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Old 05-21-12, 11:13 AM   #1
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Yo' bros!

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.
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Old 05-21-12, 11:34 AM   #2
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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/p...n&sku=320-2676
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Old 05-21-12, 11:41 AM   #3
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Sup bro!

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.
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Old 05-21-12, 11:45 AM   #4
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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_pr...uct_id=0384780
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Old 05-21-12, 11:45 AM   #5
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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/Produc...82E16824260047
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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/p...n&sku=320-2676
Good call...
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Old 05-21-12, 04:53 PM   #7
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Well in that case...

That's probably the first time hardware is cheaper in Switzerland compared to the US
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.
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Old 05-21-12, 07:19 PM   #8
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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/Produc...82E16824260047
WINNER!!!! I love mine.
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Old 05-22-12, 01:59 AM   #9
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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/Produc...82E16824260047
Really??? $309 for that!?!?!!???

That's LED and IPS- holy flippin' cow! I expected something like that to run nearing $1k! 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.

DON'T. WANT. TO. WAIT.

Thanks guys, think I've made up my mind. Didn't take nearly as long as I expected it to.
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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.
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Old 05-22-12, 08:58 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-22-12, 03:26 PM   #12
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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. <- I did that for slaWter.
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