I've been on the fence here for quite some while. I want a new 24 inch monitor (1900-1200 or 1900-1080, I don't think it matters these days) for mostly gaming, watching movies and general net surfing. I've read quit a lot about different type of monitors at different prices ranges and it all comes down to this...
Should I go for:
A) 540$ Dell UltraSharp U2410 (IPS panel): better image quality, better viewing angles, accurate colors, etc.
Basically, is it worth to spend about twice more (extra 250$) for a Dell IPS panel? Are the colors, angles, images really that much better for a guy like me that does mostly gaming and movie watching (I don't do photoshop or any kinda graphics/image/video editing)? Im planning on using thiss monitor for a long time also.
So what do u guys think? Is the Dell IPS worth it or will the regular TN panel for the job?
First time posting here but I've been reading a lot on this site for a while now and already learned a lot. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
TN panels for the most part are good enough for the average user. The biggest issue will probably be the viewing angle issue. To determine if this is a possible annoyance, go to a computer store and look at the monitor screens (they are 99% gonna be TN panels). View them at increasing off-center angle to determine if viewing angle is an issue. There are various manufacturers of TN panel used in monitors so actual quality can differ.
I have monitors with IPS panels which I use on a daily basis. I have a TN panel monitor used to check on some processes on my HTPC from time to time but I don't use it that often. In fact, I didn't even turn it on this month.
I'm still thinking about it, but right now I'm leaning towards the IPS Dell U2410. I mean even if a TN panel would do the job I think its probably not a bad idea to invest in something a little more high quality since im planning im using it for many years to come. Not to mention ill be able to use it as a tv for when I move out of my folks house.