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Looking for a Good 24" non-TF Gaming Monitor

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May 31, 2009 2:27:01 AM

Hi all. I've recently decided to upgrade from my (relatively) small 4:3 Hyundai monitor to a widescreen one. I've decided to go with a ratio of 16:10, for a resolution of 1920X1200, as this seems like a much better use of space for PC purposes.

I'll lay out my requirements in a simple and hopefully easy-to-read list:
- Must have a resolution of 1920X1200 (no more, no less)
- Must be around 24"
- Must have a low Response Time/Input Lag (for gaming)
- Must have a 1:1 pixel mapping option (in order to play PS3/360 games without stretching or cropping)
- Must have good picture quality
- Must have a "decent" viewing angle (for group movie-watching/console gaming)

I'm looking to spend around $500.

Also, I've tried looking for good reviews of recent monitors, but it seems like most good sites (the ones actually worth reading) have stopped writing reviews since 2008. Any websites I should check out that provide good information about specific monitors?

Thanks for your help!

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June 1, 2009 1:32:41 AM

Dell 2408 Ultra Sharp FTW!!
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June 1, 2009 2:31:37 AM

HP LP2475w uses a H-IPS panel and sell for about $550 at newegg.com

Wait for the next sale for the Dell 2490WFP (revision A02). It was on sale for $500 about 2 -3 weeks ago.
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June 1, 2009 5:36:18 AM

Unfortunately I've heard a lot of complaints about the LP2475 and other wide gamut monitors regarding oversaturation.

I couldn't find the Dell 2490WFP you mentioned. I was able to find a Dell 2409, but that's 16:9 :( 
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June 2, 2009 2:01:10 AM

Whoops!!!

I must have been drinking too little or too much. The point is I seem not to have drunk the right amount.



I meant to type Dell 2408WFP. The following is a review for the first version (revision A00)

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_2408wfp.htm



From what I've read the revision A02 has lower input lag than revision A01 (which has lower input lag than A00) and is currently on sale for under $500:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?s...
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June 2, 2009 2:30:34 AM

Wow - that is a good price. I snapped up mine (A01 revision) for $520, and I thought I got a good deal. It's an excellent monitor - I would highly recommend it.
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