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Choosing a monitor!

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 16, 2011 9:53:33 PM

I am an enthusiastic gamer and am currently using a 32 inch Panasonic LCD TV for my computer monitor. I have been referred to your site as I am struggling to wade through the vast number of monitors out there. I am what you could call a 'newbie' and am not very experienced. I was wondering if you could share some of your vast knowledge with me. I am looking for a 22-24 inch monitor mainly for gaming, I have heard that a low response time and 'low input lag', are quite important. I have £200 to spend ($310).
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance,

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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2011 10:46:53 PM

If you want to venture into the world of 3D you should look for a 120 Hz monitor. Otherwise look for a good 60 Hz monitor with low latency (under 5ms). I have an ASUS 24 in and it is very good. Retails for about $150-180.
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December 18, 2011 10:33:19 PM

December 20, 2011 5:25:26 PM

a4mula said:
Dell U2412M $299.99USD

24" 1920x1200 IPS. Simply put it's the best value in monitors today.

It may be a very good monitor, but at over 300 bucks its not the best value.
December 21, 2011 2:46:07 AM

Homeboy2 said:
It may be a very good monitor, but at over 300 bucks its not the best value.

Value has nothing to do with cost. $20,000 USD is a lot of money, but if you could get buy a brand new Mercedes at that price it'd be a great value. Buying a Ford Focus (no shot at ford here, just an example) at that price might not.

When the next closest monitor to the 2412M in features is a $600 monitor (u2410) that represents great value. And yes, in my book it is the single best value in monitors today.