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Help me find a new 23"+ monitor please?

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January 21, 2011 5:44:02 PM

Hey guys, Ive been looking around for a new monitor I kinda need and cant seem to decide what to get. I know quite a bit about them but I decided I would ask here...you know...guru'ville. Anyway I need a new hd rez or higher 23" or higher monitor under 200 (I would really rather spend 180 or less). It has to have a 3ms response rate at most, and at least a 1000:1 true contrast ratio. LED backlit would be nice but those are hard to come by at this price point. Ill be using it for gaming and some programming/school work. The trick here I guess is price, high contrast, and no ghosting. Sorry to be so specific but I just cant decide on a good one. Thanks guys!

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January 21, 2011 5:53:34 PM

Digital Dissent said:
Hey guys, Ive been looking around for a new monitor I kinda need and cant seem to decide what to get. I know quite a bit about them but I decided I would ask here...you know...guru'ville. Anyway I need a new hd rez or higher 23" or higher monitor under 200 (I would really rather spend 180 or less). It has to have a 3ms response rate at most, and at least a 1000:1 true contrast ratio. LED backlit would be nice but those are hard to come by at this price point. Ill be using it for gaming and some programming/school work. The trick here I guess is price, high contrast, and no ghosting. Sorry to be so specific but I just cant decide on a good one. Thanks guys!


If you don't mind spending around 225$ then this monitor here meets all your desired specs:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its a 24 inch Asus LED 1080p monster with a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It also has 2ms response time!

It also comes with speakers yet you do not have to use them as they are not built in.

Hope this helped!
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January 21, 2011 7:18:08 PM

moto nack said:

Its a 24 inch Asus LED 1080p monster with a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It also has 2ms response time!

That 10M:1 contrast ratio is both useless and bogus. I'd be willing to bet that it's real (Static) contrast ratio is around 800-1200:1, and even in dynamic mode, I doubt it can exceed 10k:1 or so. Also, the 2ms response time is a fairly useless spec. It's the absolute best response time in any transition, so it doesn't tell you that much. Any monitor <8ms or so is pretty good, and to actually determine which monitor is the best in that range, you need to see an image on it to determine the best real response time.

Oh, and for that price, I'd get a Dell U2211H. It's 1 inch smaller than you want, but it has a 1080p IPS panel with a true contrast ratio of around 1000:1. The response time is well above what you're requesting, at 8ms, but as I said, response time is a statistic which is questionably measured in most cases. The Dell will give an absolutely incredible image quality for the money, and is hands down my favorite monitor at $200 (it's $199 right now).
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January 22, 2011 4:28:25 AM

Is it worth seriously considering LED as a backlight, or are its effects not all that significant?
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January 22, 2011 5:57:11 AM

The main effect is to reduce power consumption. Image quality is pretty similar between a good CCFL and a good LED (except that there's no such thing as an IPS panel with LED backlighting in anything close to this price range). Top end LED monitors are better than CCFL, but they use a different type of LED setup than the cheap LED monitors do, and they also cost a stupendous amount.
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January 23, 2011 8:12:37 AM

Out of those, the Asus looks fairly decent, as does the Viewsonic. I'm not very familiar with those monitors though, so I can't say for sure. Also, every one of those monitors is a TN panel, which isn't going to deliver the greatest image quality. They'll absolutely work, but I'd take a Dell U2211H over any of them.
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January 23, 2011 11:04:51 AM

I would get the Asus or the Dell. The Dell wins by a small margin because you need to wait for the $10 refund on the Asus.

In terms of specs the Asus is 2ms and the Dell is 5ms. There is virtually no difference.
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