So close to a year ago I was looking into getting a new monitor. In the end I opted to hold out and wait a bit. Now with Xmas around the corner I'm ready to dump the CRT and get a LCD monitor.
I've been looking at the Dell 24" Ultrasharp 2408WFP. This would be used for 3D modeling, texturing, day-to-day use and gaming (both 360 and PC).
Some sites say this is the best for your buck 24" LCD...then some user reviews say this is a steaming pile of shit.
Just curious if some peeps here can bring light to the matter as I need to get the wife the xmas list soon!
The control panel at the bottom is amazing actually...
I'd really recommend the Apple Cinema HD 23", which is what I use on my PC. Fantastic monitor, but it's DVI-I only, so you can't feed any consoles into it
it is not one of the fast and shite TN panels tho so not sure how it would fare in gaming with high contrast images.
Its funny to see people using 22" monitors here, all they are is 20" monitors with bigger pixels, you've got to go up to 24" to actually get a better resolution than 1680x1050. OMG DOT-PITCH. Also there are virtually(absolutely? i couldnt find a single one) NO 22" monitors that aren't crappy TN displays with bad view angles. You people call yourselfs artists? =D
Anyway the 2408WFP should be a VA panel, just watch out for the E248WFP and the like of cheaper Ultrasharp monitors.
I don't know how to post videos, so here's a link with a video showing the flickerings compared with another Dell monitor (4:3 19") http://blog.whiteblaizer.com/?p=183
I'm looking for a good monitor too, but i don't see anything i like. Almost all tft monitors have image noise, you can't have a plain color in photoshop. Banding, imput lag, dead pixels, etc. is something terrible, i have bought 2 24" lcd monitors, and all them were returned .
I'm still working with my 22" flat CRT (1280x1024) monitor because i don't see anything better with images.
Some friends have recommended me the new hp lp2475w but i have my doubts because i can't buy it yet (in spain)
The best features: h-ips panel, good colors after calibration, ARC (the three modes), not so much imput lag, etc.
The base is ugly! this one can be pivoted too, portrait windows hehe
To buy a tft is a headache!
The hp lp2475w is around 550 euros, and the 24"-25,5" Necs around 1100 euros. Almost the double .
I have a 22" right now with i believe 2ms response, 1680x1050 res and 3:000-1 dynamic contrast ratio, but the colors could definately be alot better. But this costs me like 200 or less so.
And no, I don't work for Newegg, but I have 2 of these and love them. Only problem is when I bought them they cost around $400.00 each!