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Monitor for reading text, game and movies

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
June 16, 2012 4:44:47 AM

Hello everyone, I would like your opinion about the Dell u2412m and the HP 2511x. As of now i am using a really old sony sbm something TFT (the squared shaped monitor). I am not sure why but it gives me a headache, probably because it is 16 ms.

I will be making my decision based on your input about the monitor and based on how well it does in these category reading 12 point fonts, movies, browsing and gaming. I would be on the computer about 7 hours a day and which one would be best and less eye straining. I really like glossy but if Anti glare does not make the screen too blurry and grainy i would opt for the dell.

ALso what is your experience with AG and glossy. I really do not mind the glossy as it does reproduce nice colors as i saw at frys. They did not have the dell displayed so i could not make my decision there. Thank you for your time everyone.
June 17, 2012 10:36:21 PM

1: The headache you mention is probebly coust of eider a low
budget monitor, an old monitor or wrong brightness and colour
settings (or monitor hardware related problems with making a
good and calm screen to look at - something a low-end monitor
never will do). My own have often given me both headache, eye
strain and even tears falling and grumble the sight - specially when
gaming and doing so for several hours - but its a ViewSonic and I
did´nt know what I was doing when buying it in 2002...

2: The distant from your eyes and the monitor, and how high up
you must bend your neck to see the whole screen, makes a big
factor for what the eye is exposed to. If the monitor is too high up,
at least some of us who uses glasses, suffers from that the picture
often can be reflected wrong into the eyes, which for all users can
lead to both neck-, eye- and headache related problems. If the
neck hurts because the screen is placed too high it automaticly
triggers the muscules and nervs that leads from below the ears and
the whole way to both eyes and head. If the brighness is too high it
can lead to headache which often gives neckache because you
unconsiously cramping the neck muscles.
Good stuff to think about for all users!

3: I believe you must sit down and think of which category you mostly
will use your monitor to. Same thing when buying a new TV: If you
mostly are going to use it to watch movies - plasma screens like
Panasonic gives you the perfekt colour and picture in the grey to dark
scale. If you instead mostly are going to watch sport and family entertaiment
- then LED is the way to go when this gives you the best colour and picture
in the dynamic and brightness/whitness scale. Think it is the same with
PC monitors, but instead of speaking of plasma and LED, you would be
speaking of which type of panel that gives you the best picture for eider
games, working with Office or surfing. Know very little of those panel types
but this is what I can imagen. Please correct me if I´m wrong :-)

4: As I mention in another thread it is VERY important to have the
right light in the room. In most cases a monitor screen is very bright
to watch for the eyes - which also can lead to headache and eye related
problems - but can be reduced by simply have 2 small tabel lamps on
each side and behind the screen.

AG and glossy is terms I dont know what it is so I leave
that to someone else thats better than me. Hope this
gives you some help to bring some sort of order in what
type of screens you should choose, good luck!!!
June 19, 2012 6:24:30 AM

Thank you that was very informative and helpful. Yea i think no 3 is about right since panasonic does use IPS panels.