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Computer monitor: recommendation

Hi

Looking to buy a couple of computer monitors for home and was looking for some recommendations of which brand/model and where to buy.

The two monitors would be connected to the same windows machine to provide an extended desktop.

Primary use will be for office type work, minimal/no gaming, small amount of photo work and surfing the net.

Any recommendations/tips?

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Re: Computer monitor: recommendation

How much are you prepared to spend?
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Primary use will be for office type work, minimal/no gaming, small amount of photo work and surfing the net.

Any recommendations/tips?
With these requirements I would select the size I need/want and shop by price.
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Re: Computer monitor: recommendation

Forget frame rate. Not important for you.

If you can go to shops and look at the monitors in action. Your own eyes are the best judge once you have done all the research in the internet forums etc.

Toms hardware seem to have reasonable reviews and advice on just about anything relevant to PCs.

Just dont get sucked into the frame rate jazz. Gamers go crazy about all that.

And the other thing about anything computer or for that matter anything in life is that you will get multiple opinions advising you to but this or that. Suffice to say that if you can go for a monitor that suits your needs and sells in large volumes. These are usualy extencively tested, cheaper and its easy to locate YT vids if you have a problem down the road. But this not always holds true.

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How much are you prepared to spend?
Looking to spend around CHF300 per monitor.
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Forget frame rate. Not important for you.

If you can go to shops and look at the monitors in action. Your own eyes are the best judge once you have done all the research in the internet forums etc.

Toms hardware seem to have reasonable reviews and advice on just about anything relevant to PCs.

Just dont get sucked into the frame rate jazz. Gamers go crazy about all that.

And the other thing about anything computer or for that matter anything in life is that you will get multiple opinions advising you to but this or that. Suffice to say that if you can go for a monitor that suits your needs and sells in large volumes. These are usualy extencively tested, cheaper and its easy to locate YT vids if you have a problem down the road. But this not always holds true.

Preparation is 90% of the job.
Thanks very much for your input.

What about panel technology, also apart from Digitec, is there anywhere else you would consider shopping ... would also go into Germany if worth it, but generally I think electronics in Basel are well priced.

One last point, screen size should be around 24".
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Re: Computer monitor: recommendation

I've used Phillips, Samsung and HP - all fine. Really, choose the biggest screen size and highest resolution for your price range. At that price range it's not going to make a huge amount of different.
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Thanks very much for your input.

What about panel technology, also apart from Digitec, is there anywhere else you would consider shopping ... would also go into Germany if worth it, but generally I think electronics in Basel are well priced.

One last point, screen size should be around 24".
Go for IPS technology, on average much better color fidelity comparing to TN and MVA. I'd also recommend going 27" or higher and above FullHD resolution.

Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is a good screen. There are several others available using the same or similar lcd panel.
You may need to spend a bit more than 300$ though.
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Go for IPS technology, on average much better color fidelity comparing to TN and MVA. I'd also recommend going 27" or higher and above FullHD resolution.

Dell UltraSharp U2713HM is a good screen. There are several others available using the same or similar lcd panel.
You may need to spend a bit more than 300$ though.
ditto.. actually PVA / MVA is not prone to the color shift issue that plagues the TN panels esp. in sizes >24"

There's a slightly cheaper variant of IPS called the PLS panel. You can check out monitors with this panel for e.g.
PLS panel:
http://www.steg-electronics.ch/de/ar...-16767548.aspx
IPS panel:
http://www.steg-electronics.ch/it/ar...-18551372.aspx
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ditto.. actually PVA / MVA is not prone to the color shift issue that plagues the TN panels esp. in sizes >24"

There's a slightly cheaper variant of IPS called the PLS panel. You can check out monitors with this panel for e.g.
PLS panel:
http://www.steg-electronics.ch/de/ar...-16767548.aspx
IPS panel:
http://www.steg-electronics.ch/it/ar...-18551372.aspx
IPS and PLS are basically the same, the difference is name ownership

IPS panels are made by LG
PLS panels are made by Samsung

Good reccomendation with the ASUS. It's only weak point is the use of PWM (Pulse-width-modulation) for brightness adjustments.
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Re: Computer monitor: recommendation

Thanks everyone for your input.

I decided on 2xDell UltraSharp U2412M
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Thanks everyone for your input.

I decided on 2xDell UltraSharp U2412M
Excellent choice! Same as my office setup.
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