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Old 08-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I believe I made another thread on this, but can't find it.

I am looking at replacing my Dell 207WFP (20"). I see imperfections in the screen. Not entirely bad, but little blotches on the screen. I'll just give this to my dad, who is currently on 2 x 17". Plus I want more retail space.

So, I've been hearing that IPS and LED is the way to go. But really, is it any better/different than a regular LCD? I am blue-green color blind. So I won't probably benefit from the clearer colors and such.

I was looking at this: Newegg.com - Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1

Cheap, but still good quality. I bought my mom an Acer 2-3 years ago, and she has been fine with it. I think it was a 20".

I'm looking to keep this under $200, and looking for a 23"
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Newegg.com - ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50,000,000:1
Led backlit, 1080p, asus, 23", and under $200.

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I was originally looking at this one: Newegg.com - ASUS ML239H Black 23" 5ms IPS Panel Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1 (3,000:1)

But is it really worth the ~$200?
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IPS panels offers better viewing angles, and better color reproduction.

unless you sit off center while on computer, or are doing critical work that require absolute best color accuracy, I wouldn't worry about it. colors are really THAT much better on IPS panels, definitely worth it to professionals, not so much for average end users.
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If I remember correctly, 23" and 24" have the same resolution, just more retail space.

Cause that 24" looks like a steal. Was $300, now $145

Newegg.com - Recertified: ASUS VE245H Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000:1 Built-in Speakers

speakers, who gives a d***?
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since youre color blind, the color reproduction probably doesnt matter as much to you, but the contrast and energy savings of the led will probably be pretty nice.
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