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Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 17, 2020 06:52PM
Using this Viewsonic TV as a second monitor just isn't cutting it... everything is just too blurry.

I would care the most about crispness of text, ease on my aging eyes, decent color rendition... ideally in the $100-120 range (remember, I'm not gaming or doing heavy graphics...)

I'm seeing some on Amazon but am not up on the latest ... IPS? etc.

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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 17, 2020 06:54PM
What's your computer setup?
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: August 17, 2020 07:08PM
Resolution desired?
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 17, 2020 07:14PM
Wondering about Dells maybe?



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 17, 2020 07:20PM
2012 Mac Pro with a Sapphire RX580 card, running Mojave, already have a 24" and a third, smaller monitor. The 24" I currently have is connected by HDMI, the Viewsonic I think HDMI, and the third DVI. I currently have them all set for "default for display", which for the 24" I think is 1920x1200, the Viewsonic 1080p, and the third monitor, 1680x1050. These resolutions are fine by me.




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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 17, 2020 07:24PM
In your price range they are all about the same. Id pick one you like the looks of, then price and buy.

Im partial to Dell Ultrasharps, but out of your budget.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: August 17, 2020 07:35PM
For me, 2x LG IPS; vertical stack. cMP 5,1 w/ RX 570-8GB.
I'd like bigger than 24s but my desk real estate is limited.
Have a third 24 to the side; use with a HP Win10 PC, an EliteBook, & an MBP.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 17, 2020 07:38PM
Agree with recommendation about Dell Ultrasharps. My 24 has been stellar for several years and also like the small bezel, though another level up for budget.
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 17, 2020 07:41PM
If you want something easy on aging eyes, you either go for something high quality -- bright with a strong contrast ratio and wide-gamut and high refresh-rate (Dell Ultrasharp), or you go for a 4K display which can be scaled like a native Mac Retina display, using pixel-doubling tricks to sharpen text and images (LG).

Neither one is cheap, but you can often find steep discounts on Ultrasharps if you keep an eye out... and the 2012 Mac Pro's lack of Thunderbolt rules out any good LG displays.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 17, 2020 07:52PM
Hmmm. A bit out of my price range, but...? [www.amazon.com]




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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 17, 2020 07:58PM
Here's new for comparison. $249, plus I saw something on another page about a 10% off coupon.

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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 17, 2020 08:00PM
Check the Dell outlet online store. Might be some deals there. I know Amazon is easiest for you, but the Dell from Dell would come UPS or FedEX.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 17, 2020 08:01PM
I'm for Dell Ultra as well. Have 2, 1 that's >10yo and the other about 7.
Good pict and never an issue.
Dunno who makes their panels, (heh, heh, heh, prolly LG) but the result is quite reliable.
LG and Samsung make cheap junk other than Sams SSDs.
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 17, 2020 08:45PM
What's also interesting (at least to me) ... one of the cheaper Dells on Amazon actually gets slightly better reviews than the Ultrasharp. (I know, could just be shill reviews.)




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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 17, 2020 08:52PM
Some of the cheaper Dells don't have a VESA plate on the back for mounting onto a different type of stand, for example, a multiple monitor set-up or movable arm. Not sure if that applies to you.
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 17, 2020 08:57PM
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Drew
Some of the cheaper Dells don't have a VESA plate on the back for mounting onto a different type of stand, for example, a multiple monitor set-up or movable arm. Not sure if that applies to you.

Yep that does apply to me, and I have been checking to make sure they're VESA-compatible.




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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: August 17, 2020 09:11PM
I've enjoyed my dual 25" Acer G257HU (2560x1440).

Not sure who's selling it these days.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: August 17, 2020 09:13PM
I've done very well with UltraSharps. Worth considering buying a used one of a recent vintage....
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 17, 2020 09:17PM
I love my monitors from Monoprice.

They have a nice 1080P 24" IPS monitor for $99 with free shipping.

[www.monoprice.com]



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: August West
Date: August 17, 2020 09:56PM
Ultrasharps here too.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 18, 2020 08:32AM
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sekker
I love my monitors from Monoprice.

I was disappointed that they discontinued their 30" LCD line. I liked the 1600 vertical resolution. It's hard to find monitors >1440.

But now they have a 32" 4k that is really nice. I run one on my Hackintosh at 3008x1692.

Aaand it's on sale now - $40 off:

[www.monoprice.com]



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: August 18, 2020 08:35AM
Possible good deal on a 24”
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 18, 2020 11:25AM
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Lux Interior
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sekker
I love my monitors from Monoprice.

I was disappointed that they discontinued their 30" LCD line. I liked the 1600 vertical resolution. It's hard to find monitors >1440.

But now they have a 32" 4k that is really nice. I run one on my Hackintosh at 3008x1692.

Aaand it's on sale now - $40 off:

[www.monoprice.com]

Nice. I would consider that for a future monitor. Great value.
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 18, 2020 01:05PM
Ah jeez, you guys are making this so hard! Here I was, hunting for a nice Dell Ultrasharp ...




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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 18, 2020 01:17PM
The Monoprice is not a high quality display.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 18, 2020 03:27PM
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The Monoprice is not a high quality display.

I was looking more at the Acer and AOC...




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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 18, 2020 05:16PM
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PeterB
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Sarcany
The Monoprice is not a high quality display.

I was looking more at the Acer and AOC...

Acer... What's a good word for "something worse than useless garbage that will fill your home with misery and despair" ...?

AOC... Until you get up to around $700 retail you are not getting a very good display.

IMHO.



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 19, 2020 08:02AM
Monoprice & Acer are just fine for my work.

Big & bright with lots of pixels (none dead).

I have three 27" 2580x1440 Acers @ work. All IPS panels and very thin bezels. They can be had a bit over $200 when you catch a sale at Newegg.

I have an old Monoprice 30" @ 2580x1600 next to the one I mentioned above (32" @ 3008x1692).

I don't do any gaming or work that requires color accuracy, so my standards aren't that high, I guess.
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 19, 2020 09:41AM
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Sarcany
The Monoprice is not a high quality display.

The ones listed, or in general?

My monoprice 27" screen uses the exact same IPS panel as Apple used in their non-retina 27" iMacs.
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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: August 19, 2020 05:27PM
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sekker
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Sarcany
The Monoprice is not a high quality display.

The ones listed, or in general?

My monoprice 27" screen uses the exact same IPS panel as Apple used in their non-retina 27" iMacs.

No, it's just the same resolution.

Maybe they've improved in the last 2-3 years...?
[www.pcmag.com]



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Re: Ok, what do we like for a 24" monitor?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 04, 2020 10:52AM
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Sarcany
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sekker
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Sarcany
The Monoprice is not a high quality display.

The ones listed, or in general?

My monoprice 27" screen uses the exact same IPS panel as Apple used in their non-retina 27" iMacs.

No, it's just the same resolution.

Maybe they've improved in the last 2-3 years...?
[www.pcmag.com]

It looks like Monoprice stopped selling that model. PCMag has not tested a 1440p Monoprice monitor since the above listed review.

The current $270 IPS 1440p monitor is listed as a 10 bit, HDR ready panel. This seems to be a newer generation but it is hard to tell since PCMag did not list a product number. The monitor linked by PCMag at Bez-azon has product number 118545.



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