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Hardware NEC MultiSync EA231WMi Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 7 Jan 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    alastor New Member

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    Want.

    In all seriousness I was waiting for you to review this or something very similar, I might have to splash out come student loan time.
     
  3. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    It is nice. We were gutted when we had to give it back. A cheaper option (and the one I went with for home) is Dell's SP2309W - for £186, it's an absolute steal. TN, but a very, very good one.
     
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    Xir Well-Known Member

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    In "Conclusion" you mean HP LP2475w instead of HP LP2575w , right?
    The Dell SP2309W has a resolution of 2.048x1.152, also 16:9...never heard of that one before...

    You couldn't recommend me a 23/24" 16:10 (at least 1920x1200) in that pricerange, could you?
     
  5. Abhorsen

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    What would the monitor have had to do to gain a 10 in Value? As for what it offers it seems a steal?
     
  6. Er-El

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    Would be nicer if it was 120hz though, and had usb 3.0 ports instead for the sake of it, and was 24", and was delayed a little bit longer for DisplayPort 1.2. But then again at that price...
     
  7. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    This is the second gorgeous IPS panel that was ripped away from me to be sent back after review! It actually looks great in white too. My new year's resolution is to be IPS equipped in 2010.
     
  8. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Drop in price by £303.78? It is a steal but one factor that a 10 for value would have to include would be that everyone could afford it. It's well priced and you get what you pay for but it's much more expensive than 23in TN panels.
     
  9. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    The Dell's resolution is a little strange, but games support it just fine - and it looks gorgeous, because it's actually slightly more pixels than 19 x 12. It can also cope with 1080p video, and you get lots and lots of desktop space - I got mine so I could edit photos more easily.

    At the Dell's price - £180 - I wouldn't think a 24in, 19 x 12 would be good - it's an inherently more expensive panel size...
     
  10. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    looks like a steal, i picked up the HP for £380, although £80 is a lot of money i reckon its worth it for bigger screen size/res and a black bezel ;)

    if you're umming and aahhhing over whether to spend the money on IPS then dont. its awesome.
     
  11. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I'll add my voice to the "IPS is awesome" band. Bought an HP LP2475w (2nd revision) and it is superb at everything. This looks to be just as good and at a cheaper price too. Result.
     
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    Does Bit Tech fancy doing a roundup of the very best TN monitors available?

    I'm sure IPS is really good, but TN I find to be very, very acceptable. With price and responsiveness TN has it's advantages too.
     
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    Could do with a quarterly best monitor in price bracket feature (similar to the budget pc/crazy but cool type sections in Custom PC) that give you an idea of what monitor to purchase based on budget...
     
  14. tron

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    Now this is a nice screen :)

    But does it come in black?

    IPS technology

    16:9 aspect ratio = win for me.
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I want a cheap 1920x1200 screen, too bad all inexpensive ones seem to be 1080p these days :(

    Good value nonetheless, good choice for plenty of people out there.
     
  16. Er-El

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    Why would they make them at a 16:10 res? That would be a step backwards. 1080p means you can watch your movies and play console games in full-screen mode with pixel-per-pixel mapping and no stretching.
     
  17. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    lol

    all you get with 1080 is less pixels, all good monitors will still show pixel perfect res but with black bars top and bottom, which personally i can live with for the sake of having more vertical space which is more useful in most applications for your pc (browsing, word processing, games). Please dont be blinded by marketing jargon, 1080p in monitor terms just means less pixels which generally means less functionality.
     
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    Also, perfect aspect ratio compatibility with digital TV broadcasts (16:9)

    Whatever the resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio should be the standard for widescreens.
     
  19. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    in what way is LESS screen space better? everything can be resized or already plays in pixel perfect 1080 on a 1200 so what honestly is the benefit? do you like to see that nice shiny 1080p sticker on the box? is that it?

    a pc is used for many things other than watching media and 16:9 is only useful for watching media. great for TV's, not so for PC's which are expected to perform plenty of tasks that benefit from more vertical screen space. seriously some people swallow marketing jargon like it was free caviar.
     
  20. Er-El

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    A whopping 20 pixels more vertically on a 16:10 version of 24" monitor!!! WOW!
    I don't fall for marketing. I have a 1920x1200 monitor at the moment and have to switch to a different mode leaving black bars when playing an Xbox 360 game or watching a film in full screen, and the black bars take up a fair bit of space. I'd definitely choose 20 pixels less over a non-distorted and no black bar rubbish (considering you already get the ADDITIONAL black bars in a film anyway which are usually produced in 21:9 cinema ratio). What difference would an extra 20 pixels make to your productivity anyway when both resolutions are already very high as it is?
     
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