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Displays 1920x1200, 24" or 26"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ry@n, 10 Oct 2009.

  1. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    I already have a related thread going but I want some more specific help reguarding montior choice.

    Im looking to spend around £200 on a new montior for gaming and photshop work, the price difference between a 24" and a 26" is pretty slim and the only advantage of a 24" is that the pixel density will be higher and may give a crisper image as pointed out by Delphium in a previous thread.

    Looking at something along the lines of these for example:

    Samsung SM2433BW 24" TFT Monitor 1920x1200
    AOC 619FH Black 26" Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920x1200

    The physical size of having a 26" wont be an issue for me as i've been using a 32" for the past couple of years without too many headaches (literally). Any general guidence would be much appreciated as well as some monitor suggestions.

    Cheers :thumb:
     
  2. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    If you're getting a screen that big, you might as well save up and get one that's actually worth looking at.

    The cheap TN panels aren't exactly the greatest displays in the world, and I'd be amazed if you found an IPS panel at that price range.
     
  3. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    I know higher quality panels have better contrast ratios and a wider viewing angle but I they seem to be £300+! I have the money I just cant justify spending it tbh. My current display is a 32" HDTV and games look great on it, a high end panel would probably put it to shame with a side by side comparison but im just after something a bit smaller with a higher native res.
     
  4. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    There's no point in getting anything bigger than 24" until you get to 30" IMO, as the pixel pitch just decreases and everything looks a little less sharp. You don't gain any extra resolution, only size which generally isn't a concern if you're going to be up close to it.

    For 24" TN panels, I hear the Dell G2410 (~£210) is quite good and has LED backlighting, or maybe the Samsung T240, but that's a bit more expensive (~£240).
     
  5. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    The G2410 has good reviews but its more like £240-280, Ebuyer have an Ex-Display Samsung T240 for £216.72 which I might just snap up.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  6. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    It's £212 brand new here.
     
  7. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    Nice find, im more tempted by the Samsung as its 16:10 and a bit more vertical headroom can only be good. Both monitors have good reviews.. help sway me? :D
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    people moan about the view angles of TN, what makes me laugh is when the screen is set up at the correct height for the user this problem disappears totally.

    I have a TN panel, and before that a 17in IPS.

    Unless your one of these users that moves around as they game you'll notice no difference.
     
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  9. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    It's a toss up really. From what I can tell the Dell has the slightly better image quality, more adjustable stand and LED backlighting so is more power efficient, but the Samsung looks a bit nicer (if you like glossy black that is), and 1200 vertical resolution instead of 1080.

    I think it depends on what you're going to be doing with it. If it's mainly desktop work and PC gaming, I'd probably go with the Samsung, but if you're going to be watching films or playing console games then the 1080p resolution will be more desirable, particularly as the Samsung doesn't have 1:1 pixel mapping.
     
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  10. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    Well ive gone for the Samsung for the reasons you mentioned, afterall im wall mounting the 32" to use in dual view for watching films so this 24" will be dedicated to games and work.

    Thanks for your help, +rep.
     
  11. Fredrics

    Fredrics Hmm...

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    It actually does, I own one and I am very happy with my choice of the T240
     
  12. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    Ah my bad, I though it was just the T240HD (the one with the TV tuner) that had it.
     
  13. ry@n

    ry@n Minimodder

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    Recieved my T240 today and its amazing, the picture is so sharp playing Shift and Crysis, a pretty big improvement over my 32" 1080. I don't understand what all this fuss is about with the viewing angle of TN panel though.. with mine I can view it from any angle and it looks just fine.
     
  14. johnnyboy700

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    I've got the Samsung, no complaints at all its a great monitor.
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The color range and the blacks bother me the most.

    Seriously, night in Crysis on an IPS is way different from night in Crysis on a TN.
     

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