TN vs IPS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by theSeb, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. theSeb macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    I can't believe that I am asking this question, but I am no longer sure what my brain and eyes are telling me.

    My main uses are:

    1. Looking at code
    2. Looking at constantly moving graphs (trading)
    3. General productivity (Spreadsheets, Documents and Presentations)

    I currently have a 24" ACD IPS display and a 22" HP TN 1080p next to it at home. I have a 24" Dell 1920x1200 IPS display at my other location.

    Sometimes I think that things look better for me and less of a strain on my eyes on the TN panel, other times it's the opposite. I need more workspace and I am very tempted by the Asus TN 4K display to connect tp my nMP, but I am worried that it's a TN display.

    I am curious what other people with similar uses think? I don't do anything that requires colour accuracy. I don't care much about photos and I only do a small amount of video editing where again I don't really care about colour. I can certainly see a difference when I drag a photo from the IPS to the TN panel, but it's not a big deal for me.

    So, what do you guys think? TN or IPS?
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    IPS will generally deliver a better image than TN. There is no reason to settle for TN when good IPS panels are readily available.
     
  3. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    I agree that IPS is a better display technology for your monitor use. However, I have use Asus 4k TN monitors at work with my nMP and they haven't really been a problem for my eyes. If you want big 4k monitors, TN is the way to go right now.
     
  4. theSeb, Nov 16, 2014
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    theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    The problem is that good and hassle free IPS panels with 4K resolution are not readily available right now. I don't know when the new Dell P2715Q will be available in the UK and the price is a lottery. There isn't a 4K IPS display larger than 24" for less than £1000 in the UK right now I don't feel like paying £1000+ for a 4K IPS panel when the Asus TN 4K is around £440, especially if the difference for my use case is minimal.

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    I am hovering over the buy button for this exact monitor, but I don't want to regret the decision. Maybe I should wait for the Dell. Decisions decisions.
     
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Also wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Prices will not go up between now and then.
     
  6. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately we don't really have black Fridays or cyber Mondays in the UK. :( :mad:
     
  7. ilikewhey macrumors 6502

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    what about boxing day :cool:
     
  8. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

    theSeb

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    If I wanted cheap clothes or a new couch, then boxing day would be the one for specials. :D
     

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