Choosing new monitor: for Gaming, video, and general purpose.
I prefer 16:10 Aspect Ratio to 16:9.
I am looking at 24", 1920 x 1200, 16:10 options, $320 max.
Would really appreciate some input.
I was satisfied with the LG W2241T [21.5", TN, 8000:1 Dynamic], until the capacitors blew. I didn't experience problems associated with the dynamic contrast.
Current top contenders:
1. LG 24EB23PM-B - IPS, 5ms Response Time, 300 cd/m2 Brightness, Contrast Ratio - Mega CR(DFC) (1000:1 - 5mil:1 Dynamic), Refresh Rate - 56-75 Hz, TFT active matrix, WLED backlight, Dot pitch 0.269 mm,
Release Date - April 10, 2013. $240 - $260.
I can't find any reviews; possibly because it's so new on the market.
2. LG 24EB23PY-B - Seems to be a more expensive version. The only difference I can find is that it supports Display Port hookup.
If you can find other differences, please tell. $313.
3. ASUS PA248Q ProArt Series. Boasting superior color ("Color Saturation 100% sRGB, 72% NTSC"), though I think they're going heavy on the marketing fluff.
IPS, 6ms GTG Response Time, Contrast is 80mil:1 Dynamic, WLED Backlit (not RGB-LED), other specs are nearly the same.
Possibly better color, but poorer response time.
Released: ~7/2012. $310 - $370.
Reviews are positive, but do state that ASUS is inflating its numbers.
4. Dell UltraSharp U2412M is well-reviewed, slightly older. Similar specs, with some differences.
IPS, Contrast 2,000,000:1 dynamic, Response Time 8ms. Other specs are nearly same as LG, on paper.
Released ~7/2011. $350 - $380.
-It is important to note that many of the tech specs are filled with marketing BS, and that the LG and ASUS may be about even.
-Part of the cost of the display is from additions I don't care anything about. I'll include approximate cost of the items, as if they were sold separately; however, when things are bundled-in like this, they often use cheap parts, tout it as a big deal, and add much more to the actual pricetag.
LG 24EB23PM-B: Built-in speakers. ~$10.
ASUS PA248Q: 4 USB 3.0 Ports. ~$30.
Both have an Ergonomic Adjustable Stand. I need one, but I'm prepared to buy one separately.
I would go to a store to see them both with my own eyes; but I can't seem to find a convenient store location with these models. So I'll likely have to buy sight-unseen; which is a large part of the reason I am asking for help.
Useful information on tech specs and marketing hype:
How well do the 'LG 24EB23PM-B' / 'ASUS PA248Q ' stack up?
Other suggestions are welcome.
Thank you very much for the help.
Edited by Abstract, 23 June 2013 - 01:09 AM.