best monitor (decently priced/sized)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by donga, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. donga macrumors 6502a

    donga

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    anyone have suggestions on the best monitor in the 23-24 inch range priced between $200-300.

    the ones i have been looking at are:

    Dell SP2309W
    Samsung SyncMaster XL2370
    Dell G2410

    the sp2309w has great features and a higher resolution, but I really like the LEDs in the samsung and g2410. what do yall think?
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

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    The SyncMaster you list is an updated model of the P2370 that I have. This is a PVA panel (at least the P2370 is-the P was "Premium"). Color, contrast and sharpness are outstanding. It is the only monitor that I have ever had to turn down.The best Dell monitors are the UltraSharp series. These are their IPS panels. IPS is #1 for color, PVA is #2 and TN is #3.

    Dale
     
  3. pmkoch macrumors regular

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    I am picking the SP2309W over the G2410. The SP2309W has a better rating on CNET than the G2410.
    The SP2309W will also be on sale friday for $219 on the Dell website. :D
     
  4. andymodem macrumors 6502a

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    If you would consider a 22" monitor with 1680X1050 resolution, then hands down the Dell 2209WA. I could never go back to a TN paneled display after having the IPS in my 2209WA.

    Edit: Didn't know the SP2309W had 2,048x1,152 resolution. I'd rather have the higher res myself, but can't stand 16:9 monitors.
     
  5. donga thread starter macrumors 6502a

    donga

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    how does the picture of the sp2309w compare to an led though?

    i can see the difference in my mbp and 24" imac.
     
  6. donga thread starter macrumors 6502a

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