I have a Dell U2410 IPS Monitor .... it's great for PhotoShop ..... it's OK for gaming .... side by side, the Asus 120 HZ model (now in the next room) blows it away in gaming. While I'd recommend an IPS monitor for people with Photo Editing as a primary use and gaming as a secondary usage, if you are focused on gaming, then IPS introduces compromises that you really don't need to make.
@guanyu210379 Thank you for your time and answer. I'm still looking for a newer monitor with AH-IPS panel and only these models that I have on the list are my current options...
@JackNaylorPEThanks for your answer. I'm not THAT focused on gaming, not a competitive type anymore (currently playing BF3 maybe 2-3h a day) but I like other game genres too (RTS,RPG etc.). I mean how possibly be IPS that worse for games than 120Hz TN? Very much noticable? I think that I will gain more with better picture quality, vivid, natural colors and reasonable response time than just 120Hz refresh rate fluidity...
The thing that affects monitors is similar to what affects digital music. It is designed for the audience. The digital music audience is boom boxes and i-Phones with $3 sound chips....as a result, the music is "mastered" with that audience as the target and the low and high ends are grossly exaggerated. Play such things on an audiophile system and it grates on the ears.
Games are designed for their audience and that being mostly adolescent boys with small budgets, game art is designed for the overly saturated, bright TN panels. To be perfectly honest, when I sit in front of the IPS, I don't see much anything lacking per se, it just lacks "punch".... maybe a slight ghosting if ya look for it, just the one thing as if there was a slight fog on the screen making it look a little washed out. But when I walk into the next room, it's like splash of ice water in ya face.....pow everything in the screen jumps right out at ya..... not to mention of course, put the 3D glasses on and it does . I hate 3D movies but playing Batman in 3D was a blast.
In my consideration is also DELL U2412M. The whole Internet was filled with either very good or very bad comments since 2011! Very nice build monitor, good quality but never seen him in action to be honest.
Now I have Samsung B2230 and play games like BF3, running good on my R7950 TF3... And I'm not a competitive gamer anymore.
Playing BF3 maybe 2-3 hours a day or less but surely I would not like to see any of very noticable ghosting in games..
I wonder is there maybe a far better monitor in all terms than DELL U2412M? Since a lot of them came out, its 2013.... OR is it still an excellent purchase 2 years later?
Far better from U2412M in the same price class? no, not really.
Only equals...more or less the same
ASUS MX239H is also good and it is a lot prettier from design than Dell U2412M.
Dell U2412M has however better adjustable stand.
U2412M was very expensive 1-2 years ago and the price is now very attractive. I see it still as a good deal.
...and..again, ASUS MX239H is also a good deal.
Why don't you try to take at the monitor using your own eyes.
I always do it before I bought a monitor.
Also compare add ASUS VG248QE to your option, perhaps you will even like a fast TN more.
Come! go to any nearest local store you can find and see the monitors yourself