Which cheap monitor for desktop usage?

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Found 30th Sep 2017Edited by:"dudedude"
Have a Dell 2001fp. It's 2003-vintage anandtech.com/sho…193 20.1" 1600x1200. Power supply has failed (probably, not really going to spend any thing on investigating)

Want to replace with something similar (ish). Don't have a gaming card in the PC (downstairs have a PC with TV attached), so it's mostly work usage.

Most monitors are now 1080p, 1440p is quite nice I suppose. A 21.5" Dell 1080p for £100 has more-or-less the same pixel pitch (but less height than old monitor 1080 vs 1200), a 24" 1440p for £200 smaller pixels.

But not sure?
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I've got a Dell U2414H (2014) and its a very nice screen, slim bezel design, plenty of inputs, I wouldn't worry about 1080p vs 1200p if you go 24" You can still pick them up for under £200

tftcentral.co.uk/rev…htm

There are newer versions, but personally I prefer the older version

tftcentral.co.uk/rev…htm

You should check out tftcentral anyway as they give really in depth reviews.
I'd be inclined to go for one of the 25" 2560x1080 screens, they've been done to £130 a couple of times recently.

EDIT: That's assuming you like your monitor at it's current distance, if you'd rather have it further back to give you more deskspace then do take the opportunity to change to a lower dpi model.
Edited by: "EndlessWaves" 30th Sep 2017
If you are not bothered about a new one, take a look at your local ebay listings (collection only, they tend to go cheaper). I picked up a nice AOC 24" LED monitor recently. Lovely condition, works a treat. Cost £11. Bargain
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