Really? I would think the ips would not make that much of a difference considering the monitors price.
Here are the advantages of an IPS panel over a TN panel:
-Far, far better viewing angles. This is great for watching movies on your PC.
-Much more realistic colors. The colors on TN panel monitors are almost cartoonish with their inaccuracy. This is because a TN panel, which is a 6-bit panel, only truly supports 262,000 colors, and mixes those colors to inaccurately produce the other 16.5 million colors that the IPS, and any full 8-bit panel, can display normally without mixing. An example is that an IPS panel will make Crysis look realistic, while a TN panel will make it look cartoonish.
-IPS panels have really good black levels. A TN panel has very "gray" blacks, while an IPS panel has almost CRT level blacks and go very deep in the darkness of them. This greatly increases the detail perceived in darker games like dead space or Metro 2033 where there are a lot of different shades of black, and a lot of shadow detail.