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Displays Looking for a new 24" monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dragontail, 17 Aug 2009.

  1. dragontail

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    Hiya folks, in the process of looking to buy a primary 24" monitor to be mainly used for 'office usage' and occasional watching movies. Budget is £200-300. What do you think of the following options?


    Which one would you go for?
     
  2. javaman

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    Asus do a 24" for £200 reviews said that its good for office work and gaming but not as good quality as the HP or Dell (cant remember models atm but ill look em up when I get home). It lost marks for native resolution being only 1080 instead of 1200 and some colours were not as disguinished as some of the more expensive monitors. The contrast between blacks got praised.
     
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    personally for £300.00 i would try and get hold of a 2408WFP if possible. ebay should throw one up eventually
     
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    I wouldn't go for the Asus, it still isn't a good panel.

    Go with Crompers' suggestion and try to hunt for a 2408WFP.
     
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    Good point guys, although the pricing for a new 2408WFP is £400+ atm (it's ~$400 in the US, £1=$1!?!), I'll keep an eye out on eBay if I see a good deal.

    That Sammy certainly looks tempting, a PVA panel for £250 is impressive.
     
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    Which is the preferable res is it 1920 x 1080 or 1920x 1200 for gaming as I am think of getting a new 24" as well, I was looking at the T240 from samsung but if this pva panel is good then I may change my mind although it has the lesser 1920 x 1080.
     
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    i would say 1200 is preferable as there are more pixels!

    its down to personal choice really but beware of these companies trying to pass off 1080 as 'new' and 'HD' its just less pixels, ok so you wont get black bars at the top and bottom when watching 1080p but who cares? also for web browsing and documents you need as much vertical space as possible, so yeah 1080 can be a pain.
     
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    1200.

    1080 is less pixels. And everyone likes a denser pixel pitch!
     
  11. dragontail

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    Yeah, 16:10 is superior to 16:9 for most things apart from moving watching, where less/no letterbox is shown. However, it seems the industry is drifting towards 16:9. It's actually becoming more and more difficult to buy a 16:10, especially in the budget price bracket.

    Anyone got a Dell G2410? I'm wondering how good the LED backlighting actually is, especially compared to Dell's other entry model with a TN panel, the S2409W...
     
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    amen
     
  13. Elton

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    1:1 mapping can solve the letterbox problems.
     
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    Wow, that's cheap. What's the warranty on those?
     
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    No idea on the warrenty, guess it would be same as other BenQ monitors.
     
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    they went very quick! cant help but think the custom pc review may have something to do with it
     
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    Ended up ebaying a used 2408WFP with 3 years left on the warranty for £300. Didn't think you could find one that cheap, but sure enough you guys were right! Thanks guys :)
     
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    Excellent Choice! Now...off to hunt for S-IPS monitors. And welcome to the IPS/VA club!
     
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    Haha, thanks! If the 2407WFP was anything to go by, the 2408WFP should be pretty sweet! I'll post there when the panel arrives - no matter how many reviews you read, there's nothing like looking at it with your own eyes really.
     

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