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Redeemed
05-21-12, 11:13 AM
Yo' bros! :cool:

So I built a new computer for my parents as a b-day gift. I'm also giving them my monitor as with it being larger, should be easier for them to read things. Anyhow, I'm gonna' be rocking their smaller Dell 20.1" for a bit but want to upgrade to a 27" within a month.

So just looking for some feed back. My price range is preferrably $200 - $300, at the upper limit being $400 but I would really prefer not spend that much.

What I'm looking for is an LED 27" monitor with emphasis on build quality over image quality- I don't want dead pixels appearing within a year of owning it or something else failing. I don't do much in the way of video or photo editing (may down the road but not too concerned about it). I mostly play video games and watch movies, occasionally doing some photo or video editing but it's far from the primary use of my computer. Prefer to only spend between $200 and $300, $400 only if it's absolutely necessary.

Roadhog
05-21-12, 11:34 AM
Forget the 27". Because 1080p on a 27" looks horrible, and a 1440p 27" will run you $800+ for a nice one. Go for 24" with this, http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&sku=320-2676

Roadhog
05-21-12, 11:41 AM
Sup bro! :cool:

If you really want a 27", get at least a 2560x1440 one. The Dell U2711 costs less then $700 here. I'd say it would be worth saving for that screen instead of getting a 1080p screen for around $400...

It costs $900 here which is over double his budget.

Dr.Nick
05-21-12, 11:45 AM
Don't know about its build quality but the panel used is excellent and half the price of others (same one as the dells and apple big boys)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0384780

Logical
05-21-12, 11:45 AM
24" is definately the sweetspot for 1080p/ 1920x1200 resolutions.

24" Dell U2412M IPS LED Monitor Anti-Glare Full HD DVI/DisplayPort 1920x1200 300cd/m2 1000:1 8ms 4xUSB Hub = awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047

Logical
05-21-12, 11:47 AM
Forget the 27". Because 1080p on a 27" looks horrible, and a 1440p 27" will run you $800+ for a nice one. Go for 24" with this, http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&sku=320-2676

Good call...

crainger
05-21-12, 04:53 PM
Well in that case...

That's probably the first time hardware is cheaper in Switzerland compared to the US :p

They are cheaper here too, Dell is one of the few hardware sellers that constantly update pricing to match the markets.

I'd recommend a 24" Dell also. I have 2 U2711s and they have been awesome, both in quality and service. They had the screens delivered the next day and the discounts were pretty good also.

mullet
05-21-12, 07:19 PM
24" is definately the sweetspot for 1080p/ 1920x1200 resolutions.

24" Dell U2412M IPS LED Monitor Anti-Glare Full HD DVI/DisplayPort 1920x1200 300cd/m2 1000:1 8ms 4xUSB Hub = awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047

WINNER!!!! I love mine.

Redeemed
05-22-12, 01:59 AM
24" is definately the sweetspot for 1080p/ 1920x1200 resolutions.

24" Dell U2412M IPS LED Monitor Anti-Glare Full HD DVI/DisplayPort 1920x1200 300cd/m2 1000:1 8ms 4xUSB Hub = awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047

Really??? $309 for that!?!?!!??? :bugeyes:

That's LED and IPS- holy flippin' cow! :lol: I expected something like that to run nearing $1k! :o Same size and same resolution as my previous HP monitor while consuming half the power, taking up less space, and likely producing a far superior image... man I'm tempted to buy it now but I'd have to dip into my savings. :lol:

DON'T. WANT. TO. WAIT. :( :o :lol:

Thanks guys, think I've made up my mind. Didn't take nearly as long as I expected it to. :lol:

Logical
05-22-12, 06:14 AM
slaWter is right, personally i would go for a s-ips or ips LCD DELL but you may pay upto $600, but for the price and the fact Redeemed stated he wanted LED then the Dell U2412M is a bargain to be had.

Redeemed
05-22-12, 08:58 AM
I'm not a video buff by any means and though this may not compare favorably to today's high-end screens, it'll be much better than my previous HP Monitor and much better than the monitor I'm using now. And it's within my price range. :)

mullet
05-22-12, 03:26 PM
slaWter is write but Redeemed can't afford what slaWter is so right about so Redeemed will make the right choice based of his wallet to technology ratio cost analysis algorithm. :D <- I did that for slaWter.

Redeemed
05-23-12, 12:02 PM
:lol:

That pretty much sums it up, Mullet. :D If I could, I'd be rocking three 30" monitors with tri-fire or quad sli and essentially a stupid-over kill system in every possible way simply because it'd be awesome. :lol:

But I can't. :o :(

So I make do with what I can afford, which is thankfully more than I really need. :)

Logical
05-23-12, 12:29 PM
:lol:

That pretty much sums it up, Mullet. :D If I could, I'd be rocking three 30" monitors with tri-fire or quad sli and essentially a stupid-over kill system in every possible way simply because it'd be awesome. :lol:

But I can't. :o :(

So I make do with what I can afford, which is thankfully more than I really need. :)

Wouldn't we all m8, wouldn't we all......This is why the majority buy Fords and not Ferrari's.

