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help with choosing a monitor

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by artus, 19 Feb 2010.

  1. artus


    Joined: 8 Dec 2006

    Posts: 177

    Location: Cardiff

    Hi all think it time to upgrade my monitor at the moment im using a Dell 1905fp and would like to upgrade to a widescreen monitor the only problem I have is the more I read the more I get confused so any help would be greatly appreciated. The new monitor is going to be used for games and movies ( no consoles) I have a budget of around £400 and size minimum of 24" maximum of 27" and not sure which is better a 1900x1080 or 1900x1200 so if any one could help me out that would be great.
  2. rossk26


    Joined: 23 Nov 2009

    Posts: 5,404

    Location: North East of England

    LED backlit is the in thing at the minute, and everyone on here is raving about e-ips panels (although i see no improved quality to normal).

    for £400 you've set a high budget. What graphics card have you got? Have you thought of a dual set-up?

    I would recommend the following:
    LG - 24" LED Monitor

    For £400 of your enlgish pounds you could have 2 of these bad boys.

    Or you could follow everyone else on here (like a sheep) and get this:

    Dell UltraSharp

    Personally buy the LG, and spend the extra £200 on a better graphics card if needed.
  3. artus


    Joined: 8 Dec 2006

    Posts: 177

    Location: Cardiff

    After some more reading I have come down to 2 monitors the first being the Iiyama ProLite E2710HDSD 27" as it will do everything i need and the 2nd is the LG W2600H-PF 25.5. as it is 1920x1200

    I have read the posts on the forum about the Iiyama but was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the LG as I have had problems trying to locate any reviews

  4. artus


    Joined: 8 Dec 2006

    Posts: 177

    Location: Cardiff

    scrap all the above posts just bought a dell U2410 from a well known auction site with a 4 year warranty and a bit cheaper than here sorry OCuk
    Last edited: 21 Feb 2010
  5. grifgrif1


    Joined: 26 Dec 2009

    Posts: 79

    Location: Worcestershire

    Yes I certainly agree a dual screen setup would certainly be worth considering, even if your secondary monitor is only a 17inch.- this is always handy for watching youtube videos on one and then browsing the net still on the other.

    Belinea make fantastic screens and so do LG

    A few i would recomend



  6. Marvin


    Joined: 27 Nov 2009

    Posts: 3,872

    Location: Maidstone, Kent

    Not allowed to link competitors by the way!

    I would spend ~ £200 on each monitor, and have a dual screen set-up personally.

    Edit: I would buy one monitor, and a 5850 - easily done for £400.
  7. sygitius


    Joined: 28 Jun 2009

    Posts: 356

    Location: Basildon

    Dell 2408WFP or HP LP2475w both IPS