IPS vs TN vs I can't make up my mind

Hello,

I recently built a new computer from the ground up and even added the GTX 480 Nvidia video card with an i7 processor. To make a long story short ... I now have an amazing rig hooked up to an older 19'' LCD panel.

Just like when I bought my video card I came here for questions and concerns before deciding on which to buy. Now I come again because I cannot decide which monitor is best. I hear all this talk about IPS panels being better and having better color and TN panels being more for the budgeted individual but still being good for gaming. I have yet to know the main difference between the two and a comparison/contrast that would explain why one is better than the other would be great.

I'm looking for something 25" and above, must have HDMI inputs and of course be 1080p, must be good for gaming (I mainly play WoW so I know that a low ms isn't really that huge), I will primarily be using this for gaming and surfing the net and some movie watching. I basically want something with a big screen that is capable of taking full advantage of my video card.

I don't see myself spending more than $700 for a monitor unless it's something ridiculously amazing. I am hoping to hear some feedback with any monitors that fit these specifications. I'm wondering if it's worth dishing an extra $300 just because it's an IPS panel.

I have narrowed it down to a few but if there are better ones out there please let me know:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6385837&CatId=3774

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5766719&CatId=3774

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=224-8284

These are just a few to mention any others you guys can think of for my description of needs ect would be great.


Let me know

-Thanks
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  1. I bought the P2770H, and it has the best color and picture I have seen in a TN panel, but it was so bright it about burned my eyes out of my socket and I had to return it.

    I'm not sure you may possibly see ghosting if you play any FPS games on the 27" IPS. Otherwise, it is probably exponentially a better picture than the other two.

    You probably already know, but Dell IPS has much better color reproduction and quality than any TN panel you will find on the market.

    I personally just purchased a LED Samsung PX2370, which according to Cnet reviews, is one of their top 5 choices for best monitors available, regardless of price.

    If that LED doesn't suit my interests, I will be waiting for a LED IPS monitor that doesn't cost over 500$, which may not be out for several years.
  2. Viewing angle is the most obvious difference between TN panel and IPS panel tech.

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    Below is a sample for the Samsung P2770HD which uses a TN panel. It is actually one of the better ones for a TN panel:



    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-samsung-p2770hd-part5.html#Viewing


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    Below is a sample for the HP LP2480zx which uses a H-IPS panel:



    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2009/review-hp-lp2480zx-part7.html#Viewing


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    Below is a sample for the Samsung P2450H which uses a TN panel. It is actually a little better than average for a TN panel:



    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-samsung-p2450h-part6.html#Viewing

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    Below is a sample for the NEC EA23231wmi which uses a more affordable version a IPS panel technology called e-IPS:



    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2009/review-nec-ea231wmi-bk-part6.html#Viewing
  3. If you've cash to spend then go for the HP LP2475W.. Its a 24" LCD with H-IPS panelling and tons of connectivity options to keep you hooked up forever.. Most importantly, it has excellent image quality and characteristics for almost any purpose be it designing, gaming, movies etc..etc..etc..
  4. jaguarskx said:
    Viewing angle is the most obvious difference between TN panel and IPS panel tech.

    =========================================

    Below is a sample for the Samsung P2770HD which uses a TN panel. It is actually one of the better ones for a TN panel:

    http://www.prad.de/images/monitore/samsung_p2770hd/samsung-2270hd-blickwinkel-thumbnail.jpg

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-samsung-p2770hd-part5.html#Viewing


    ==========================================

    Below is a sample for the HP LP2480zx which uses a H-IPS panel:

    http://www.prad.de/images/monitore/hp_lp2480zx/hp-lp2480zx-blickwinkel.jpg

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2009/review-hp-lp2480zx-part7.html#Viewing


    ==========================================

    Below is a sample for the Samsung P2450H which uses a TN panel. It is actually a little better than average for a TN panel:

    http://www.prad.de/images/monitore/samsung_p2450h/p2450h-blickwinkel.jpg

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2010/review-samsung-p2450h-part6.html#Viewing

    ==========================================

    Below is a sample for the NEC EA23231wmi which uses a more affordable version a IPS panel technology called e-IPS:

    http://www.prad.de/images/monitore/nec_ea231wmi-bk/nec-ea231wmi-blickwinkel-thumbnail.jpg

    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2009/review-nec-ea231wmi-bk-part6.html#Viewing


    I'm doing some shopping for an LCD monitor and trying to educate myself on various aspects of monitors and graphics systems. That series of pictures is one of the best demonstrations of the differences between monitors and technologies I've seen.

    thanks for that information.
  5. Haha that HP monitor is only 1800$ on amazon right now :p
  6. Adroid said:
    Haha that HP monitor is only 1800$ on amazon right now :p


    Which HP monitor are you talking about.? The LP2475W is available for just above 500$
  7. ^^^

    HP LP2480zx
  8. I recently bought a dell ultrasharp 23" and fairly satisfied with it. It is a cheaper IPS panel at $320 with shipping. Sure a 24" would be better, but as previously stated, those models and competition price sits around $500+. After directly comparing my old monitor side by side with the dell ultrasharp I am confident I can't ever use a TN panel again. Get one. :[]
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