Help with 24" shortlist

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  1. Dr O

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    Hi

    Not an area of expertise for me- though that list is small anyway;)

    Looking for an LCD monitor as have a CRT currently and thought it's about time to upgrade. Size wise 24" prob optimum unless someone suggests a specific larger one.
    Could prob spend up to £500 before justification would be required:rolleyes:. Will mainly be used for photo-editing and some video editing. Not interested in PC games. At some point in the future maybe or playstation but not worth considering- I am sure I could get buy.

    Models I have looked at are:

    HP LP2475W
    Dell 2408WFP A01
    Hazro HZ24W
    Benq FP241W
    Samsung SM245T (prob too dear)

    A bit of a minefield out there- keen to avoid 'TN' panels though I am not sure there would be much of a difference to me with IPS and PVA or S-PVA?

    Any thoughts on which of these would be more suited for me?
     
  2. Singh400

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    For video and photo editing. The only one I would even consider would be the Dell 2408WFP A01. It's the best monitor out there in terms of colour reproduction, infact it's spot on.
     
  3. Dr O

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    Thanks for that- it was really between that and the HP I suppose. The HP does have better input lag but I guess it's then compromised elsewhere...you can never win!
     
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    An additional thought I have had is a TV/monitor combo. IS it possible to buy a TV that can also be used as a monitor to good effect (esp for photo editing) or do the refresh rates etc make this a jack of all trades, master of none idea?
     
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    I agonised for days between the dell and the hp, but as I do play FPS's from time to time, so I plumped for the hp. You can get it much cheaper on HP's site and I googled around and managed to get a 10% discount aswell, think I paid 350 ish for it so well chuffed.
     
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    Have you considered the NEC MultiSync 24WMGX3, excellent 1920x1200 monitor currently £448 at Novatech
     
  7. Dr O

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    I hadn't seen that one thanks- looks pretty good as well- this is what happens, choices, choices, choices :rotfl:;)

    Shortlist now HP, NEC, Dell
     
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    I personally was going to go for the Dell 2408WFP A01 but read reviews about the poor input lag when playing fast action games, so decided on the NEC 24WMGX3 instead, I guess it depends what you want it for.
     
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    How much difference is there between the Benq Fp241W and the others recommended.

    The Benq seems to get decent reviews (although most are a few years old) and can now be picked up for £300.

    am looking to pick up 2 non TN 24" screens in the next mth or so, any one give me reason not to go with the Benq?
     
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    @Fundy
    Nope, can give you a reason TO go for Benq, I am using one right now and it is fantastic, admittedly I got this over a Dell at the time as A01 was promised but not appearing but having now compared with friends A01 Dell I cannot see any difference between them for photo editing.
    Play a few FPS and see no lag issues either.
     
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    As you'll be using it mainly for photo-editing, I reckon a quality monitor would be much more suitable than using one of those TV/monitor combos.
     
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    If you want good response times and no input lag get a TN panel...
     
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    the NEC does a decent job by having the lowest input lag possible on non-TN panel as well as incorporating good image quality. It's no IPS, but it's a lot better than TN. It's like the middle of the road thing.
     
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    Yeah, I figured that would be the case...TV's pretty rubbish these days anyway;)
     
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    I should stick to my orginal plan- the remit is for photo editing so lag should have no bearing for me really.
    I guess I'm more inclined for the Dell- Singh400 reckons it best matches my needs. The HP seems pretty good too though. The NEC is prob not for me.

    I'll compare the two again and have a ponder...;)

    Don't think we can do anymore, will let you know how I get on.

    Thanks all :thumbsup:
     

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