Since my good old Dell 2209WA is getting a bit long in the tooth and has a conspicuous defective pixel exactly at center, I am now faced with the purchase of a new monitor. The question is, which one? One thing I know is that the Dell was sufficiently big for me, so the new monitor shouldn’t be considerably bigger, and certainly not bigger than my desk. 😉 24” are more than sufficient, if you ask me. As I edit pictures, I highly value angle stability and color fidelity. I don’t really have time for playing PC games, which is why the response time of the panel is irrelevant for me. I already browsed the internet a bit and clicked through some reviews on prad.de, but still I am no wiser than before. There have now emerged some new technical terms ever since my last monitor purchase, especially concerning background lighting (GB-r-LED, RGB-LED, W-LED…). In fact, I don’t care about the underlying technology of my monitor, as long as it is matte (I am allergic to glare displays) and offers good angle stability and color fidelity. I suppose that IPS panels still have the best value-for-money ratio in this respect?
Currently, I’ve shortlisted the following four monitors: LG Flatron 24EB23PY-W, HP Z24i, Asus VS24AHL, Asus PB248Q. It seems there are hardly any viable 24” Dell monitors under €350. The cheapest one qualified for digital image processing is the U2413 that comes at a price of €400. And according to reviews, it is said to be poorly built for a device of this price range. Of the four listed monitors, I like the Asus PB248Q best, but I am open for further suggestions. If you have any advice, please let me know!