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    Hi all, my 21.5" Philips of 8 years is nearing the end of it's useful life!

    It is not even 1080p so I am due an upgrade.

    I was thinking 24" IPS panel as they have quicker response times now than in the past and I do play games... But any thoughts? Worth stretching my budget to nearer 200? Was thinking more 120-150 as that is what I spent before!

    Any advice welcome...
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  • #2
    To be honest, if all you're after is IPS @ 1080P, just go with whatever suits your budget from a reputable brand. They're all much of a muchness in standard resolutions & refresh rates.

    That's probably why nobody responded to this thread, sadly.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bing View Post
      That's probably why nobody responded to this thread, sadly.
      Yerst. Monitors that size are pretty much commodity devices now. Look for the features and their usability.

      I have a pair of LGs 22-inch monitors on my desk. One (22MP65) is a pain because it has "switches" that are touch sensitive and invisible from the front, so I end up turning it off rather than switching monitors. The 22EA53 (not available when I got the second one) is better on that front. Real physical switches that you can feel before you press them.

      If you get one with speakers built in, be prepared for any driver updates to wipe out any existing speakers/. (That's a topic of another recent discussion here.)

      I also have mine on "arms", so I always check that they have VESA mounts.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bing View Post
        To be honest, if all you're after is IPS @ 1080P, just go with whatever suits your budget from a reputable brand. They're all much of a muchness in standard resolutions & refresh rates.

        That's probably why nobody responded to this thread, sadly.

        i recall typing a post saying much the same, about picking one within budget that has the better warranty, but maybe i closed the window before hitting reply?
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        • #5
          If you're talking about a monitor to last you another 8 years then I would stretch the budget a little and get something really good.

          Just one word of caution if gaming, your GPU might also need an upgrade to run a decent FPS at the monitors native resolution. You can always play at lower than native res but I don't like the hit in image quality when doing that.

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          • #6
            Also, IPS isn't the fastest of the lot unless you spend big money. TN panels are cheaper and usually offer higher refresh rates. IPS looks better (marginally) but lacks refresh speeds at the lower budget region.
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