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Displays Which 24" Monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by relix, 19 Oct 2008.

  1. relix

    relix Well-Known Member

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    After 5 years of abusing my trusty set of LG's L1720P/B's, it's time for an upgrade, and I'm thusly in the market for 24 inchers.

    Reading up on reviews and such, it's hard to make a decision because every reviewer is a bit differint. I've been looking for 24" monitor round-ups but none of the monitors on my shortlist are ever compared directly. So now, my friends, I turn to you.

    My requirements: not too expensive. I need to buy two, and I want to stay well below €800. This unfortunately means no fancy smancy panel like MVA, but a cheap TN+Film panel. At least 1920x1200. A high brightness is preferred, I've been using 400cd/m^2 for 5 years and I guess if I go lower now I'm going to miss it.

    My shortlist:
    Samsung Syncmaster 2493HM
    LG Flatron L246WH
    BenQ V2400W

    Is anyone extatic about his display? Has anyone compared one of these directly, and has a preference? Is this "Dynamic Contrast" feature crap? Any other recommendations? Thanks!
     
  2. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Those are all junk. Get the Nec 2490wuxi. it'll be a bit pricey though. :)

    Otherwise, I have terrible luck with any and all samsung products.
    My LG is alright, though dynamic contrast is a TERRIBLE thing.
    Benq I actually quite like (but don't like Ace.)
    What about the Dell equivelent? I've heard good things on them, but not sure on the 24" model.
     
  3. dfhaii

    dfhaii internets

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    Dell 2407 / 2408.

    Happy to help.
     
  4. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    Im usng one of these. and i love it. so it gets my recomendation.
     
  5. relix

    relix Well-Known Member

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    I'm but a poort student with a dual-screen obsession!

    So that's a point for the LG246WH, because it doesn't use dynamic contrast, but does have a 2000:1 contrast ratio, which is far higher than even the 2493HM's contrast (1000:1 static, 10000:1 "crapynamic").

    Too expensive. One of those would set me back 3/4ths of my entire budget.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Tbh dude I'd rather have a single decent monitor rather than 2 crap ones.

    Don't forget what a massive jump in screen space you'll be getting compared to one 17" monitor... How about a new 24" and one of your current 17"ers as your 2nd? You could even get a decent 24"er, then a cheap 22" for general crap as a 2nd screen too. :)
     
  7. jbloggs

    jbloggs New Member

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    If you MUST have 2, have a look at the Samsung SM-245B, however, if you can be satisfied with one (quality) monitor, have a look at the HP LP2475w or BenQ FP241(V)W....
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  8. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    dell do a 23" 1920x1080 (16:9) it might be worth a look as it comes in at under £180, I have no idea how well it performs though.
     
  9. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Relix, I've got the BenQ G2400W, which is the less design-oriented version of the V2400W.
    It's fantastic - picture quality is top-notch for a TN+film, colours and brightness are a little off out of the factory, but some adjustment soon sorts that out.
    It does 1:1 pixel mapping.

    For the price, fantastic. Liratheal has two of them, I believe.
     
  10. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    The Dell 2408WFP is very nice.

    I debated to myself whether to go with a lesser monitor, but in the end I knew that I'd regret it, so I splurged. My wallet is still recovering, but I think it was worth it - the connectivity and quality are great. :)
     
  11. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    TN is TN. if you're getting crap it may as well be cheap crap, so just get whichever you can find for cheapest. or you could do as i'm doing and get a really nice 24" primary and a crap secondary to stay under budget.

    @badders - i've heard the v2400 is not quite as nice as the g2400. i forget what the actual complaints were, but a bunch of people on the NCIX forums were complaining about it.
     
  12. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    I highly suggest heeding supertoads advice on getting one good primary, and use your current 17" as a second display. That is what I've done with my Nec 2690wuxi, and my LG 22".
    Not only will the good LCD most likely last longer, it'll look much better.

    Is this an option you're willing to go with? What do you normally do on your computer?

    I'm very tempted to get another one of my 2690 so I can finally demote the 22" LG to a network display of sorts, and run dual Necs.
     
  13. relix

    relix Well-Known Member

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    I don't know... I quite like my desktop to look awesome and that's not going to happen with two totally differint looking screens (as in aesthetics, not in image quality). 95% of what I do is surfing the web, reading e-mail and coding. 4% is watching movies, 1% is image editing, photograph post-processing, games.

    I will probably buy 1 24" at first, and then use it together with a 17" for a while, before buying 2.

    Say I'd buy an MVA/PVA/S-IPS, what would you suggest? Not the dell 2408WFP which is €800. Not gonna happen.
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That's weird, over here you can get a 2408WFP on pre-order for £380 = 490 Euro's, apparently...

    What's within your budget?
     
  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Adding my vote for the G2400W's. Very nice monitors, and they're cheap which is a nice bonus.
     
  16. relix

    relix Well-Known Member

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    On dell.be it says €800, but in Germany it's €600. My budget however, should I stretch it for this, would be €1000 for two, so €500 each. Here's a dandy list with cheapest prices for mainland Europe: http://geizhals.at/eu/?cat=monlcd19wide;xf=99_24~98_1920x1200&sort=p
     
  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Not surprising it's more expensive - Dell want £580 for a 2408WFP over here...

    According to that list you can get yourself a BenQ FP241WZ for 426 Euro's? (If I'm reading it right, don't speak German) I'd get a pair of those tbh, they're epic monitors.
     
  18. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'm going 2707 over here, £335 + vat
     
  19. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    mcscom? What about the 2709?
     
  20. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    The 2709 has MASSIVE lag apparantly, most sites/places peg it between 50ms and 75ms
     
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