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Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-02, 17:53 PM

What are people using for external monitors? I'm looking for a FHD (1920x1080) monitor to connect to my W520 system. I'm interested in something between 22 and 24". Suggestions.

 

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Re: Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-02, 19:14 PM

I use a pair of Dell U2211H monitors, and would suggest anything in the Dell's UltraSharp range. My monitors are 21.5" IPS and cover close to 100% of sRGB. This monitor has display port, VGA, and DVI connections, and a built in 4 port USB 2.0 hub. The current version is the U2212HM is very similar and runs $219. It comes with a 3 year limited warranty and a 0 bright pixel warranty (Premium Panel Guarantee). I choose this panel due to warranty, price, and pixel density (I love dense panels).

 

If you choose to go larger, the 24" U2410 ($499) has a better gamut, and gives you a 16x10 resolution of 1920 x 1200. 

 

If you want to stay with Lenovo, they offer the 23" IPS LT2323z ($399.99) it comes with 2 microphones and a full HD webcam. It also has 3 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports. Gamut is not specified. 

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Re: Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-02, 23:03 PM

Well that would depend on if you want IPS and what your budget is. If you do not need IPS checkout Samsung. Their monitors are reasonably priced and tend to look great. Whatever you do stay away from glossy monitors since they will reflect every light source and strain your eyes.

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Re: Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-03, 1:31 AM

I would like the color space to be equivalent to the laptop display. I suspect that I would need an IPS monitor to do that unless I don't fully understand how wide gamut monitors perform.

 

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Re: Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-03, 2:13 AM

This IPS monitor has good reviews and is only $200.

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SIC6KY/

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Re: Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-03, 3:21 AM
the U2211h is a good choice.
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Re: Looking for a good FHD external monitor

2012-07-03, 7:16 AM

wrote:

I would like the color space to be equivalent to the laptop display. I suspect that I would need an IPS monitor to do that unless I don't fully understand how wide gamut monitors perform.

 

Thanks for the inputs.


It is possible to find a high gamut TN screen, but IPS is probably your best bet for value and performance. I don't think high gamut TN is that common for a monitor. I think t is used in the T5xx series because TN tends to use less power, and you normally sit straight on with a laptop, so you don't need the viewing angle advantage of IPS. On your desk, IPS is a useful technology. Regardless of the route you choose, the colors between the laptop screen and monitor will be different unless you calibrate.

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