Best 24" display deal?

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  1. Black Diesel macrumors member

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    Gurus,

    What's the best deal going right now for a 24" display?? Nothing fancy. I'm not a gamer or professional video editor, I just need one to pair up with my 24" iMac.

    My 24" acer just literally blew up 10 miniutes ago, no joke. I didn't think such a thing was possibly but it made a hissing sound as if I punctured a car tire and a huge plume of smoke came out of the top of it...straight out of a movie, I couldn't believe it!

    Anyway, I just need a new 24" and I figured you guys would know where to get the sweet deals. Maybe $200-$300 range? What's the best bang for the buck?

    Thanks
     
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    That one is a 1920x1080 - does it match the aspect ratio on your iMac?
     
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    Unless 24" monitor is a must for OP. The cheapest 24" with IPS panel I found is 499$ in NewEgg.
     
  6. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    True. But honestly, 23", 24", there really isn't much of a difference, considering that the resolution is the same. ;)

    I'd rather have an IPS panel and an inch less, than a crappy TN.
    The Dell U2311H and NEC EA23WMI are other (and definitely better than the Asus) options for a 23" IPS monitor. Both are around $300.
     
  7. rkmac macrumors 6502

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    I can highly recommend the Dell U2311H. Had mine for a few months now and it is an great monitor.
     
  8. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    This. Also, the Dell is a solid budget monitor.

    Unless your eyesight is not great, there is never a good reason to select a monitor that is larger with the same resolution. Always go for higher pixels per inch when possible.

    Now, if you need 1920x1200, then yes, you will have to get 24". But if you don't feel a burning need for 16:10 aspect ratio, feel free to get something smaller. I've had positive experiences with the Dell U2211H - same thing, but it's 21.5" instead of 23".
     
  9. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat as the OP.

    However, among the NEC EA232WMI-BK, I'm also looking at the Samsung PX2370 - which has been getting amazing reviews.
     
  10. badmoth macrumors newbie

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    Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP (1900x1200) refurbs are available at Dell Outlet for $399. Outstanding 24" display.
     
  11. PrePressAcrobat macrumors member

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    I have several of the Collins Cinema Display
    Love em.

    MSD
     
  12. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    +1
     
  13. FluJunkie macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like to echo the recommendations toward the u2311H - it's an outstanding monitor, and way more affordable than it's 24 inch brother. Sharp, crisp and a pleasure to work with.
     
  14. seek3r macrumors 6502

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    Just my 2c, but haven't seen that in my experience. The comments on Newegg aren't *always* helpful, but they tend to be a damn sight better than any other site....

    and I triple echo the u2311H for a good budget buy!
     
  15. jasonp99 macrumors newbie

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    What do y'all think of the HP zr24w? It's an IPS 24" panel, 1920x1200. I'm interested in this resolution though it's not too common because of the HD craze. At work I use two 1600x1200 panels and it would a serious annoyance to give up 120 pixels of vertical resolution.

    http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1272354232

    Any other recommend IPS-based 1920x1200 displays?

    Thanks!
     
  16. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    If you dont mind tinting and backlight bleed, that is very true.
     
  17. rkmac macrumors 6502

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    I feel a rebuttal is in order.
    You have to remember that all monitors will have quality issues of some description. However it seems that a small number of people love to blow these issues out of proportion when it comes down to it. I know many people who have had no problems with the backlight or tinting, and yet because some people may have had these problems people see fit to say that the entire product line is a dud.
    I can still vouch for the U2311H and will continue to do so (and I'm sure my 2 +1s will agree).
     

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