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Advice for buying a new monitor

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August 24, 2014 12:59:57 PM

At the moment I am using 2 TV's connected to my desktop, but while moving to Uni it isn't a Feasable option to take both due to the size, and the one's HDMI connection is becoming damaged from the years of being used and a loose connection. So I'm looking to purchase a new one below the price range of £350.

What Is Your Country Of Origin?
England

What do you plan to do with this monitor?
Primarily digital painting and game design based tasks, 3d modeling etc. But I would also like to get a monitor that displays well while gaming.

What resolution and screen size do you want?
I was thinking in the range of 24-27" and 1080p (16:9) will do just fine for what i need it for.

What refresh rate do you want? (ex. 60 hz , 70 hz.)
I haven't got a preference so much with refresh rate, the ones i've been looking at go from 60 up to 144Hz

How much are you looking to spend?
Under £350

Brands Preferred
I haven't got any brands in mind so much, but the ones I've been researching so far are:

Asus VG248QE 24-inch - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-VG248QE-24-inch-LED-Monitor/dp/B00B19T7QC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1406982203&sr=8-5&keywords=asus+monitor

Dell 24 Monitor - S2440L - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&sku=320-9801&redirect=1

BenQ XL2420T 24 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-XL2420T-Widescreen-Multimedia-1920x1080/dp/B005XZBMTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406982238&sr=8-1&keywords=BenQ+XL2420T

Dell UltraSharp U2412M - http://www.amazon.co.uk/DELL-U2412M-UltraSharp-Monitor-1920x1200dpi/dp/B005LNDPPS

Are You Buying More Than One Monitor?
As of yet, no.

How Many Displays Can Your GPU Support Maximum? And what GPU and driver version are you using if applicable?
The GPU I have is a Gigabyte R9 290
I think it can handle 4 monitors, and AMD 14.4 drivers

What Port Do You Want To Connect To (ex. DVI-D, HDMI, etc).
More than likely the DVI or DisplayPort, as the TV will be connected to the HDMI

Is This Monitor A Primary Display Or A Secondary Display?
Primary

Is This A Secondary Display For A Laptop?
No

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August 24, 2014 2:30:21 PM

Well, the Dell one is 40 pounds more expensive and I've never heard of backlight bleeding in that monitor. Could be wrong though.
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August 24, 2014 2:54:00 PM

Francisco Costa said:
Well, the Dell one is 40 pounds more expensive and I've never heard of backlight bleeding in that monitor. Could be wrong though.


I also noticed that the VN248H doesn't have a display port input, which i might end up using for the monitor, thanks for the suggestion though!
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August 24, 2014 2:57:16 PM

You're welcome
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