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Dell Monitor Shootout!!

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
September 20, 2009 5:28:28 AM

Ok so I've decided to upgrade my monitor (also want to see if I can game with 2, but more on that later).

I currently have:
Sceptre x24wg
Here's the manufacturer's website

I am thinking of getting one of three different dell monitors (I'll post which ones in a minute, just hold your horses!!) to replace the sceptre as my main and either sell it or use it as a second depending on my in game performance (I currently have i7 and gtx 260, but might be upgrading gfx soon, so probly use as second monitor)...although as a side note i am open to any suggestions for different monitors.

I mainly Game and watch movies on my pc, Game performance is slightly more important than video quality.
I DO NOT edit videos or photographs so I do not need perfect color range, but am more than welcome to better over worse.

Ok, so there's my main uses and what I'm lookin for...which one of these three would be best for my needs/wants:

1:)  Dell g2410 24" 1920x1200 16:10 LED backlit monitor $259 at (also seen on ebay for 215 w/free shipping) --least expensive option

2:)  Dell SP2309 23" 2048x1152 16:9 Monitor currently on sale for $259 this one has many more features than the g2410 and has a higher resolution but is not LED so more power consumption, and lower contrast.

3:D  Dell 2408 WFP 24" VA panel 1920x1200 16:10 Monitor easily the best quality monitor but also the most expensive at $449 at dell and $400 at amazon.

Also I am more than open to any other suggestions...Please try to keep it under $400
If the price is around $200-250ish I'll be buying within a couple weeks, otherwise (like option 3) I'll be waiting for a month or two till I pay off my credit card to get the monitor.

Thank you in advance and please let me know which of option 1 or 2 is better and if option 3 is worth the extra $150 or not.

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September 20, 2009 1:57:10 PM

I am the happy owner of a 2408WFP, and IMHO, it is well worth the money.

My one complaint is that it is quite power hungry for an LCD (>100W at times), and can run rather hot.
September 22, 2009 12:41:34 AM

I've decided to go with the SP2309w Thanks for the input though...unfortunately not many people seem to view this area so I posted it under General Homebuilt and got more.