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s-ips monitor suggestions

Wed May 02, 2012 4:28 pm

I have a dell 2001FP with an s-ips panel that produces really good color and contrast. It runs games well - at least equal to my older benq 24 TN (touted for gaming and bought for gaming but never wa really satisfying - surely OK). Now I have a couple year old Dell 2408 that sits next to it now - and the colors and contrast look pretty pathetic by comparison.

Any thoughts on a 24" - 27" s-ips that might serve for productivity and gaming?
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Re: s-ips monitor suggestions

Wed May 02, 2012 4:46 pm

If you can afford it:

Dell UltraSharp IPS-panel U2410 Black 24" 6ms HDMI Full 1200P Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt adjustable Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 80,000:1(1000:1) w/Display Port ... 6824260020

Or the cheaper, more on-a-budget one:
Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black IPS Panel 24" 8ms Pivot, Swivel & Height Adjustable LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 2,000,000:1 (1000:1) ... 6824260047

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Re: s-ips monitor suggestions

Wed May 02, 2012 4:52 pm

Dell U2410 or U2711 if you need it larger. I believe these are true 8-bit IPS models, unlike the lower-priced Dell models. They're somewhat expensive, but if you can wait - you might get on one of the "sales" that Dell makes from time to time, or special promotions; you can search for past promotions on forums (none are currently active).
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Re: s-ips monitor suggestions

Wed May 02, 2012 6:02 pm

Did you ever try to adjust color/saturation/brightness/contrast on the 2408WFP? It has a very good reputation for color.

Are you running it in sRGB emulation mode?
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Re: s-ips monitor suggestions

Wed May 02, 2012 6:47 pm

Yeah, try calibrating both the monitors with a colorimeter before you get rid of one.
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Re: s-ips monitor suggestions

Wed May 02, 2012 7:25 pm

Do try calibrating as others have suggested.

The UltraSharp U2410 is an excellent monitor. It or the 2408 should work satisfactorily with your 2001FP in landscape+landscape mode (3520x1200 desktop).

My 2001FP is in portrait mode beside an UltraSharp 3007WFP (3760x1600 desktop).
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