24 inch monitors: TN vs IPS Help!

Hello everyone,

I've been on the fence here for quite some while. I want a new 24 inch monitor (1900-1200 or 1900-1080, I don't think it matters these days) for mostly gaming, watching movies and general net surfing. I've read quit a lot about different type of monitors at different prices ranges and it all comes down to this...

Should I go for:

A) 540$ Dell UltraSharp U2410 (IPS panel): better image quality, better viewing angles, accurate colors, etc.

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u2410/4505-3174_7-33772972.html

or

B) 250-320$ Good quality TN panel like...

1- 24 inch LG LED: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005134&cm_re=lg_24_monitor-_-24-005-134-_-Product (320$)

2- 24 inch Samsung: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001378&cm_re=Samsung_monitor_24-_-24-001-378-_-Product (260$)

3- 25.5 inch Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047&cm_re=asus_monitor-_-24-236-047-_-Product (270$)


Basically, is it worth to spend about twice more (extra 250$) for a Dell IPS panel? Are the colors, angles, images really that much better for a guy like me that does mostly gaming and movie watching (I don't do photoshop or any kinda graphics/image/video editing)? Im planning on using thiss monitor for a long time also.

So what do u guys think? Is the Dell IPS worth it or will the regular TN panel for the job?


First time posting here but I've been reading a lot on this site for a while now and already learned a lot. Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
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  1. TN panels for the most part are good enough for the average user. The biggest issue will probably be the viewing angle issue. To determine if this is a possible annoyance, go to a computer store and look at the monitor screens (they are 99% gonna be TN panels). View them at increasing off-center angle to determine if viewing angle is an issue. There are various manufacturers of TN panel used in monitors so actual quality can differ.

    I have monitors with IPS panels which I use on a daily basis. I have a TN panel monitor used to check on some processes on my HTPC from time to time but I don't use it that often. In fact, I didn't even turn it on this month.
  2. Thank you jaguarskx for your answer.

    I'm still thinking about it, but right now I'm leaning towards the IPS Dell U2410. I mean even if a TN panel would do the job I think its probably not a bad idea to invest in something a little more high quality since im planning im using it for many years to come. Not to mention ill be able to use it as a tv for when I move out of my folks house.
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