Recommend me a good monitor

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by AlanJohn, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. AlanJohn

    AlanJohn くたばれ

    Jan 6, 2011
    Canada,New Jersey
    I want to get rid of my terrible 4:3 monitor and go FULL-HD with a 1920x1080 res monitor (or even bigger).
    But, I cant find a good one yet.
    So, here are the basic requirements:
    • Widescreen
    • Under $200
    • Over 22"
    And another question, should I get an IPS monitor, and do they actually have a bigger latency then standard ones? Does this effect gaming?
  2. Anon10W1z

    Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 18, 2012
    United States
    Somewhere over the rainbow
  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    I've used a LG Flatron M2294D for the longest time until I got my new Dell U24... 12M was it? I forget with all these stupid model numbers. The 24" Dell one. They rock.
  4. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

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    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
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    I've got a Hannspree HF225 22" LCD, 1920x1080.

    The thing is beautiful.
  5. Celice

    Celice GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    Are you sure your system will be able to handle running stuff at your new resolution? If you're into gaming at all, you may be in for a shock at how much your fps can be hit with larger resolutions--but the worst part is that most monitors nowadays have one intended resolution, and all others are blurry as heck and not really usable without being distracting. They're either scaled or bordered in; it might be better to settle for a nice widescreen that pairs well with your hardware/gaming personality.
  6. kjb1686

    kjb1686 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 30, 2009
    United States
    Olean New York
    I have recently bought this monitor

    I have to say it is beautiful, has a led backlight and is a lcd monitor the thing is bright to. It can be pitch dark and it lights up the whole room no problem whatsoever i love this thing and it is only 180.
  7. qlum

    qlum Posting when needed

    Sep 25, 2008
    The Pirate Homeworld
    Go for the dell ultrasharp U2312HM or if its still available at not much more the U2311H sure its the older model and yes it doesn't have led backlight but its a bit better screen, I would know as I own both. The biggest benefit to me of the ultrasharps is that they are very stable and don't wobble unlike those lg screens. They also support quite a lot of input methods and can turn to portrait mode. also they have usb ports So really I would recommend them they are relatively cheap but still good ips screens. the price I don't know but the eu price is about 160 euro so I assume that falls within range.

    Yes you should go ips, the latency difference is not noticeable unlike the earliest ips screens and they offer a significantly better image. led backlight is practically the standard but it doesn't mean much, makes it a little bit white, consumes a bit less power but actually is a bit negative for the color reproduction.