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January 15, 2011 8:06:53 AM

I'm in the market for a 22-24" monitor in the $200 - $300 range (preferably lower), with a HDMI input, and the primary usage for the monitor will be for 3D modelling/animation and photoshop with the secondary usage being for gaming. I have read the forums around and people are saying IPS panels are good for wide color gamut and viewing angles but is not suited for gaming and they are expensive as well. So are there any cheap IPS panels with HDMI interface that will satisfy my requirements? Alternatively would a TN panel with FRC suffice? I'm just beginning out and I'm not doing anything professionally. I quite inclined towards the Dell U2311. Please advice..

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January 15, 2011 8:07:44 AM

The Dell U2311 would probably be my suggestion - it's an excellent panel, for an extremely reasonable price.
January 15, 2011 8:22:24 AM

The only thing the U2311 doesn't have is the HDMI input. Do you have any other alternative? Plus will this panel be ok in gaming?
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January 15, 2011 1:10:13 PM
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There is no other alternative if you want an e-IPS monitor w/ HDMI.

It's good enough for gaming, but here's a review:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_ea231wmi.htm


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Oops...

The link I provided above is a review for the NEC EA231WMi. Here's the link to the Dell U2311h review:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2311h.htm
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January 15, 2011 6:58:59 PM

It is generally frowned upon to use 6-bit monitors for 3D moddeling since you can't see gradients very well with a TN panel. Gradients is something you would see a LOT. If everything appears to be a single solid color or a couple bands of similar colors then thats really no good.

Professionals prefer 10-bit or more for less banding but that requires work station graphics cards.

You can always get a displayport to HDMI cable.
January 16, 2011 4:39:06 AM

Thanks.. I have decided to go with the Dell U2311H monitor. Thanks for all the inputs... As for the HDMI i'll get a HDMI to DVI or Display port connector.
January 23, 2011 4:39:10 AM

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