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Big monitor choice

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by COOL^J, 12 Oct 2009.

  1. COOL^J

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 173

    Location: derbyshire uk

    Hi

    I will going down to OC tomorrow for a new PC and monitor but still have no clue witch one to go for, this will be for gaming and watching films. I am looking for a BIG monitor so could you help me with a choice.

    My budget is £450

    Dell Ultrasharp 2709W 27" Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Hanns.G HG281D 28" Widescreen LCD Monitor

    Samsung T260 26" Widescreen LCD Monitor

    thank's
     
  2. capriboy1978

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 May 2009

    Posts: 1,699

    Location: Derbyshire

    your budget will struggle with the dell -

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-028-DE

    and the hanns.g is frankly awful imo. I have a 24: sammy like the 260 only with integrated freeview. Although a tn screen it's great for gaming and watching a bit of tv on. I didn't buy it and probably wouldn't have done but having seen it day to day it's alright and my vote out of the 3 listed above.
     
  3. COOL^J

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 173

    Location: derbyshire uk

    Thank's capriboy1978 I don’t mind putting the extra money towards the dell if that’s the best choice.
     
  4. wakayoda

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Mar 2009

    Posts: 1,112

    you could buy a 32" Tv for that
     
  5. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    I have the dell, and I must say it is a fantastic monitor. In my opinion it is worth the premium over a good 24in monitor (I moved from the 2408WFP to this) as watching movies/TV on it is a dream. Plus the S-PVA panel gives great contrast, deep blacks and wide viewing angles, so the viewing experience is much better than the TN monitors mentioned above.

    For games, there is no ghosting at all with the dell, but there is supposed to be a high input lag ( I can't notice it/have got used to it, and I play many FPS games including Crysis and BF2 without any problems) which you should bear in mind. However, I find the monitor great for gaming and the image quality, massive range of connections and fantastic warranty all make it worth the higher price.
     
  6. COOL^J

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 173

    Location: derbyshire uk

    Hi cmndr_andi thank’s for that so I take it you very happy with this monitor but could you explain the high input lag please.
     
  7. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    This article probably explains it better than I can ("Input Lag" section).
     
  8. COOL^J

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 173

    Location: derbyshire uk

    Thank's mate :)