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Need help choosing a new monitor

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May 31, 2012 6:47:19 PM

Hi,

I'm looking into upgrading my current monitor (It's a old LG Flatron 22", don't have the exact model on hand, but it must be around 4 years old)

Basically looking to upgrade the overall quality, energy usage, and size, for a low price mark (below 250CAN$)

I use it for minor gaming (mostly Diablo3), work, browsing, and watch tv series. I won't really watch movies on that screen.

Right now I've pretty much narrowed it down to those too monitors, but I can't decide which one would better fit my needs:

Samsung S24B350H, 24 inch, 2ms, TN, 219,99$
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-24-...

LG IPS235V, 23 inch, 5ms, IPS, 209.99$ (sale ending today, will go back to 249.99$)
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lg-electronics-l...

Both have 1080 resolution. I'd rather have a 1200...but I don't think I can find one at such a low price tag.

So I guess basically the question I can't find answer to is: Am I better off with the extra inch and response time, or with an IPS pannel?

Also, are 24 inches too big for 1080 resolution?

Thanks for the help. I'm also open to suggestions!

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May 31, 2012 8:11:57 PM

I'm not sure I can help you decide, but I think one advantage you see for each is exaggerated:
1. manufactuer quoted response times are oversimplified and not useful metrics for comparison.
2. that LG has to be an e-IPS panel which is lower quality than other subtypes of IPS, though still a bit higher quality than a TN panel.

24 inches isn't too big for 1080p - I've got a 27-inch at that resolution, and I'm looking at getting a 32-inch.
June 1, 2012 5:01:26 AM

Cool thanks, that does help. I might just go with the 24".
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