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Tau

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Well I need some 24" monitors... Was looking at the Dell 2408WFP though I'm not sure how the input lag would sit with me.. I have also found the HP LP2475w and all the research shows that It is a better monitor.

I just wanted to get a bit of feedback before I go ahead and drop $500 a unit on some of these...

Other thing is should I just get 2? or go with 3.... hmmmm.

Will be moving up from 3 19" monitors and i REQUIRE atleast 2, though I think 3 would be best.

Just looking for some feedback and people to help me make up my cheap skate mind :rolleyes:
 
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Can I please ask what exactly you need 3 24" Monitors for? :twitch:
 

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Can I please ask what exactly you need 3 24" Monitors for? :twitch:
Development/Monitoring..... Bigger = better.

Right now my center 19 is the primary (primary internet, games when i play them, coding, graphics work, etc.) left wing is messenger/IRC/ and remote desktop monitor, Right wing is Opera/audio consoles, media player, and movie/video monitor.

All monitors are usually filled with 4-8 IE windows, and then however many opera tabs are open as well as a bunch or explorer windows...

Basically their to small and are hindering my work/development... Since my new workstation is also serving as a VM development box more monitor space is a requirement.

I think it would be nice iwth 3 24" panels as that way I can still keep one as a movie/video screen and not lose alot of realestate...
 
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Are they nice 19's? Maybe get another three of them for a 3 x 2 setup? Or perhaps 2 x 24" with a 3 x 19" top row?

I've done 3 x 19" (3840x1024), 2 x 22" (3360x1050), and 3 x 22" (5040x1050) at work, and at home I currently have a 24". After trying out 3 x 22", I'm going to stop after a second 24" and add monitors above, if I need them. Otherwise it's just too... WIDE, IMO.

Now, your desk, workflow, etc, could be totally different than mine, in which case you could utilise 3 x 24" effectively.
 

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Are they nice 19's? Maybe get another three of them for a 3 x 2 setup? Or perhaps 2 x 24" with a 3 x 19" top row?

I've done 3 x 19" (3840x1024), 2 x 22" (3360x1050), and 3 x 22" (5040x1050) at work, and at home I currently have a 24". After trying out 3 x 22", I'm going to stop after a second 24" and add monitors above, if I need them. Otherwise it's just too... WIDE, IMO.

Now, your desk, workflow, etc, could be totally different than mine, in which case you could utilise 3 x 24" effectively.

Hmm... thats a good point, I plan on replacing 2 of the 19's as they are CRTs (graphics series from Viewsonic) so their not "bad" i just cant stand looking at them anymore... lol

I will be keeping one 19 (VX922 Viewsonic) though was thinking about using it as an aux for something else..

Thats something I never though of before though... just how wide the 24's would actually be... might put a kink in my neck lol

I think I will just order a pair then and see how it goes... because i can always get another one later if i need more.


How what do you guys think about those HP LP2475w's?

Essentially its a tossup between getting a couple of the HPs, or for way less i can get some mainstream say samsungs... the HPs are gonna cost me ~$600US shipped, and i can get some samsungs or LGs locally for ~$240-250US no shipping....

Just debating if its worth the extra money... when i could get basically 2 for the price of one...
 
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I faced pretty much the same question as you did. I was debating between the Dell 2408WFP and the HP LP2475w. My main concern was the reports of color uniformity issues with the HP. You should probably check out the LCD thread at Anandtech. Here is a link to it. http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=2049206&highlight_key=y&keyword1=LCD They recommend the HP, but they also do mention the color uniformity issue. Here is another link to the HP support forum where someone mentions having the color uniformity issue with their HP LP2475w. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/board/message?board.id=Monitor&thread.id=426 I took a couple other things into consideration. I had to hook mine up via the VGA connection because I have 3 PC's on a KVM switch that only has a VGA connection. The Dell has a dedicated VGA port. The HP I'm pretty sure comes with a cable that adapts one of it's DVI ports to VGA. So, with the Dell I can connect to VGA and still have two open DVI ports. Amother thing I liked about the Dell is they have a premium panel guarantee. If you have any bright pixels you can get it replaced for 3 years. Note, the guarantee says bright pixels, not dead pixels. The last thing was I live in Chicago and within driving distance of CDW who carries the HP. I called them and asked about their return policy. I could return the HP, but not for a cash refund. I didn't know if they would keep letting me return the HP until I got one without the color uniformity issue. One other thing, if you read the Anandtech LCD thread they list the Dell and the HP as having the same input lag. The input lag on the Dell was reduced on the A01 revision. So, everything considered, plus a nice sale on the Dell I went ahead and bought the Dell. I have to say I'm very happy with it. Out of the box it had pretty much eye searing reds, but after some adjustment I was able to tone them down. The Dell and the HP are both wide gamut monitors, so the HP likely will be about the same out of the box as the Dell. I got an A02 revsion on the Dell. I can't say I've noticed any input lag problems, but I also don't play FPS games. Overall I'd say I'm quite happy with the Dell and I'd buy it again. Hope this helps you some.
 

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I Think i'll go with the HP, Will be ordering a pair of them here monday morning Will post thoughts afterwards.
 

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From everything I've read the HP will be a good choice as long as you don't get one with a uniformity problem. It also sounds like HP will work with you as far as getting it replaced if you do get one with a problem. The HP will have better viewing angles than the Dell because it's an IPS panel, while the Dell is a PVA panel. I'd be interested to know if either of your panels have the uniformity issue. I have another PC for business downstairs and I could see myself buying the HP and then keeping the one I like the best for my main machines upstairs and putting the other one on the business PC downstairs.
 
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I have the HP LP2475w. No issues with regards to color uniformity across the panel. Mine is the GIG111 with the Calibration is a must otherwise a nice monitor. I have seen a few people that complain about, mine show no color deviation from left to right.
 

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Development/Monitoring..... Bigger = better.

Right now my center 19 is the primary (primary internet, games when i play them, coding, graphics work, etc.) left wing is messenger/IRC/ and remote desktop monitor, Right wing is Opera/audio consoles, media player, and movie/video monitor.

All monitors are usually filled with 4-8 IE windows, and then however many opera tabs are open as well as a bunch or explorer windows...

Basically their to small and are hindering my work/development... Since my new workstation is also serving as a VM development box more monitor space is a requirement.

I think it would be nice iwth 3 24" panels as that way I can still keep one as a movie/video screen and not lose alot of realestate...
I wish I was the one sitting in your seat:(
I would sugest the BenQ FP241W tho;)
or if you can the Samsung T240/T260
 

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I wish I was the one sitting in your seat:(
I would sugest the BenQ FP241W tho;)
or if you can the Samsung T240/T260
Lol, most people kinda gasp when they first see it, i would takes some pics but im in the middle of moving it all so im doing most things from a laptop at the moment )it sucks with one screen lol)

As I said should be ordering the HP's come monday morning, after i give HP a call and make sure there will not be any warranty issues (ordering the Panel from the US and shipping it up to me in Canada) I dont forsee any issues as my HP laptop is a US model as well, and it has been sent in twice already... Just need to see if I can get the Panels covered under the same SLA my laptops are under :D :cool:
 
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All I can say is, I'm quite happy with my LP2475w. Probably the best (if not only) sub-$600 IPS monitor.