Monitors -- Features and What YOU Recommend

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
In light of the other monitor thread, let's talk about what you recommend for current monitor models.

What are the features you are shopping for?

What sort of connectors do you feel are mandatory?

Do you prefer the matte finishes on the screen over the very common highly reflective surfaces on most LCDs?

What monitor would you buy if budget wasn't a limit and why?
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
@Pmadd, matte finish --- pretty good in all working environment (high natural light, a dark room, etc.)?

Leaning for matte finish since glare is bit much for me typically and results in covering the windows up.
 

fizzyjoe908

New Member
Verified Provider
Matte finish, slim design, at least 24", no built-in speakers, at least 1080p, DisplayPort and HDMI are required.
 

wdq

Quade
If I was to pick up any monitor I'd probably go and get the ASUS PQ321Q. That's the new 31.5" 4K monitor that costs $3,500. Pricey, and way past the perfect cost to performance ratio of the 2560x1440 monitors, but if money isn't an issue, why not? 

  • A matte finish is a must, I also prefer it if the monitor has a small and matte bezel.
  • DVI is really the only input I care about at this point in time, but going into the future a DisplayPort would be preferred. 
  • VESA mounting holes are a must.
  • A high pixel density is a must, I don't want to see pixels from where I'm sitting. 
  • I prefer monitors that can be adjusted to be dimly lit. 
  • I prefer monitors that don't have obtrusive lights, and if they do having the ability to turn the light off in the menu is great.
  • The buttons can't be on the left and right side of the monitor. 
  • I prefer monitors that have physical buttons, and no power bricks. 
  • Realistic colors are a must. 
 

wdq

Quade
I am lazy, what is the Displayport rage all about?   Benefits?
From my understanding DisplayPort has quite a bit more throughput when compared to something like dual link DVI meaning you can power much higher resolutions at a much higher refresh rate. They can also be daisy changed if you use compatible monitors.  DisplayPort also supports sound which means it could be a good replacement or alternative to HDMI in the future. 

Right now support for DisplayPort in monitors and televisions is still very minimal. On the other hand pretty much every high end graphics card out there has at least one DisplayPort, and the more high end ones, especially the AMD ones, have several DisplayPorts. 
 

Zen

New Member
Dammit. Thought this thread was going to be on the subject of monitoring services :(

I'm just using some LG (IPS224) - overall I look for at least 22"/1080p/IPS/2-5ms resp time. Nothing special.
 
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dmmcintyre3

New Member
IPS, high pixel density, at least 1920×1080, external power brick, 12v input preferred. My ghetto UPS doesn't have an inverter, everything runs directly off 12v.
 
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kunnu

Active Member
Verified Provider
Price of monitor is double in my country so I am going to purchase "dell s2240L"
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
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IPS, high pixel density, at least 1920×1080, external power brick, 12v input preferred. My ghetto UPS doesn't have an inverter, everything runs directly off 12v.
Oh, do tell about your UPS.  Self made, off grid or some sort of busted gear hack? 12V DC is like telco lite (typically 48V)
 

fisle

Active Member
IPS panel, 16:10 ratio, sleek, minimal design, no weird touch buttons or other weird stuff. I like thin borders.
 
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