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What's the best monitor I can get for $600 ?

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    Hi.

    So I decided to buy a new monitor since I'm sick of my ugly SyncMaster 2333 which is a TN monitor with VERY VERY bad color reproduction.

    I did a little research and settled on the Dell UltraSharp U2410 until I read many reviews about how bugged this monitor was.

    So, what do you think is the best monitor I can get for $600:

    The monitor is mainly going to be used for gaming but I don't buy all the marketing BS about these "Gaming Monitors (TN)"

    Specs: (ordered in terms on priority)

    1. Panel type: anything other than TN (e.g IPS, S-IPS...etc)
    2. Color reproduction: This is probably the most important thing I care about.
    3. Viewing Angle.
    4. Response Time, 6ms and below only.

    I'm sick of getting tricked and buying TN monitors, my eyes will be mutated if this continued:cry:

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    If not a Dell, Apple is known for very good monitor quality. Not sure how big one would be for $600, though. Apple is expensive.
     
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    Only thing can think of a WLED backlit display.
     
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    By the way, do you think that waiting for more 120Hz monitors is worth it ?

    I've a Sony Bravia TV which has a function called FastMotion or something like that, if I enabled it the refresh rate rise to 100Hz which makes the game runs very smoothly yet it gives you headaches, it's cool nevertheless.
     
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    It seems good but the U2410 has 110% color gamut and this one has 102% color gamut, would that make much of a difference ?

    EDIT: strange, it seems like this monitor has the "Pink and Green tint" bug too........
     
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    Pink and green tint bug??

    Well to be honest I'd go for the Dell and not the HP. I only suggested the HP because you seemed adamant against the Dell. :)

    I have the 27" Dell myself and I can't complain about it at all. It's the best monitor I ever owned.

    I came across this comparing the Dell U2410 and the HP2475:

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    I've read many reviews which describes this bug as a green tint on the left side and a pink tint on the right side of the monitor and it becomes really noticeable when there is a white background.

    I suppose that the only thing that I can do if I wanted to buy the Dell U2410 is to unbox it and test it in the shop.

    Also, I've heard a rumor that the Dell U2411 should be released in May 2011...hmmm too many options...
     
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    I've just got a replay from a shop I know, it seems I'll have to wait for 4 weeks because the monitor (U2410) is currently on order-base-selling.

    So, do you think that it's worth it to wait and see if any better models will be released in the next 3 months ?
     
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    Nice shop, sending replays! :p
     
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