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Is this a good monitor?

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April 15, 2011 3:52:20 PM

:hello:  I was looking around for some 27" LCD monitors, and I found this one:
right now I am using a 19" Acer at 1440x900, and it's not bad, but i want something better. So, is this a good monitor? I see it's recertified, but that shouldnt be a big deal right?
also, would i be better off getting a 24" monitor brand new, or this one? All i do on my computer is game :) 
Thanks guys

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a b C Monitor
April 15, 2011 4:57:21 PM

The P2770HD is a decent choice if you want connectivity (it has D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, Component, and Composite connectors), but I'd be a bit cautious about a "recertified" monitor, and it only has a 90-day warranty. Also, it's a TN panel. If you're willing to go smaller than 27 inches, you might be able to afford the Dell U2311H (which is an e-IPS) - I see it listed for less than that recertified P2770HD here:

However, it would help if you fill out the template so we have a better idea of your budget and other considerations:
April 15, 2011 5:31:28 PM

That dell does look nice, but i kinda wanted something bigger, you know? :p 

Approximate Purchase Date: within a week, sooner the better

Budget Range: $300, shipping included (To Canada)

Monitor Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing Internet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ,

Country of Origin: Canada

Brand Preferences: I am currently using an Acer X193W 19" looking for any brand that is good for gaming.

Physical Size (Diagonal): 24-27

Resolution(s) You'll Consider: 1920x1080 or higher.

Inputs Needed: DVI is the only one needed, HDMI would be nice, but not neccesary

Panel Type(s) Desired: Doesn't matter to me, whatever is clear and good for gaming.

LED Backlight: Indifferent

Speakers: Avoided

Wall-Mount: Indifferent

Stand Functions: I don't care, as long as it stands :p 

Additional Comments: I want something very good for gaming. :) 
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a b C Monitor
April 15, 2011 6:35:28 PM

Well, I can't see any major problems with it, and I imagine you'd ignore minor issues like the blue tinge of the LED backlight and that it's a TN panel.
April 15, 2011 8:57:58 PM

Well, I really don't know what TN is, and the blue tinge probably wouldn't matter to me. Why is TN bad?
a b C Monitor
April 16, 2011 1:03:11 AM

I was hoping one of the others would explain, but TN (Twisted Nematic) isn't exactly bad by itself, but it's not as good as other panel types (e.g. Patterned Vertical Array (PVA), In-Plane Switching (IPS)) in terms of color quality and viewing angles.
a b C Monitor
April 16, 2011 2:20:06 AM

Based on the viewing angles, the LG W2442PA-BF is a TN panel. I also notice it has built-in speakers, which I thought you wanted to avoid.
April 16, 2011 2:26:34 AM

I really don't need them, I have a nice sound system hooked up right now. If I buy a monitor with speakers, i wont use them. I guess i probably should have put Indifferent :p  do you know any monitors that are 24" and aren't TN panel? If you do, that would be awesome :D 
April 16, 2011 2:33:33 AM

That is veery nice, but they wont ship to Canada :'(  lol I would buy that in three seconds :D 

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a b C Monitor
April 16, 2011 3:17:00 AM
April 16, 2011 4:22:18 AM

alright, I am really thinking about stretching my budget :p 
I'm going to figure out shipping for those, and the cheapest one, I'll probably purchase :) 
Thank you very much MauveCloud! :D 
April 16, 2011 5:13:27 AM

nevermind, my 27 inch dreams are smashed. They wouldn't fit in my desk, and my parents say i can't modify it :p  going to go for a 24" now...... :S
April 16, 2011 7:57:11 PM

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