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Monitor for my first build

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February 9, 2013 5:48:38 PM


I'm about to complete my first build. Now I'm looking for a Full HD monitor.
I'm on a budget. So I'm wondering about getting an used monitor.
Or should I go with a new monitor?

I have a choice between the following:
HP S2231A (Used for about 1 year, costs about 60-70€)
DELL Ultrasharp P2211H (Practicly new monitor for about 100€)

Which one should I go? Should I look for a completely new monitor?

Need help so I could complete my first build

Thanks in previous

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February 9, 2013 7:25:29 PM

I personally always go with a new display unless I know who I am buy it from. I do not know your situation is or what a new display would cost you, but I am a huge fan of the Dell Professional and UltraSharp displays. I dislike their consumer end because they feel cheap, just like HP and all the rest. Out of those two, I'd take the UltraSharp any day. However, if a new display isn't much more I'd shop around. Just remember the UltraSharps us an IPS panel and they have better color than a TN panel. They are also inherently slower than a TN panel, but most IPS panels made within the last few years are perfectly fine for gaming.
February 9, 2013 8:52:23 PM

Thanks for your answer jay2tall

Though it's named Ultrasharp (at least on some sites) it seems to have a TN panel (like most of the 22" monitors).

As for the budget I try to go as low as possible - something close to 100€ = sub 100£. From the new displays I could afford some BenQ or Philips monitors. All are TN (I think) monitors and 21,5"-22".

So, should I still go with the Dell?