My old CRT (Hitachi 19inch) is slowly starting to die so I'm in the market for a new monitor.
Currently I'm looking at either the Dell U2312HM which goes for around $240 or the VS247h-p which is currently on sale at about $160. Both are highly rated on Amazon and Newegg. My own uses are mainly for web browsing, programming , watching TV shows and the occasional game playing (mostly strategy and RPG like Skyrim/Oblivion and Diablo/Starcraft/Warcraft.)
Can anyone give me some comments on which monitor might be the best for my usage. From what I've read it seems like either one will be okay from a viewing perspective since I sit right in front of the monitor so the potential problems of a TN panel when viewed from the side shouldn't be an issue. It seems like the Dell would be a better overall choice but at $80 more (and even $60 more when the VS247 isn't on sale.) It doesn't hurt that the 247 has an additional 0.6 inches diagonally.
Both monitors are LED-Backlit so there's no real advantage there.
What drawbacks (if any) would there be for the ASUS monitor given my uses?
Thanks for any help you can provide.