Dell S-IPS vs Viewsonic MVA vs Nec AS-IPS vs ??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by aliquis-, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Hi, I'm looking for a 20" TFT for regular desktop usage. Sure I play some games, but I doubt 2ms performance will be that important, thought the better... the better =P

    Anyway I would never be happy enough with a monitor which suck, so which one should I go with?

    The Viewsonic MVA 20" are a little cheaper than the Dell S-IPS, that one have had banding issues but there are none in "desktop mode" so I doubt that matters. Which one of those do the people who have tried both prefer?

    How are Samsung PVA-panels? (I think they where PVA atleast.)

    The Dell one are around 3200 sek here, the Nec AS-IPS one are around 4700, is it worth the additional cost or is the Dell the best one I can get for the price?
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
  3. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    S-IPS panels are generally the best... you'll get wider viewing angles, and more accurate color/contrast across the entire screen.

    Here are some photos showing examples of that (although I think these are mostly 22" screens):

    The Dell S-IPS is what I'm using at work, and it's quite good. However, Dell uses other panels in their 20" monitors too... so you might order one and end up with a PVA panel instead.

    I believe the Apple 20" uses S-IPS panels exclusively. That would be a good choice if you don't need the extra ports that the Dell has.
  4. aliquis- thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    So what is closest then? It's not Apple hardware.

    I took this one since the photo people probably knows most about which screens got nice colors and so on.

    Thought as I said fast is nice to, but not if it makes the screen look like **** because I'm not that much of a gamer ;/
  5. aliquis- thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Well the prices are like this:

    Viewsonic VX2025wm, 2500 sek + shipping (how is vx2055?)
    Dell 2007WFP, 3193 with shipping
    NEC LCD20WGX2 Pro, 4831 + shipping
    Apple CD, 5895 - student 10%?

    So I guess it's fairly obvious why Apple cinema display is out of the question, Necs kick ass monitor is cheaper... But much more expensive than the Dell.

    The Dell one had banding issues due to some graphics functions but those are turned of in desktop mode so one won't see them, however I guess one might have wanted them?

    Are the Dell one better than the Viewsonic?
    The NEC really isn't worth that much more or is it?

    Viewsonic is MVA I think, also Samsung got some PVA-panels? Are those any good?
    Dell is S-IPS or PVA but it only cost 100 sek to switch and everyone here seems to get S-IPS so no worries.
    NEC is AS-IPS 6ms.
    The Nec modell with "M" in its name doesn't exist longer or is it the same?

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