Smallest IPS Monitor

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  1. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all. I'm looking for the smallest IPS monitor available. Can any suggest one? I'm finding a few on google, but many are discontinued or unclear about the panel, so I thought I would start from scratch here... Any recommendations?
     
  2. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if this is the smallest but it is the most affordable.
    Dell 2209wa

    $219. I just bought one and its just what is says it is, an IPS.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I owned a 15" Thinkpad and it had a 1600x1200 resolution S-IPS panel. Any real monitor probably 20" because anything smaller probably isn't cost efficient.
     
  4. eron macrumors 6502

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    2007wfp or 2007fp has IPS panels too. The catch is, PVA panels are mixed it. So it's somewhat a lottery game.
     
  5. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Actually your safe with the 2007fp, only the 2007wfp is a lottery. My school earlier this year recieved about 25 2007fp's and I can confirm they are all IPS.
     
  6. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    If you can find a NEC 20WMGX2 it is hard to beat at 20".
     
  7. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    No, the 2007fp's were also manufactured with PVA panels later on.
     
  8. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    I just bought 2 of these and you really can't beat the price. I sold my LED ACD and for half the cost got 2 of them.
     
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  12. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Your right, samsung does produce a 20 inch s-pva 1600x1200 (LTM201U1). However its no longer made so if you buy today your more likely to recieve an IPS matrix. Either way the 2209wa is guaranteed to be IPS so you can buy that or you can ignore the people who blast s-pva screens (their much better than people give them credit for) and buy one of the 19 inch PVA screens available (1907fpv). I've used PVA, MVA, and S-PVA and i can tell you, S-PVA is much better than the other two. Those who have shunned VA because they used them prior to recently should reconsider because they have come a long way in reducing gamma shift and the contrast ratios are probably second to none, even when viewed off angle.
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    The old Dell 2001FP (20" 4:3) also used an IPS panel. I've got two that I never bothered to sell when I switched to a 30" display. I occasionally connect them when needed.

    Those can be found on eBay for a reasonable price I believe.

    Oh, and the Apple 20" Cinema also used an IPS panel.
     
  14. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    My 2007FP is the side display next to my HP LP3065 (S-IPS). I am quite happy with it. Then again I liked my older Acer 2423W (P-MVA) as well. Comparatively the Macbook Pro's TN is so crappy.
     
  15. Thiol thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Samsung 305T, and in the end I have to agree with the quality of PVA displays. I don't want to open and old can of worms, but can people really tell the difference between IPS and PVA screens?
     
  16. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My LG 246W is an MVA screen (I believe) and its very nice. Zero complaints.
     

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