Originally Posted by dirkpitt45
TN panels are not cruddy as you say. I've seen them both, uncle has a IPS (forget which model, haven't been there in a couple months) and I can't tell the difference between it and my Samsung 2343. My wallet can though, his was $399 and mine was $189 with free shipping. IPS might be good if your doing lots of design work or something where colour is super important, although you'd need an expensive printer to match. He's an astronomer and has a bunch of telescopes in the states that he uses to stream images to his computer.
TBH just go with a good brand (Samsung is my new favourite) and price. It's a computer monitor, you're gonna be sitting 1-3 feet in front of it, what does viewing angle matter anyways?
You need to see some Acer monitors side by side with some decent IPS panels from either HP or Dell.
You'd **** yourself.
LCD monitor test images
Not all monitors are created equal.
Not being able to tell the difference between a TN and an IPS is like not being able to tell the difference between a Jaguar and a Honda Civic.
Sure, they're both cars.
Yes, they can get you to the same places.
But one is DEFINITELY nicer than the other.
Odds are, either your uncle has an early IPS or an E-IPS.
E-IPS is basically a TN panel in disguise.
Or it could be your Samsung 2343BWX? Correct? Monitor is just very nice.
I checked it out.
It has amazing pixel pitch.
I bet the clarity on that is amazing.
This image has 4 shades of red.
A cruddy TN wouldn't be able to display the difference.
I'm on an H-IPS panel right now, and I can see them all.
How about you?
Without using color distortion/viewing angle differentiation to make them more obvious.