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Old 10-11-2018, 03:10 AM   #1
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Which IPS Monitor to buy under $300?

Hi, I'm looking to buy 2 IPS Monitors to replace my current Dell S2316H. I've a budget of $600. There are so many options out there with different specs (Response Rate, Refresh Rate) and it's getting confusing. Therefore, I would like to seek some opinions from you guys.

I mainly do web development (coding), browsing of social media (includes watching YouTube), streaming movies and gaming (LoL, occasionally CSGO, Fortnite, Project Cars and some other RPGs) on my PC. I've a PC running on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB).
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:10 AM   #2
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Get Dell Ultrasharp series if you can. It's worth it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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Consider the 21:9 ultrawides, 29" or more.
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LG 25UM58 (21:9 ultrawide)
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Transcend MTE820 128GB NVMe m.2, Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5"
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Realan E-W80 (3.6L) + adapter (0.5L) = 4.1L
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:37 AM   #4
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Look at the Korean/PRISM/Supersolid monitors.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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get higher resolution , don't stay at 1080 vertical pixel
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:09 PM   #6
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Get Dell Ultrasharp series if you can. It's worth it.
The U series got a slower response time tho.. I wonder if an average user can notice the differences. Any models that you will recommend?
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #7
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Consider the 21:9 ultrawides, 29" or more.
21:9 monitors normally has a resolution of 2560 x 1080 right? They exceed my budget.

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Old 10-11-2018, 03:13 PM   #8
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https://www.amazon.com/Acer-R240HY-b.../dp/B0148NNKTC

I have this and I highly recommend it for the price. You can get it on amazon prime.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:14 PM   #9
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get higher resolution , don't stay at 1080 vertical pixel
What do you mean by that? So I should go for a resolution of 3840 x 2160? Like the Dell P2415Q? It's over my budget of $300 for each monitor. Do you have any cheaper recommendations?
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #10
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I have this and I highly recommend it for the price. You can get it on amazon prime.
How will this stand against the SA230A? It has a 75Hz refresh rate.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:16 PM   #11
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Hi! A little update right now...
I'm looking at some budget monitors which I'll buy as a pair.. (Criteria: at least 23" 16:9 with IPS below $250)
1. ACER SA230A (23", 1920x1080, IPS, 75Hz, 4ms - GtG) $165
2. ACER R240HY (23.8", 1920x1080, IPS, 60Hz, 4ms - GtG) $???
3. SAMSUNG C24F390 (23.5", 1920x1080, IPS, 60Hz, 4ms, Curved - 1800R) $198
4. SAMSUNG S24F350 (23.5", 1920x1080, IPS, 60Hz, 4ms) $178
5. LG 24MK430 (23.8", 1920x1080, IPS, 75Hz, 5ms - Faster) $159
6. LG 24MP59G (23.8", 1920x1080, IPS, 75Hz, 5ms - Faster, 1ms Motion Blur Reduction) $159
7. DELL S2319H (23", 1920x1080, IPS, 60Hz, 5ms - GtG) $209
8. DELL P2319H (23", 1920x1080, IPS, 60Hz, 5ms - GtG, Adjustable - Height, Swivel, Tilt, Pivot) $239
9. DELL S2419HM (23.8", 1920x1080, IPS, 60Hz, 8ms - Normal (GtG) / 5ms - Fast (GtG)) $359 - Dell Brochure says it's 2560x1440 tho

I'm also open for more expensive monitors which I might set it up as a primary monitor with my current S2316H as a secondary monitor.. (Criteria: at least 23" 16:9, 2560x1440 with IPS below $500)
1. SuperSolid X270 (27", 3840x2160, IPS, 70Hz, 5ms - GtG) $479

Which monitor will you guys choose? Or is there any other models will you recommend?

Last edited by jseahhh; 10-11-2018 at 08:31 PM..
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:42 PM   #12
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21:9 monitors normally has a resolution of 2560 x 1080 right? They exceed my budget.

LG 25UM58 should be sub 300 for 25". I use this.

Be warned though, height is around the same as 20" and so things are small. Butafter a few days you get used to it. It is great for working with spreadsheets and productivity.
Processor
2200G @ 3400/stock cooling LLC8
Mainboard
MSI B350i Pro AC ITX
Graphics Card
Vega 8 1525MHz @ 1.2250V
Memory
HyperX Fury 2x4GB 3333@16-17-17-17-32 1.35V
Display
LG 25UM58 (21:9 ultrawide)
Storage
Transcend MTE820 128GB NVMe m.2, Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5"
Casing
Realan E-W80 (3.6L) + adapter (0.5L) = 4.1L
PSU
Pico-box X300 DC-ATX + 180W 19V adapter
Audio
on-board + Creative T3

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