View Full Version : Which 24" or 27" Monitor to Choose?

04-16-2011, 05:43 AM
I'm looking to buy a new monitor on a max budget $500.

24" or 27" wide with good quality, without too much of tweaking.

Does anyone know any brand or have good recommendations?


04-16-2011, 07:53 AM
I have two BenQ monitors. Both 24" but G2412HD is an LCD and a G2420HDBL is an LED.

I think the LED is (ever so slightly) nicer to look a than the LCD. LEDs are cheaper to run than LCDs, with their minimal power usage.

My LEDs usage is 24Watts, while the LCD uses 49Watts.

If I were to recommend a brand I'd, perhaps obviously, go with BenQ, because they are affordable and good.

I have never had larger than 24" monitors, but I have thought about upgrading to a single 27" one day.

Hope that helps despite me only mentioning one brand.

04-16-2011, 09:30 AM
Thank you Cougar12dk for the suggestion.

After some research, I am between these three:

The Dell UltraSharp U2410 - 24"
ASUS PA246Q - LCD display - TFT - 24.1" P-IPS
HP ZR24w 24" S-IPS

Based on reviews, P-IPS, price range, resolution, the Asus one looks very interesting.

04-16-2011, 09:35 AM
Eizo or HP :)

04-17-2011, 07:22 AM
I got me the The Dell UltraSharp U2410 - 24 at both work and at home, and I am very pleased with them.


04-17-2011, 03:54 PM
I've got a Dell Ultrasharp 2407 and an HP ZR24w. It depends what you are aiming for. The HP has a narrow gamut but needs the least calibration. The Dell has a wider gamut, but it needs a lot of calibrating. As far as I am aware the U2410 also has a wide gamut and tends to be poorly calibrated out of the box. This doesn't mean the image is poor, it just means it needs calibrating to get the best out of it. The HP I tend to find changes very little from the default setting when calibrated. I tend to find HP displays tend to be a little blue before calibration. If you can, try to find somewhere where you can see them in action.

Also, you could look here, it's an excellent site:


04-17-2011, 04:02 PM
I couldn't get a good colour accuracy on Dell's wide colour gamut monitors, but with hardware calibration it wasn't a problem. But it's another thing to purchase!

04-17-2011, 05:06 PM
I like the Viewsonic VX2433, but I'm not sure I'm the best at knowing pixel this and brilliant ratios that, etc.

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04-18-2011, 08:44 AM
I haven't seen it in person but, on paper is seems alright. It's a 16x10 screen to, which is nice. If one of my HP screens die, I'd have a look at these for a replacement. The price isn't that bad for a panel of that type.