I am looking into monitors I found a few will link at bottom. I am going to be starting to do some video editing and possibly photo editing. For now I'm a simple gamer. I do all kinds of rts, mmorpg as well as games such as Mercenaries 2 and diablo 3 when it arrives. I haven't had much time or potential in a computer to look into more games. But, now I do=}. Anyways. Absolute best monitor for $300 and under, can smidge maybe 10$ or 20$ over 300$.
Depends on how serious you are about the "possible photo editing" and potential expansion of your game library.
You see, FPS and IPS are brothers that don't get along. FPS is like the fast lights and powerful graphics while IPS like to show precise colors one at a time.
I would personally get the ASUS if you stick with RPGs, (perhaps the better looking, but led-less Dell U2311 also); but if you ever want to do some hardcore gaming, a TN panel (like the Sammy above would do the trick.
not an extreme photo editor, mainly for my mom. (she makes artwork. I take and edit photos to show the true colors and look of it. for things like art sites or relative.)
the most likely thing I'd do for gaming yeah I'd want to expand it over time. I like sticking with games like wow that have the keyboard commands. but i also like games like mercenaries that have all the freedom and yet I can shoot stuff. I'm not a a picky person when it comes down to the point of things. I want things to shine, be the color they're supposed to be and also have reliability. I remember before I had my laptop running wow and my tower and I looked at the weird difference in colors between the two. it was odd I still don't know which display it was.