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Best choice for long lasting 24" monitor?

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October 3, 2009 3:14:13 PM

I'm building a new computer since my dell m90 died.

My budget is 800-1000 for the inside, and I'm looking for a good monitor that will last...

I'll use it for audio editing, movies, and light gaming.

24" size seems to offer the most variety and quality. if i buy a really good monitor now for $400-800 then will it last for many years to come?

some models i've been looking at...

samsung 245B, $300, cheap and decent

dell 2408wfp: $350 for rev0 - $600 for latest... pricey

HP w2408h - $300

samsung t240HD - $300-350.. decent, no 1:1 pixel mapping.. i understand this lowers image quality a bit

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October 4, 2009 4:06:32 PM

anything thats a samsung is great i love my 24" samsung and they have 3 year warranties so itll last a LONG time.
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October 5, 2009 1:13:24 AM

I have a Dell 2408WFP A01 and love it. It's been replaced by the U2410 though, which is all around a better panel if you really want top image quality. Otherwise, you can probably pick up the latest (A02) revision 2408 for ~$420-450 if you wait for a sale on Dell's website.
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October 5, 2009 6:18:49 PM

i can get the samsung 245bw for $250 CDN so its a tough choice... i'll try to see it in person i guess
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October 6, 2009 2:20:05 AM

It is difficult to gauge how long electronics will last.

Back in 2002 I spent about $650 on a Planar PX191 (roughly $800 today), great monitor. Still works today, but I recently gave it away.

Generally speaking, the more expensive something is, the more likely higher quality parts will be used. Thus, potentially longer lasting life. I expect my current NEC and Planar monitors (see sig.) to last me at least another 4 - 6 years.
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October 7, 2009 2:58:43 AM

i think i'm gonna go for the U2410... looks beautiful, only downside is blacks lack depth, but im no pro photographer (yet) so it seems to be best bangforthebuck out there atm... $550 free shipping from dell.com ($630CDN)
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October 9, 2009 8:31:24 AM

It definitely looks like a great monitor. As for blacks lacking depth? Where are you getting that from? It's an IPS panel, and should have excellent blacks. I haven't seen any in person though.
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August 28, 2010 4:07:51 AM

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August 28, 2010 4:07:54 AM

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