You certainly won't be disappointed with the Dell U2412M, its a very good monitor for the price.

Redeemed
05-23-12, 02:31 PM
Wouldn't we all m8, wouldn't we all......This is why the majority buy Fords and not Ferrari's.

You certainly won't be disappointed with the Dell U2412M, its a very good monitor for the price.

I think I will. :) Even though it's not up to Slawter's standards (:p :lol: :POKE:) it's gonna' be a step up from what I was using, and what I am using. Though this little Dell I'm using now displays a pretty good image IMO, I just don't like the lack of screen real-estate. Figuring I'll wait till about this time next month before making the purchase. Now that I've got a solid monitor to focus on, I have time to do some research on the different kinds of IPS, the pros and cons of LED, etc. Pretty certain that's the monitor I'll get but like I said, waiting a month mostly so I don't have to dip into savings for this and I want to read professional and user reviews.

Maybe one of these days when I'm a mutli-trillionaire like Slawter I'll be able to afford all those nice things. :p :D

Redeemed
05-23-12, 02:53 PM
I was just trying to explain why it's not $1k even though it has marketing keywords like "LED" and "IPS" written all over it ;) :p

It's still a good screen, no doubt.

btw, the last screen I bought was a $99 22" TN monster - so much for my standards :super:

:rofl

Slawter, I hope you realize I'm just giving you crap. Gotta' lot of respect for ya', buddy. :)

Logical
05-23-12, 04:36 PM
slaWter knows we all envy his triple surround uber rig...*sigh* one can only dream...

:zzzz:

mullet
05-23-12, 09:53 PM
slaWter knows we all envy his triple surround uber rig...*sigh* one can only dream...



+1

Muppet
05-24-12, 06:56 AM
+1

+2 :D

Dr.Nick
05-24-12, 10:48 AM
I had a chance to check out the 27" I linked to earlier in person and I have to say that it most definitely deserves a look. The monitor itself looks a little fugly but the panel looked fantastic in store. Basically a cheap u2711. If you have a MC close by you should go take a look in person. For $400 it would probably be my top choice though I would also add a protection plan to it just to be safe
There is a thread with pics over at [H] (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1694047)

Redeemed
05-24-12, 12:59 PM
I had a chance to check out the 27" I linked to earlier in person and I have to say that it most definitely deserves a look. The monitor itself looks a little fugly but the panel looked fantastic in store. Basically a cheap u2711. If you have a MC close by you should go take a look in person. For $400 it would probably be my top choice though I would also add a protection plan to it just to be safe
There is a thread with pics over at [H] (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1694047)

I dunno man... I'm pretty sold on that Dell. I do wish it were the 27" but my previous 24" monitor was big enough. I'm not sure how much I'd really appreciate the 3", ya' know? :lol:

Besides, I also need to be realistic- I don't have a lot of room. That 24" HP I had filled up my desk almost perfectly. 27" would fit, but it may be over kill not leaving room for anything else.

I'm sure that monitor you linked to is fine, but it costs $100 more, is a no-name brand. Sure it may produce a great image but will I start having issues with it a year or two down the road? I know Dell makes solid displays and honestly I value longevity over image quality and with that Dell I'd be getting both.

I do appreciate the input though, I am keeping all things in consideration still but have to admit I am strongly leaning towards the Dell. :)

Dr.Nick
05-24-12, 02:22 PM
I understand and I don't blame you; The one year warranty on it is pretty bad. You really can't got wrong with Dell tho, they make great displays. My 2405 is a solid seven years old and it still looks and runs like new. Hope you enjoy the one you go for

Redeemed
05-24-12, 03:42 PM
I understand and I don't blame you; The one year warranty on it is pretty bad. You really can't got wrong with Dell tho, they make great displays. My 2405 is a solid seven years old and it still looks and runs like new. Hope you enjoy the one you go for

Thanks man. :)

Ghosthunter
05-24-12, 10:55 PM
I picked up this monitor recently - ASUS VE258Q - 25 inch for $230 I think on sale.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236123

I upgraded from a Samsung 20 inch 5 year old monitor and it was like night and day difference.

The colors are so vivid, everytime I look at my screen I am in love...games just look awesome. I cannot believe I waited this long to get a bigger screen.


The biggest problem I ran into with shopping for monitors a lot of it is subjective and going based on other reviews, and problem is with so many monitors out there not like you can just go to a Best Buy and look to see how you like it. It took me a few weeks to decide it but glad I did and the price is perfect.

jkmetal
05-25-12, 10:10 AM
Go with the dell. I using two dell monitors right now, a p1130 and a 2007wfp. Neither is young yet both are still amazing. Plus the warranty on my 2007wfp has allowed me to replace two faulty models hassle free. (I ve been using this exact 2007wfp since jan 2008.)