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Philips 232E2SB - 23" DVI-D Full HD Monitor - £124.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer
Philips 232E2SB - 23" DVI-D Full HD Monitor - £124.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer

Philips 232E2SB - 23" DVI-D Full HD Monitor - £124.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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I missed out on the dell 23" monitor so got this instead, seams like a good deal for a 1080.

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Looks nice - anyone got any experience of this monitor?

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i must be missing something on this monitor, as its much cheaper than the dell but not hot,anyone?

happenstance

i must be missing something on this monitor, as its much cheaper than the … i must be missing something on this monitor, as its much cheaper than the dell but not hot,anyone?



The Dell was an IPS panel which are better quality but more expensive.

This is probably a TN panel like most inexpensive monitors.

pchardwarehelp.com/gui…php

You can still get the Dell for about £205 if you use this voucher: KF7WP4QSZZ$WVZ (finishes today).

Edited by: "guilbert53" 4th Feb 2011

Still - a good price for a good make

guilbert53

The Dell was an IPS panel which are better quality but more … The Dell was an IPS panel which are better quality but more expensive.This is probably a TN panel like most inexpensive monitors.[url=http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/lcd-panel-types.php]http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/lcd-panel-types.php[/url]You can still get the Dell for about £205 if you use this voucher: KF7WP4QSZZ$WVZ (finishes today).



Cheers - very informative site! Now I know what IPS/TN is all about.

Yes its a TN panel

lol @ "Full HD". By this they mean it can reach 1080, something which most monitors have been doing for a decade now. Bit misguiding using that as a selling point.
Edited by: "hypnoticstate" 5th Feb 2011

Full HD??? Since when is that a way to explain a PC monitor?

Lol

What was the dell monitor everyone keeps talking about?

It's been said here before, but unless you need a monitor which has more accurate colour output (for print work or similar) IPS monitors are a waste of the extra cash.

Mate of mine has an IPS and non-IPS 24" on his desk and for desktop or gaming use, you barely notice the difference. The IPS has a better viewing angle (irrelevant unless you want to move your chair!!) and slightly brighter colours but nothing which justifies the 50%+ more they generally cost...

That said - I'm wary of anything with a Philips badge - it's often used on cheap junk which is impossible to get support for. No idea on monitors specifically but their PCs were a nightmare best avoided.

Shock

Full HD??? Since when is that a way to explain a PC monitor?Lol


A fair few monitors still come in 1680x1050 - that's not 'full HD' so 'full HD' is a way of flagging 1920x1080 units for people who aren't nerds who just made a fool of themselves

Not only did the Dell use an IPS panel, it also had height adjustment and swivel which are very useful.

Still, voted hot because this is a good price for anyone just wanting a cheap monitor.

therealjohnpeat

It's been said here before, but unless you need a monitor which has more … It's been said here before, but unless you need a monitor which has more accurate colour output (for print work or similar) IPS monitors are a waste of the extra cash.Mate of mine has an IPS and non-IPS 24" on his desk and for desktop or gaming use, you barely notice the difference. The IPS has a better viewing angle (irrelevant unless you want to move your chair!!) and slightly brighter colours but nothing which justifies the 50%+ more they generally cost...That said - I'm wary of anything with a Philips badge - it's often used on cheap junk which is impossible to get support for. No idea on monitors specifically but their PCs were a nightmare best avoided.


I have a 24" S-IPS panel monitor next to a well reviewed 24" TN panel monitor and the difference is massive. Your friends IPS panel probably isn't calibrated properly.

Edited by: "James123" 5th Feb 2011

James123

NI have a 24" S-IPS panel monitor next to a well reviewed 24" TN panel … NI have a 24" S-IPS panel monitor next to a well reviewed 24" TN panel monitor and the difference is massive. Your friends IPS panel probably isn't calibrated properly.


You seem unaware that such things are relative and your opinion counts for no more than mine.

IMO, the improvement (and there is one ofc.) isn't such that you'd regret getting a TN monitor - that's my point, it's not a 'must have' thing.

IPS monitors are intended for people who value colour accuracy and applications where a wider viewing angle is useful - so that's not general PC users or gamers then...

We're comparing apples and oranges - my point was that you don't NEED an IPS monitor and comparing them to TN monitors is as daft as saying Ferraris are better than Focuses (Focii??).

therealjohnpeat

You seem unaware that such things are relative and your opinion counts … You seem unaware that such things are relative and your opinion counts for no more than mine. IMO, the improvement (and there is one ofc.) isn't such that you'd regret getting a TN monitor - that's my point, it's not a 'must have' thing.IPS monitors are intended for people who value colour accuracy and applications where a wider viewing angle is useful - so that's not general PC users or gamers then...We're comparing apples and oranges - my point was that you don't NEED an IPS monitor and comparing them to TN monitors is as daft as saying Ferraris are better than Focuses (Focii??).



I'm well aware such things are relative, I was just offering a contrasting opinion to your generalisation that IPS monitors are a "waste of money" to anyone other than professionals who need accurate colour. When it's properly calibrated I (and everyone else who have used mine) notice a big difference in most things, even gaming (especially in dark environments) between the two, you don't, that's fine... we're both allowed our own opinions, neither of which counts more than the other.

Not saying it's a 'must have', but I'd pay the extra for an IPS panel even if I didn't need accurate colours it's nice to have them (and the other benefits that come with an IPS panel).



Edited by: "James123" 5th Feb 2011

Why expired? Still fine for me, 146 in stock...
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