should be close to the GL)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG is a major supplier to other brands. Their ISP panels are graded. the A+ panels are used by apples 1000 monitors.

ISP panels (and Samsungs newer PLS panel) are very good for Video editing, and general computer use. They are good for Watching movies. For gaming, depending on the model they may have ghosting to to the Higher Response time - SO need to look for some reviews specifically related to gaming.

I just bought the Asus 27 In P278q 2650 x 1440 resolution (27" PLS, uses the Samsung PLS Panel). It's fantastic, but not a gamer. Some what better than my 24 In LED TN Samsung - which is great for a TN LED display (1920 x 1200 resolution 16:10) and Much better than my Samsung 32 Inch 1920 x 1080 16:9

Added: a Asus 24" IPS (Panel is a LG, not the samsung PLS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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-NO ghosting in games means response time is amazing and i play a lot of FPS games like far cry 3 battlefield and metro 2033
- compared to my last LED from samsung and my LCD from Asus this screen is plain Beautifull the colors are incredible.
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May 6, 2013 12:07:51 PM

ZippyPeanut said:Without knowing your config and your computer’s primary purpose, we can’t really give you the advice you need.

They are both fine monitors. But do you primarily game? Or watch movies? Or graphic design? Or video encoding? Or basic business stuff with occasional, casual gaming and recreation? Do you prefer excellent color reproduction over speed? Is viewing angle important to you?

To know if the LG will ghost, we’ll need to know something of your hardware and how you intend to interface the monitor with your graphics card.




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Hi,

The following is the build I am currently making:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 Vengeance Low Profile
GPU: Gigabyte AMD Radeon 7850 HD 900MHz PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI OC
SSD: SAMSUNG SSD 840 Pro Series Basic 2.5" - 128 Gb
Optical Drive: LiteOn IHAS120-04 20x SATA Super AllWrite Internal Half-Height DVDRW
Computer Case: COOLER MASTER Silencio 550 PC Tower Case
PSU: Corsair HX750
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 - 64-bit
Monitor: ???

With regards to how my computer will be used:
- Programming: 25%
- Gaming: 25%
- Word Processing: 20%
- Surfing the web: 15%
- Watching Movies: 5%
- Photo Editing: 5%
- Video editing: 5%

After writing this I feel that the BenQ might be better suited to me due to the faster response time. That said, the ISP monitor by LG has truer colour, something that appeals to me as I will spend a decent amount of time photo and video editing. I might take the risk with the LG and hope that I don't experience any ghosting.

What would you go for in my situation?




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May 7, 2013 4:56:49 AM

Hi, Ully.

I struggled with the same problem a few months ago while researching a new monitor that would not bottleneck my system. Long story short, I finally concluded that almost all of my computer usage involves motion on the screen, mainly gaming; so, I decided to get a monitor that was built for motion---a super-fast monitor that would not ghost, blur, or artifact.

I think that maybe you’re headed in this direction, too. BenQ has a great reputation, and I’m sure it will be dependable. It is going to handle gaming and motion better than the LG. And its color reproduction with static images, though inferior to the LG, will still be OK. And you get more real estate with the 24 inches. But BenQ is known for their 120hz monitors. Is the one you chose 60hz? (The only reason I studied BenQ when I was shopping for a monitor was because they specialize in 120hz.)

The LG’s 22 inches at the same resolution is going to yield a crisper image, not only because of the in-plane switching but also because of the higher pixel density. But 22 inches is pretty small. You have a strong PC. If you connect your GPU to the LG with a dual-link DVI, I’d guess that you will experience very little ghosting. HOWEVER, I’d also bet that with some games you will experience SOME ghosting on some occasions.

What would I do? 22 inches is too small for me. Motion reproduction is more important than color reproduction. I value a monitor that will not bottleneck my system. I’d get the BenQ; HOWEVER, I would insist on 120+ hz.

Also, consider this: Get a fast TN monitor first (a BenQ). Then, save some cash for a second monitor later. Perhaps your second monitor (nine months or a year down the road) can be an IPS monitor.

Good luck with this. I’ve been very happy with my Asus VG248QE.



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