Which one of these is a better all around monitor for gaming?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047

or this one:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?cs=04&c=us&l=en&sku=A3401314&dgc=BF&cid=7421&lid=197378&acd=10549103-227502-E012A0C224613C0A00224613A0A1A0A0D8

if link doesnt work, here's one that should work

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/224613

I just cant decide between the two! The Asus has 20000:1 (ASCR) but I heard it's an overbloated number. The Planar seems to show a more honest spec: 1200:1 vs the 1000:1 for Asus

Both monitors have a VESA mount, which is an absolute must for me. The planar is much bigger, which is nice, but if the Asus is better overall, I will off course go for that.

Please help.
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  1. Your links are broken. I'm a fan of ASUS monitors though, but working links might sway that opinion.
  2. links fixed sorry
  3. Well, the Dell one still doesn't work. But I would definitely recommend that ASUS one, especially since it's on a pretty damn cheap sale. I'd grab it now if I were you.
  4. the link works for me.... weird....
  5. tech specs of the Planar: Display Type


    Planar PX2710MW


    LCD display / TFT active matrix
    Built-in Devices

    Stereo speakers
    Width

    25.5 in
    Depth

    9.7 in
    Height

    17.9 in
    Weight

    13.9 lbs
    Enclosure Color

    Glossy black
    Display
    Diagonal Size

    27" - widescreen
    Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch

    0.3114 mm
    Max Resolution

    1920 x 1080 / 60 Hz
    Color Support

    24-bit (16.7 million colors)
    Max Sync Rate (V x H)

    76 Hz
    Response Time

    2 ms
    Typical Response Time

    3.4 ms (typical); 2 ms (gray-to-gray)
    Controls / Adjustments

    Brightness, contrast, sharpness, color balance
    Display Positions Adjustments

    Tilt
    Display Screen Coating

    Anti-glare
    Tilt Angle

    20
    Signal Input

    HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
    Features

    HDCP, glossy
    Image
    Image Aspect Ratio

    16:9
    Image Brightness

    300 cd/m2
    Image Contrast Ratio

    1200:1
    Image Max H-View Angle

    170
    Image Max V-View Angle

    160
    Video Input
    Analog Video Signal

    RGB
    Digital Video Standard

    Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
    Audio Output
    Type

    Speaker(s) - stereo - integrated
    Output Power / Channel

    2 Watt
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Interfaces

    1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI ¦ 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-phone 3.5 mm
    Miscellaneous
    Cables Included

    1 x VGA cable ¦ 1 x DVI cable
    Flat Panel Mount Interface

    Yes
    Compliant Standards

    FCC Class B certified, CE, TUV, cTUVus
    Power
    Form Factor

    Internal
    Voltage Required

    AC 120/230 V
    Power Consumption Operational

    60 Watt
    Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep

    1 Watt
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Service & Support

    3 years warranty
    Service & Support Details

    Limited warranty - replacement - 3 years - response time: 2 days
    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature

    32 °F
    Max Operating Temperature

    104 °F
  6. Even if it did work, I'm almost certain that I would recommend the ASUS over it strictly because the ASUS is a pretty good monitor at an awesome price.
  7. Class is about to start for me. Maybe I can check it out later on. But don't blink on that ASUS!
  8. I'd go with the ASUS.
  9. I vote for the Asus too, more connection options and higher resolution, and 25.5 is big enough unless you going to be sitting 6 feet from it.
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