Replacing my Dell 2407FP. Recommendations?

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Replacing my Dell 2407FP. Recommendations?

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:05 am

I'm in the market to replace my aging Dell 2407FP, and I don't know where to begin. I'm tempted to jump on one of the Korean IPS displays, but I'm hesitant to buy one if it's a hassle to calibrate straight out of the box. I wouldn't mind getting a new Dell IPS monitor either, but if my money can be spent better elsewhere, so be it. Add to the fact that I don't fully understand the difference between the competing technologies (LG's AH-IPS vs Samsung's PLS vs blah blah blah) and it makes my decision making a bit harder since I don't know what I should be looking for.

My monitor is used primarily for gaming (1920x1200 resolution), and obviously surfing the web, as well as the occasional photo-editing. I don't have a problem staying with a 24" monitor, but if the price is right, I'll make the jump to 27". Unless I can get an amazing deal, 30" monitors are prohibitively expensive. With all that being said, I absolutely refuse to downgrade to a 1080p monitor, so the resolution must be at least 1920x1200. If I need to upgrade my EVGA GTX 460 in order to drive the new monitor, then so be it. ;)

What say you fellow gerbils? What should I buy?
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Re: Replacing my Dell 2407FP. Recommendations?

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:27 am

I'd go with a Dell Ultrasharp again. I generally dislike Dell with a passion but if there is one thing they do well it's Ultrasharp screens. I bought my first 2001FP in early 2004 (almost 9 years ago!) and it's still chugging along just fine at my buddy's house. My current U3011 is also awesome. I would look at U2713. Or maybe get a U241x. I had a U2410 before and it was an excellent all around screen.
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Re: Replacing my Dell 2407FP. Recommendations?

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:35 am

Any particular reason you're looking to move away from the 2407WFP? I've got an '08 model and it's still going strong, and a friend is using a 2407 and is having no problem. Unless you want to jump to 120hz+ or to a bigger panel, or if the current monitor is dying, I'm not sure it's entirely worth it :)
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Re: Replacing my Dell 2407FP. Recommendations?

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:43 am

The 2407FP works just fine, and I'll probably keep it around as a second monitor or hook it up to the kids' computer. Since I can afford it, I would prefer a monitor with overall better image quality.
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Re: Replacing my Dell 2407FP. Recommendations?

Postposted on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:48 am

Those 27" Korean screens using the LG-Philips S-IPS 6ms 8-bit panels are really good, especially for $350.

If that panel is good enough for Apple to sell at $999 then I sure as hell don't have a problem recommending it for image quality reasons.

The usual caveats about Apple warranty and support apply, but is that honestly worth £649? (100% rhetorrical question for anyone who is not silly-rich).
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