I have order my new i7 system, and i got one of the GTX 285 cards.
Now I have been looking at lcds for the new computer but I am so confused I cant make my mind up.
I am looking for someone to help me pick one of these damn monitors I haven't been able to choose for 3 days now.
My budget is around $250 max I don't really want to spend anymore than that.
I will use this monitor for gaming and also I do a little web coding.
Just for clarification (or additional confusion depending on your point of view) the 2209WA uses the e-IPS panel as opposed to the more expensive S-IPS and H-IPS panels.
I have not seen any direct comparison between the e-IPS panel and it's more expensive siblings. But the "economical"-IPS panel should be better than your run-of-the-mill TN panel because it can really produce 16.7m rather than using dithering (the blending of...) turning roughly 256k colors into almost 16.7m colors.
Pros for the typical IPS panel:
1. Better image quality
2. Better color accuracy especially after using a colorimeter to tweak monitor settings
3. Better blacks due to less backlight bleeding
4. Wider viewing angle which leads to less color shifting
Cons for the typical IPS panel (excluding E-IPS)
1. Expensive - Example: Cheapest 24" LCD monitor using H-IPS panel is about $600.
2. Response time is typically listed at 6ms vs. 2ms or 5ms for TN panels; "in ideal situations".
Response time is not set in stone, even a TN panel can have response times as slow as 40ms or more depending on what is being displayed.
The ASUS VW246H Black 24" LCD is no longer manufactured. I have the "VK" version which has an integrated webcam (whoopiiiii <sarcasm>). For a TN panel monitor, it's not that bad for the price, but I don't really use it very often.