View Full Version : Top Of The Range Gaming Monitor!

29-09-2011, 02:42 PM
Howdy Folks, First post ^.^

Anyway, I'm going shopping for a brand new monitor this weekend, and i was wondering if any of you tech savvy people could recommend me a monitor, I'm tech savvy myself, but Monitors are completely foreign to me.

Price isn't so much of an issue, but I'd like to keep it on the low side, i.e under 300.

This is going to be my main monitor to game on, so preferably HD ready, and all the other good stuff.

Look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Xaazi, :)

29-09-2011, 03:47 PM
HD ready is a bogus term for monitors, so ignore it.

It's useful to know more about what you're looking at using it for: how large a monitor would you like? Planning on plugging any consoles in as an extra input?

My recommendation would be the Dell U2412 (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&sku=609020&~ck=bnsnphome&~bk=gr:HomeRec_1,g:RecentPopular,rk:), fantastic 24" e-IPS screen.

30-09-2011, 11:16 AM
Anyone ever see a monitor bigger than 19" that isn't widescreen?

30-09-2011, 04:54 PM
As I said in the other thread I would definitely go for one with an IPS or PVA panel.
Manufacturers that are (almost) universally recommendable are Eizo and NEC, but they aren't cheap and aren't exactly gaming monitors apart from the Eizo Foris.
Dell (as Estel said) has many good allrounders without being overly expensive.

There are a few, but mostly from the two above mentioned firms (Eizo/NEC). They are not cheap because they are mostly used professional.

30-09-2011, 06:45 PM
LG IPS231 for around 150 and the Dell U2311H which can be found for around the 200 mark. Two top of the range monitors. I myself have the LG and its brilliant, the colours have just got that WOW factor. I have also heard some amazing things looking at reviews when I brought mine The only thing that made me buy the LG over the Dell was price but as money isn't an issue you can choose which one you think looks best!

30-09-2011, 07:35 PM
If you can spring for a Dell U2410 I highly recommend it though it's a bit more in the 450 range (hunt around don't buy direct from Dell) than 300, however the Dell U2311H is its baby brother and is still decent. Not only is the picture quality awesome, but the build quality is fantastic. There's a lot of flexibility in terms of height/angle etc.

30-09-2011, 09:19 PM
I have the U2311H and I'm rather happy with it, but I would have liked it to have HDMI. I also would have liked it to be 24" 16:10 1920x1200, but then it would be the U2410.

HP Craftwerk
30-09-2011, 10:40 PM
I just picked up a 27 inch Acer for 280 USD, Forgot the model number off the top of my head, at work. let me look for link...


This one, only downside is that it doesn't do DVI, I just did HDMI Out from my 570, works great.

01-10-2011, 01:19 AM
You only need a passive adapter for DVI-HDMI or vice versa. Unless you want the sound through HDMI too.

I'm very happy with my U2311H