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What's the best IPS monitor for ~$350?

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December 14, 2011 2:17:48 PM

The title pretty much says it all. I watch a ton of movies/tv shows on my computer and play BF3. I know IPS isn't the BEST for gaming but I care more about the picture quality than having a slightly higher amount of ghosting. I want something good for my eyes since I spend so much time looking at my current old monitor. Obviously though, I would want the least amount of lag/ghosting as possible though but it needs to be IPS for the wider viewing angles and better picture.

I've been looking at the Dell 2412M monitor: Dell Product site link


So what do you think? Do you have one of these monitors and can recommend it from experience? Or something better? Thanks.

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December 14, 2011 6:43:27 PM

I'd vote for the u2412m. It's really the only one at that price.
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December 14, 2011 6:54:31 PM

I wouldn't be averse to spending less though... That's pretty much just my maximum budget.

Nice system btw
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a b C Monitor
December 14, 2011 7:45:00 PM

Pretty much anything in that price range is going to be e-ips. You could get a little cheaper going 23" with a u2312hm, or an LG panel (they make a lot of 23" ips panels for some reason.)

Dell is a good brand, the only reason you might try something else is if you don't like their AR coating, or if you need HDMI (the e-ips Dells only have DVI).
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December 14, 2011 8:01:07 PM

I agree with MagicPants.

I have had my eye on the u2412m for awhile myself. I haven't pulled the trigger yet because I game often and still wasn't positive that I should go with an IPS panel over a TN.

But I can't find anything else comparable. 24", 16:10 ratio (1920x1200), good response time for a IPS, LED back lit.
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December 14, 2011 8:44:23 PM

So no other good options?
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a b C Monitor
December 14, 2011 9:48:52 PM

There's the Hp zr24w. It's similar.
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December 15, 2011 4:05:15 AM

I bought the U2412M. I read a bunch of reviews and Tomshardware gave it a favorable review and said "tom's hardware approved" which is good enough for me. I hope it doesn't disappoint...
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