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24" IPS or 27" non-IPS

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by ukchap, 2 Aug 2010.

  1. ukchap


    Joined: 29 Apr 2010

    Posts: 12


    Bit of advice if you would all be so kind

    I have been trying to talk myself into buying a 27" iMac but cannot justify it with my MacBook Pro being more than enough for my uses.

    So I am going to get a monitor to make working a bit more comfortable.

    The choices are one of the 24" IPS monitors such as the Overclockers Dell one or one of the many non-IPS 27" ones. I cannot afford a 27" IPS really even though I could stretch to a 27" iMac if that makes sense.

    The main reason for getting it would be to get more comfortable working with Lightroom and photos generally. I do this about once a week. The rest of the time it would be web/mail/word processing standard uses.

    I wouldn't use any speakers that came with it.


  2. shahpor


    Joined: 13 Mar 2007

    Posts: 832

    I am of the opinion that it is quality, not quantity, that counts.

    Also, having both IPS and TN panels to look at, I would definitely recommend the IPS.
  3. Boozebeard

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jan 2010

    Posts: 1,477

    If you are working with photos then an IPS would be the best idea.
  4. BlackBat


    Joined: 5 Jan 2008

    Posts: 654

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

  5. milkinc13


    Joined: 16 Apr 2006

    Posts: 3,213

    Location: Basingstoke

    photos then IPS all the way
  6. ukchap


    Joined: 29 Apr 2010

    Posts: 12

    Thanks everyone
    I have been reading about the problems with the Dell
    What is the quality of them these days when bought from Overclockers?
  7. PCM2


    Joined: 18 Feb 2010

    Posts: 6,796

    Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    If you have problems that are immediately noticeable, you can most likely RMA it.
  8. Erazer


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 41

    Location: Edinburgh

    I got a Dell last week and has no tinting issues, its been a bit quiet on that U2410 thread but that doesnt mean the tinting issues are resolved. Might be worth checking the Dell forum if you're still worried
  9. ukchap


    Joined: 29 Apr 2010

    Posts: 12

    Dell forum?
  10. slimsymeat


    Joined: 17 Jun 2008

    Posts: 216

    U2410, got one and well recommend. I went through 5 TN's but this is by far the best.
  11. ukchap


    Joined: 29 Apr 2010

    Posts: 12

    What about the Dell U2311?