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Dual monitors for software developing

I'm trying to decide on a dual monitor setup. The primary use will be software development. Right now I'm deciding between the following. They look to be the same but one offers height/pivot/tilt, where the other offers just tilt. I'd prefer to have more options to adjusting the position of the monitor. I'd go with the one below with more adjustments, but the huge difference in reviews is confusing me if the specs are just about the same.

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers

ASUS VH242HL-P Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor w/height & swivel adjustment 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000 :1 Built in Speakers

What do you all think of these? Or have any suggestions on a different monitor? I'll be buying two, and would like to stay at ~$200 a piece. Thanks!
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  1. Best guess I can come up with is that the VH242HL-P is rated lower because portrait mode doesn't work so well for a TN panel - that type of panel gets dark and sometimes even shows inverse colors if viewed from below, which suddenly becomes left or right if the monitor is pivoted into portrait mode.
  2. Anyone else have suggestions?

    I was also looking at the Dell UltraSharp U2311H after seeing it mentioned quite a bit here. A bit over what I'm wanting to spend, but would spend a little extra if I knew it was good quality

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-9270&baynote_bnrank=1&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

    If it helps, I'll be running an Intel Core i7-2600K, 16gb ram, and using the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870, which as a max resolution of 2560 x 1600. No preference on DVI or HDMI. I'd also like them to be around the 23" mark

    Thanks!
  3. MauveCloud said:
    Best guess I can come up with is that the VH242HL-P is rated lower because portrait mode doesn't work so well for a TN panel - that type of panel gets dark and sometimes even shows inverse colors if viewed from below, which suddenly becomes left or right if the monitor is pivoted into portrait mode.


    Thanks for the clarification, that does make sense
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    I can't claim personal experience with the Dell U2311H, but it has a good review here:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2311h.htm
  5. Well I ended up ordering two of the U2311H monitors. Lot's of good reviews around here, so I should be happy with them!
  6. Best answer selected by barleydude.
  7. barleydude said:
    Well I ended up ordering two of the U2311H monitors. Lot's of good reviews around here, so I should be happy with them!


    I am also having similar requirement as yours. Any recommendations from your experience now?
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