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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