Looking for a nice 24"-26" LCD around $400

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  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Like it says...I don't do too much gaming anymore, but I'll probably be watching my fair share of Blu Ray action movies on it (through my MBP's DVI port), so a response time of around 5ms is probably good (I think?). Mostly going to be used for school work, some photo editing (hobby, not pro), and movies or xbox. Any thoughts? I saw the Dell 2408WFP on their website, anything else you'd recommend I look for?

    Also, I don't need to buy this now...I can wait a month or so for a new product or for prices to drop. The earliest I'd buy it is the last week of august when I move into my apartment at school. So if they're something that's been announced that I should wait for, let me know!
     
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    Can someone say Dell. They just released an impressive monitor, Japan only though.
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Dell.com
     
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  5. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Going around and posting "Dell.com" in every "which monitor should I get" thread really isn't helpful (see here). If you had actually read my post, you would have seen that I've already been to the dell website and saw a model that looked good. I was hoping to get feedback on that pick, and maybe suggestions to other models, or reviews or comparisons...not a link back to a website I've already been to.
     
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  7. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but it's a TN with few adjustment options and limited inputs. I was hoping to go for a non TN model.

    Has anyone used the DoubleSight DS-265 W? I hear it's good, but there's a lot of sample variation...
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    RE:
    "Yes, but it's a TN with few adjustment options and limited inputs. I was hoping to go for a non TN model."

    Visit anandtech.com and read their reviews.

    The best Dell 24" display is the Ultrasharp 2408wfp. Decent price, too - selling today (from Dell) for $469.

    I've heard (but cannot confirm) that the HP LP2475w is of similar quality.

    - John
     
  9. yardie macrumors newbie

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    It will be difficult to find a 24" IPS monitor that is under $400. Unless they are on sale of course. I can recommend the Dell 2408w,HP LP2475W, and the LG W2600HP (this one might be difficult to come by in the US, they have a cheaper one that has a similar name).

    Personally, I bought the LG for 350€ last year and have been pleased with it ever since. It doesn't have as many inputs (DVI/VGA) as the other 2, but I only have one PC connected to it so additional inputs don't mean much to me.
     
  10. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Greedo and yardie, thanks a lot! I'll definitely check those out.
     
  11. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    I will add my $.02 -

    I would determine what monitor you want from Dell. Then watch for online discount codes that apply to that monitor. Dell is always running deals.

    I picked up (2) 2209wa (e-IPS panels) for $459 including tax and shipping. After running dual monitors I'm not sure I will ever be able to go back. :D
     
  12. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2408wfp from Dell that I paid less than $400 NIB. It is glorious with tons of connectivity.

    Not for gaming, but a dream otherwise.
     
  13. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    In the UK, the 2408WFP is £550 and the 24" LED Cinema Display is £584 with Education discount. If you were going to pay that kinda money for a screen, which would you buy?
     
  14. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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    2209WA if you can get hold of one (apparently they are so heavily backordered you can't order them direct from Dell for a few months)... they are just about the only sub-$600 IPS panel.

    The Dell 2007FP is an option as well, 1600*1200, either PVA or IPS (panel lottery). That is $379.

    They may be too small though unless you're willing to compromise.

    However if you want a decent 24-inch, your best options are the PVA 2408WFP or if you can stretch your budget the HP LP2475w is a 1920*1200 24-inch IPS for ~$550 on Amazon.
     
  15. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    I think it would boil down to what type of connections you need and if you're ok with the glossy panel of the ACD.

    Having owned the ACD I can tell you it is/was the most beautiful display I've ever seen. If you're in an area (near a window or light) that may reflect off the panel - it will. For someone that is sensitive to glare (suffer from migraines) like myself, it was difficult to bare. Again this is subjective - so I would be sure to check it out in person.
     
  16. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What makes you say not for gaming? Ghosting issues?

    Definitely need a matte display...I get headaches easily.

    I keep coming back to the 2408WFP...I'll wait a bit and see if prices drop into september.
     
  17. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    Well I should say first that I'm not a PC gamer so Im not using personal experience. The 2408 is gorgeous, but I have read that there is slight picture lag in games. Ghosting was evident in the 2407 but non existant in the 2408. I have the revA2 and have not noticed the lag myself.
     
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    Dell, HP or Hanns.

    I wonder how many hundreds of thousands of monitor sales Apple has lost over the last few years because of the their inexplicable refusal to carry a complete line of up to date monitors ? Absolutely baffling. Guess they don't need the money anymore. :confused:
     

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