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Good morning all,

 

I feel it is time to finally upgrade one of my 19" LCD's to something a little newer and bigger. While it will be painful to break up the pair I want something a little bigger. While I would love something huge I would like to stay in the 24” range so I can continue using my stand (which means it must also be VESA compatible). I’ve done a lot of research but I’m just a little confused and there aren’t a lot of reviews either. I use the monitor for work/school (network admin) but I also enjoy watching movies and playing games on it as well. While I’ve read that IPS panels have great color and contrast they are not great for gaming as they lag a little. Any ideas where to start?

 

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How does the mount work? It says it has a 100mm by 100mm mount but I don't really see it in the pictures. Possibly the center piece pops out?

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Good morning all,

 

I feel it is time to finally upgrade one of my 19" LCD's to something a little newer and bigger. While it will be painful to break up the pair I want something a little bigger. While I would love something huge I would like to stay in the 24” range so I can continue using my stand (which means it must also be VESA compatible). I’ve done a lot of research but I’m just a little confused and there aren’t a lot of reviews either. I use the monitor for work/school (network admin) but I also enjoy watching movies and playing games on it as well. While I’ve read that IPS panels have great color and contrast they are not great for gaming as they lag a little. Any ideas where to start?

 

Thanks!

 

 

I recently upgraded to the HP ZR24W. IPS, 24", 1920x1200, Display Port. I mostly use PC for FPS games and the odd movie and have had no issues with lag.

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Warning: Some of the flat panel monitors will not display the computer BIOS Screen due to not being able to handle low resolution display setting. Beware

My wife bought a 22 in wide screen Viewsonic with this problem. It's a real pain in the butt to have to drag up another monitor to see BIOS, get into Windows Safe Mode, reinstall op system.

 

Good Luck

 

 

 

 

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Edited by Razorback64

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Warning: Some of the flat panel monitors will not display the computer BIOS Screen due to not being able to handle low resolution display setting. Beware

My wife bought a 22 in wide screen Viewsonic with this problem. It's a real pain in the butt to have to drag up another monitor to see BIOS, get into Windows Safe Mode, reinstall op system.

 

Good Luck

 

Uh, I'd like to point out that I have never had this issue on any LCD screen I've ever used. Heck, I have a 1920x1200 screen and I've never had that problem. I've never even heard of this happening to any monitor anywhere.

 

Anyways, I vote for the HP ZR24w that dihartnell uses or any monitor that uses an IPS panel. You can pick up the Dell UltraSharp U2211H or the U2311H for 300 bucks or less for either one. Both have a 1920x1080 res but its a cheap solution for an IPS panel that will give you great colors, great viewing angles, and pretty good performance during fast action too.

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I have but one fear going IPS. Ghosting. While I have been using LCD's for years I have had two Samsung 940BF's for about 3-4 years now. These puppies were praised to be some of the quickest LCD's on the market for awhile there with 2ms response times. That being said after reading reviews on new "gamer" LCD's featuring 120hz technology I guess that's all their really good at, gaming. I hate decisions like these!

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The two Dells I listed have a low enough response time that you won't have any ghosting. Besides, anything below 12ms can't be picked up by human eyes. People may seem to think so but that is more than likely input lag and not actually ghosting of the screen.

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How does the mount work? It says it has a 100mm by 100mm mount but I don't really see it in the pictures. Possibly the center piece pops out?

 

 

most wall mounts I have seen will adjust to fit the monitor , the trick is finding studs where you want them should you use a wall mount .

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The Asus 24" VH242H is a good bet, i have had the 22" model for a while now with no issues. I know for a fact it has holes for mounts at the back of it.

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