I need a new monitor, preferably 22/24 inches. Mainly I'll be doing general stuff, programming, web design, a bit of photo editing and some gaming here and there. What's the best and most suitable monitor I can get for around that price range?
I'm using the Asus VH242 which is a 24" widescreen LCD monitor. It's pretty good for the money and has gotten some decent reviews for what you get. I spent around $250 which is around 160 pounds. I don't know what they call it in the UK but I think it'll satisfy your needs, especially if you calibrate it like I did.
The reason I suggested this monitor for you is because you said you're going to do some light gaming. If that's the case, then you need one that has a decent response time like this one. IPS panels are great but not so much when it comes to gaming. And, they're expensive. You're a general user so this is a general monitor.
I agree that an IPS panel would be your best bet. However with a £200 budget you don't have many options (only 1 I think ). So I recommend looking at the Dell 2209wa and if you buy from my link you get a free 3 year pixel perfect warrenty
I spent a good 3 weeks of looking for a monitor and finally purchased the Dell 2209wa last week. Initial report is that it is fantastic and especially for gaming because the detail is superb.
Even if you are not viewing it face on there is no degradation in colour or detail. I haven't looked at all the settings but have a laptop connected to it via the analog connection and my XPS desktop via DVI.
Although I don't work for MarkE19's company I did purchase through them because of the zero dead pixel policy - it was the only vendor (that I could find) that offered this.
Let me know if you have any questions about the monitor.
Looking for a new screen preferably 19 inch as its only for web use etc. The main thing i would like is the clarity of text (like most laptops are) and a DVI input, got any pointers. I have looked at 20 inch screens but a bit too big for my needs.