Dell ST2421L

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  1. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Not sure what you application is going to be, but here is my thought.

    Its not a bad monitor. I was considering it last night as a matter of fact. However, look at the Samsung 23" 550 Series model. For $20 more, it seems like a better overall display.

    I ended up with the 27" Samsung 550 Series since it was on sale for $329.
     
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    Thank you!

    I only use my Mini for the basics. Internet, email, school work. Nothing graphic intensive.
     
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    Is LED better than LCD for basic usage?

    I have also heard I should look for IPS. Any advice?
     
  5. thelead macrumors 6502

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    LED is just a marketing term used on tv's and monitors these days. LED lighting is used to illuminate the LCD panel instead of the conventional fluorescent lighting (which is named CCFL). So LED monitors are actually just LCD monitors with a different backlight.

    IPS LCDs are great for viewing angels, color reproduction and accuracy. IPS screens are still LCD screens and can be found with either CCFL or LED backlighting. IPS screens are also often pricier than other types of screens.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    It does, thanks so much!
     
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    Thank you, I did see that in the reviews. I have a 2012 Mini that I am already using DVI on. I appreciate the heads up! :)
     
  12. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    On the page you posted above, I'd recommend the Dell Ultrasharp U2412M as a better buy.

    $70 more, but worth the extra money.
     
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    Remember if you purchase from Best Buy you likely have to pay sales tax. Via Amazon, Newegg, B&H....typically no sales tax (depending on state) and free shipping.
     

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