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Good 25" to 27" monitor for $200-$300?

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June 23, 2013 4:11:11 PM

I am looking for a new monitor to replace my current "monitor". It is technically a 22" RCA TV.

I have awful eyes so I am looking to get a bigger one, in the 25" to 27" range, but I'd like to keep it under around $300.

These are a few that I have seen:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

This one looks awesome, but it is a little more than I'd like to spend. If it is worth it I could probably get it:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Those are just a bunch I was thinking of to show you guys examples of what I am looking for. Feel free to suggest other things.

Thanks,

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June 23, 2013 4:19:28 PM

It really depends on what you're doing with the monitor. For example between your 3rd and 5th link: #3 is good for games (fast response time), #5 is better for movies (better viewing angles, better colors, but slower response time).
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June 23, 2013 4:25:29 PM

aevm said:
It really depends on what you're doing with the monitor. For example between your 3rd and 5th link: #3 is good for games (fast response time), #5 is better for movies (better viewing angles, better colors, but slower response time).


I'd be using it for gaming and general web stuff. A bit of gameplay video editing.
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June 23, 2013 5:27:40 PM

The 2560x monitors are pretty much all IPS and look great. So, for just ~$50 more than that other IPS you mentioned you get ~78% more pixels. 1920x1080 is not enough resolution for a 27" monitor. I would advise getting something smaller or waiting until you can afford a 2560x1440 monitor.

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If price is the limiting factor, get it directly from Korea. You can get one for ~$310 on ebay.
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June 23, 2013 5:33:25 PM

purrcatian said:
The 2560x monitors are pretty much all IPS and look great. So, for just ~$50 more than that other IPS you mentioned you get ~78% more pixels. 1920x1080 is not enough resolution for a 27" monitor. I would advise getting something smaller or waiting until you can afford a 2560x1440 monitor.

EDIT:
If price is the limiting factor, get it directly from Korea. You can get one for ~$310 on ebay.



I'd be willing to spend $309 for a monitor like that. Is 8ms response time good enough? My current one is 5ms, and some of those others I linked are like 2ms.
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June 23, 2013 5:43:35 PM

If this is true:

rwpritchett said:
You should be alright. The response time is how fast an LCD pixel can be changed from one value to another and back again. An 8ms response time can refresh a pixel every 0.008 seconds, and the reciprocal (1/0.008) is equal to 125 changes per second (Hz). Most LCD's are locked at 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rate, so a 8ms response time would not be noticeable as it is beyond the refresh rate anyway.



I would be fine with that 2560x monitor, right?
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June 23, 2013 6:27:31 PM

The reality is that the response time doesn't really mean anything any more. It is related to the actual panel its self and has become mostly a contest of who is willing to stretch the truth the furthest. What matter much more is the latency in the monitor's electronics, which has nothing to due to the response time. The only way you can find that out is through reviews.

With the Korean monitors look for ones advertised as perfect pixel. That means they have tested them to ensure that there aren't any dead or stuck pixels. The other things that vary are the stand that it comes with and the input selection. One that just comes with dual-link DVI input will likely not have a built-in scaler and will therefore have much less input lag.

On that note, I own two Dell U2711 monitors and they are great for gaming. The U2711 has higher than average latency, and I have never noticed any ill effects. The excellent color and great resolution are all I notice.
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June 23, 2013 6:59:05 PM

purrcatian said:
The reality is that the response time doesn't really mean anything any more. It is related to the actual panel its self and has become mostly a contest of who is willing to stretch the truth the furthest. What matter much more is the latency in the monitor's electronics, which has nothing to due to the response time. The only way you can find that out is through reviews.

With the Korean monitors look for ones advertised as perfect pixel. That means they have tested them to ensure that there aren't any dead or stuck pixels. The other things that vary are the stand that it comes with and the input selection. One that just comes with dual-link DVI input will likely not have a built-in scaler and will therefore have much less input lag.

On that note, I own two Dell U2711 monitors and they are great for gaming. The U2711 has higher than average latency, and I have never noticed any ill effects. The excellent color and great resolution are all I notice.


Alright. I will try to get that first one in a bit then.

The U2711s are way out of budget.


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Would it just be better to get something like that? It is 144Hz, 1ms response time and from a more reliable brand.


Nevermind, I just measured and my current monitor is pretty much that big. Definitely going to want a 27".
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