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Windows 7: Looking to buy new Monitor

01 May 2014   #11
JoeN

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks everyone for your input, I will post when I pull the trigger


Joe


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01 May 2014   #12
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Viper13 View Post
I'd like to discourage you from buying any LG electronics, from my experience (through smartphones, dvd players to TVs and more) they fail randomly within a short time.
Well, everyone has their own opinions because my LG hardware works well. And everything will break eventually.
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07 May 2014   #13
JoeN

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

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08 May 2014   #14
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Don't know exactly what your needs are, but I can say from experience that a 16:10 (1920x1200) monitor is much nicer to work with than 16:9 (1920x1080). Plus, you typically get 1" larger screen... 24" vs. 23". I'd consider desktop pixel size to be an important factor in your decision.

Yes, it's a bit more expensive than the monitors you listed above, but the Dell U2412M is a 24" IPS LED backlit 1000:1 contrast ratio (Dynamic: 2,000,000:1), 300cd/m2 brightness, 8ms, 0.27 x 0.27 mm pixel pitch monitor. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it's a great looking monitor. DVI, DP, and VGA inputs, and 4 downstream USB ports.
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08 May 2014   #15
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Don't know exactly what your needs are, but I can say from experience that a 16:10 (1920x1200) monitor is much nicer to work with than 16:9 (1920x1080). Plus, you typically get 1" larger screen... 24" vs. 23". I'd consider desktop pixel size to be an important factor in your decision.

Yes, it's a bit more expensive than the monitors you listed above, but the Dell U2412M is a 24" IPS LED backlit 1000:1 contrast ratio (Dynamic: 2,000,000:1), 300cd/m2 brightness, 8ms, 0.27 x 0.27 mm pixel pitch monitor. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it's a great looking monitor. DVI, DP, and VGA inputs, and 4 downstream USB ports.
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08 May 2014   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

My personal opinion is it depends on what you do with your monitor and what you want. If, you sit and look at it for very long periods of time, it's worth spending the extra money and get exactly what you want, and what serves you purposes well. If you want a gaming monitor, that would be a lot different than a monitor for someone who does say graphics art on a monitor all day. Decide what is the best type for you and spend the extra money to get what you want. especially if you are looking at it all day.
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08 May 2014   #17
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
My personal opinion is it depends on what you do with your monitor and what you want. If, you sit and look at it for very long periods of time, it's worth spending the extra money and get exactly what you want, and what serves you purposes well. If you want a gaming monitor, that would be a lot different than a monitor for someone who does say graphics art on a monitor all day. Decide what is the best type for you and spend the extra money to get what you want. especially if you are looking at it all day.
Though I do agree with your sentiments, I'd have to add one caveat - As a photographer who demands good color from my monitor I recently purchased a very high end NEC 24 inch monitor (PA242w) which meets my needs for high gamut (98 percent Adobe color space) monitor since I also do photo editing and printing.

Anyway I'm also a gamer, and currently playing Borderlands 2, I've not experienced any lag or ghosting issues whatsoever with this monitor. My point is the notion that you can't get a good high end graphics monitor without sacrificing in the gaming department is somewhat of a misnomer.

I say somewhat because yes, there is a slight trade off. Here's a snippet from AnandTech's review on the lag of this monitor...

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The lag on the NEC PA242W measures just over 27ms. This is more than many gamers would want to put up with, but the NEC PA242W isnít really targeting gamers either. That lag is low enough that professionals that want it and also want to game sometimes should be fine, but hard-core gamers will be looking elsewhere.
I've not noticed any issues with lag on this or any other monitor I've owned. On the flipside I don't play fast paced games like say racing games so I suppose that can factor in as well.

Anyway I agree with Steve's point - get a monitor that fits your needs and one that you're comfortable with - it's your eyes (and their health) that have to live with it.

My two cents.

BTW I'll also give a plus to HP as I have both a 21.1 IPS monitor (HP ZR22W) and a non IPS HP 2207w and they are both excellent monitors at very affordable prices.

Peace
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08 May 2014   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Drew, I agree with everything you said. But, in most cases, when you go one way, something else suffers, but not always and to some people, the area that suffers is not that noticeable or important. When I bought my monitor I wanted a high resolution IPS screen. However, with my eyesight, I was afraid that The high resolution would make reading type a lot of eyestrain for me. But, like you, I do like gaming. So, I ended up getting a 27" 1920 X 1080 144Hz refresh rate monitor. Not the greatest color I could have with others but suitable for me, and I have a high refresh rate so can get higher FPS without any concerns. The professional monitor group calls it a professional gaming monitor, not that I consider myself a professional by any stretch of the imagination. But, it serves all my purposes just fine. I still wonder if I made the right decision, because I would still love a high resolution monitor with an IPS screen.
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08 May 2014   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks Steve, and agree; it just comes come to what you want and need to do. Though I'm a gamer, my photography takes precedence over gaming when it comes to monitor performance. In fact when I bought this monitor it never even occurred to me to think about gaming.

That said, with this high end monitor, I've not noticed any issue thus far. Again, I suppose it also depends on what games you play. BTW this one has a res on 1920 x 1200; and I too have failing eye sight.
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26 May 2014   #20
JoeN

win. 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Went ahead and ordered and have received the ViewSonic VP2365 -all hooked up, NO dead pixels :-), looks great -

Question: In Device Mgr., under "monitors" I see a "generic" PnP monitor and a "M$ driver", I have looked on the CD disk that came with the ViewSonic, there are quite a few items listed, I would like to just install the ViewSonic monitor driver and NOT a lot of stuff I don't need -

Can I just put the ViewSonic disk in the tray, go to Device Mgr. - monitors - properties - driver - and click on update driver and point it toward the CD and let it find and update the Monitor driver ????

Just remembered - I also have downloaded the Monitor Driver from the ViewSonic web site, it is a .zip file, I suppose I could open this and find the .exe file and run it ?

What do you guys think

Thanks


Joe
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