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  1. 1. Best Monitor for the job?

    • LG 24EB23PM-B
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    • LG 24EB23PY-B
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    • ASUS PA248Q
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    • Dell UltraSharp U2412M
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    • Other
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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.
  http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/lcd-computer-monitors/lg-24EB23PM-B
  http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/documents/SPEC_EB23Series_031317_PR.pdf
  http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/documents/LC_LCDSmScrn_031328_PR.pdf
  http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7965934
  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005496

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.
  http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/lcd-computer-monitors/lg-24EB23PY-B
  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005491

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.
  https://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/PA248Q/
  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236287
  http://www.digitalversus.com/lcd-monitor/asus-pa248q-p13430/monitor-review-asus-pa248q-better-than-pa246q-n24543.html
  http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/pc-peripheral/3416265/asus-pa248q-review/?tab=verdictTab#top

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

-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:
  http://gizmodo.com/5936192/16-misleading-display-specs-and-what-they-really-mean
  http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/display_myths_shattered
  http://pcmonitors.info/articles/the-evolution-of-led-backlights
  http://compreviews.about.com/od/monitors/a/LCD-Monitor-Buyers-Guide.htm

How well do the 'LG 24EB23PM-B' / 'ASUS PA248Q ' stack up?
Other suggestions are welcome.  
Thank you very much for the help.
 

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The second LG screen LG 24EB23PY-B integrates a USB hub. In between the two, if USB hub not needed, I would go with the PM-B model in between these two.

 

The Dell Ultrasharp usually has a pretty high user satisfaction base. On most forums I only have seen positive comments on this monitor.

 

The Asus VA panel is generally not recommended for gaming as most of the time it induces ghosting. This is a very good color reproducing panel, mostly for photography duties.

TN panels are the ones that have the fastest response time, IPS is a bit slower but color reproduction is closer to a VA panel, being suitable for photography.

 

I think Asus do have some IPS models also, whose would maybe suit you better since you want to game. You can also look for monitor input lag on Google (or monitor enthusiasts forum), this is the time it takes for your monitor to display an image sent by your video card. This will tell you if it is made to game or not.

 

I don't know if the LG is good, since the first retail model available that I have seen at a Staples since three years had mid-range color reproduction and some ghosting occuring.

 

Do not hesitate to ask for more info.

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Does it have to be a 24"?? I'd look into some of the 27" Korean monitors if I were you. Probably around the same price and more resolution and physical size

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Does it have to be a 24"?? I'd look into some of the 27" Korean monitors if I were you. Probably around the same price and more resolution and physical size

Sorry for slightly stealing this thread, but what Korean brands can you recommend ivi?

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Does it have to be a 24"?? I'd look into some of the 27" Korean monitors if I were you. Probably around the same price and more resolution and physical size

Sorry for slightly stealing this thread, but what Korean brands can you recommend ivi?
I sadly haven't done a great deal of research into them since my HP has been a trooper but it doesn't look like you could go wrong with I'd say 85% of the ones out there. Just get a model with the connections/features you want and then opt in to a dead pixel prevention policy if you'd like.

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Does it have to be a 24"?? I'd look into some of the 27" Korean monitors if I were you. Probably around the same price and more resolution and physical size

Sorry for slightly stealing this thread, but what Korean brands can you recommend ivi?
I sadly haven't done a great deal of research into them since my HP has been a trooper but it doesn't look like you could go wrong with I'd say 85% of the ones out there. Just get a model with the connections/features you want and then opt in to a dead pixel prevention policy if you'd like.

 

Hmm. Will definitely look into it. I think I remember Waco being very pleased with his as well

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Does it have to be a 24"?? I'd look into some of the 27" Korean monitors if I were you. Probably around the same price and more resolution and physical size

Sorry for slightly stealing this thread, but what Korean brands can you recommend ivi?
I sadly haven't done a great deal of research into them since my HP has been a trooper but it doesn't look like you could go wrong with I'd say 85% of the ones out there. Just get a model with the connections/features you want and then opt in to a dead pixel prevention policy if you'd like.

Hmm. Will definitely look into it. I think I remember Waco being very pleased with his as well
Yeah his came to mind, since most are IPS panels and his is that special Samsung PLS tech

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For the money it might be hard to beat the Acer B243PWLAJbmdrz............

 

Just a thought since it didn't make your original list  :)

 

I've got an older Acer monitor that I've been using for over 3 years now and it has been a dandy.

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