BenQ, Samsung, Dell? Looking for a 24" monitor.

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  1. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    My preference is in order of price, from highest to lowest. You know why.
     
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    I'm a Samsung fan myself.
     
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    imo, none. save more money and get those that use a PVA/MVA or IPS panels.
     
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    btw, that BenQ is cheaper at buy.com
     
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    samsung, hp, gateway, benq..... in that order

    I giggle whenever some idiot gets con'd into buying the dell.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I didn't click on the links so this is just an fyi, but they are making 6 bit 24" panels right now.
    You do not want.

    So make sure you know what you're getting.
     
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    Never seen BenQ or Gateway LCDs in person, but Samsung is great and HP isn't too far behind.

    Can always get the new 24" HP LED LCD for $3,500 (I think it's out now).

    Only time I would (did) buy a Dell monitor is just for a rarely used workstation monitor that had to be LCD because of space. Its my HTPC to work mess with settings since its hooked up to a CRT HD so the pixel definition isn't too good when reading small font...it was a 17" widescreen and $139 shipped.
     
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    Dell's 2408wfp and their flagship 30" are not bad.
    that E248WFP uses shitty TN panel, while the 2408wfp uses a Samsung S-PVA panel,... the 30" uses an LG.Philips WG S-IPS. Same shit that the expensive NECs, Planar, etc., use.
     
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    Don't even know what PVA/MVA or IPS panels are? Plus, I don't want to dump a bunch of money into a monitor. I'm happy with my HP w1907 I just want something bigger.
     
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    I've still gotta :o at the 'shitty TN panel' comments...

    I just ordered my second TN panel monitor, the retarded twin for my Ultrasharp 2208wfp.
     
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    TN panels are not great compared to other options. However, for a cheap computer that sees just basic web browsing and word processing, then it's fine.

    I wouldn't recommend TN for hardcore gaming or photo editing.
     
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    I'd say TN is the best choice for fast-paced gaming since it has better response times and doesn't suffer as much from input lag. The drawbacks of TN, like color reproduction and narrow viewing angles, aren't so critical for games.
     
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    it is, but VA and IPS have very decent response times as well.

    generally,...

    TN - best used for gaming and general use, meh on movies, poor in photo editing, viewing angles suck
    VA - also good in gaming, just fine for movies and photo editing
    IPS - sex
     
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    I have a BenQ 24 (DVI, component, composite, HDMI w/HDCP, etc) and love it.
     
  20. Danno

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    :cool:

    Looks like an option, and it's $409 on that site with their $40 off promo code.
     
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    I have a pair of 6-bit/channel LG Flatrons, and I honestly don't notice the difference. The 8-bit/channel screens produce slightly smoother gradients, like on rounded command buttons and things like that, but when it comes to overall image quality it's just as good.
     
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    depends on your needs. For normal IT/office work, they're fine. For graphic design, not so good.
     
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    I jumped on that as soon as i saw it cause everywhere else is selling them for like 500-600
     
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    Samsung and nothing else will do for me.
     
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    I've only done limited research on monitors but 600 seems pretty outrageous for a TN panel.

    But....$409 isn't bad. How do you like it? Not sure I really like the design much.
     

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