New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - (Monitor bought: HP 22XW)

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    I was long thinking to buy a Full HD monitor. And a problem with my existing 19" Dell monitor made me realize its about time I start to plan it.

    My requirement is:
    1. Budget of under (or around) 10k
    2. Full HD (1080p)
    3. Programming and Movies. And occasional racing games.

    PS: I don't have a dedicated graphic card, only Intel's HD 4600. (Core i5 4570).

    I have heard a lot about Dell S2240L and could have bought that straight away, but I know it's highly glossy and if you watch movies on it you would "need" to turn off the lights. Not the ideal thing to do always.

    So any other monitor in this price range that provide a Full HD display for Programming and watching movies?
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    AOC i2269VWM 22" LED IPS -10.5k
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    Thanks for the suggestion. So I guess AOC i2269VWM is a matte monitor. While Dell S2240L is a non matte (or Glossy) monitor.

    Which monitor among these is best for movies?

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    Also I noted that i2269VWM have an HDMI-MHL port that can used to connect android devices to the monitor (as said in the review on FK).

    Now I have a question. Can't I just use MicroUSB to HDMI converter to connect my Moto X Android device to the Monitor? So is this MHL port on that AOC monitor is really a luxury?
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    How's aoc's after-sales service as compared to other established brands like dell,samsung etc?What policy does the former have for replacing panels with dead pixels within the warranty period?
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    Dunno man...

    Any suggestions for my questions folks?
    Flipkart have a 10% off offer on Citibank cards. If I am to buy a monitor.. must do so in this time.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    I really dislike glossy panels.. it builds up unnecessary eye strain which never happens on my home computer monitor (matte) ..If you can find a Dell Matte FHD monitor, preferably IPS as well, that would be very VFM
    Dell's monitor warranty is very very OP, but AFAIK, there is no matte alternative to the iconic S2240L :(, this LG monitor is the only one i found in this price range that is both Anti glare matte and IPS
    LG 23 inch LED Backlit LCD - 23MP65HQ Monitor - Buy LG 23 inch LED Backlit LCD - 23MP65HQ Monitor Online at best price in India : Flipkart.com
    search around you may find something better..

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    You can get the same monitor from ebay for 9.6k after using coupon
    Read some reviews though, on paper, it seems good enough
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    Well, the monitor 23MP65HQ seems like a product of marketing scam.
    The bezels which the picture shows is completely wrong. The review on Flipkart is right about the bezel, that it is there and a video confirms this.

    I think I will need to research more.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    Viewsonic VX2270 smh 21.5" LED -9k
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    I didn't like the monitor. Not even the tiniest bit. Anyway, so I am back to searching again. This time I am hell bent to buy a monitor soon. And I have upgraded my requirements and budget.

    So now I am looking for a monitor like my existing one. I currently have Dell's 1909W which is running from years. This monitor is great. It can be rotated, height adjusted and even turned 90 degree to make it vertical. What would be the price of a 1080p monitor like that monitor that gives me such features? Can it be possible under 15k?
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    [MENTION=77264]Vyom[/MENTION] , do check this model from HP.
    HP XW22. I bought it from Nehru Palace recently , Cost to Cost. Should cost you around 9,500 inr.
    Looks damn sexy and is pretty sleek and awesome color reproduction.
    Its anti glare features are also very good.
    In cost to cost they have a demo of all the monitors, so you can view them before buying.

    I went to buy AoC 2369vm but ended up with the HP XW22 because I couldn't resist buying it.

    Amazon.com: HP Pavilion 22xw 21.5-in IPS LED Backlit Monitor: Computers & Accessories


    You can also consider the HP 22fi. I think xw22 is the updated version of it.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k

    Yes, once I increased budget from 10k, I can see there are whole lot of Awesome looking sexy monitors. Some of them are following:

    1. HP 23 Inch IPS LEd - 23CW Monitor: This one is similar to what you suggested. Loved the design. But no reviews online.
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    2. Samsung 23.6 inch LS24D390HL/XL LED Backlit LCD Monitor: Damn, this one looks ultra sexy! Just look at the reviews. I had my eye on this monitor since long. And now that it have arrived, it does look promising albeit on higher side of price.
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    3. BenQ 24 inch EW2440L LED Backlit LCD Monitor : It's bezel less design have caught my attention. But looking at above monitors I think I will give this a pass.
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    I had also seen Dell 24 inch LED - S2415H Monitor but reviews aren't that great about its built quality. So I guess it's out of league now.


    So I am officially extremely confused now. I know about Cost to cost. Might want to go there this weekend to see the monitor there, but before that I want to shortlist some more monitors. And need more suggestions to narrow them down.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - Updated till 15k

    The Samsung monitor definitely looks eye candy. You might get it for a few hundred or a thousand buck cheaper at Nehru Palace.
    One thing that kept me away from this monitor was the high amount of glossiness in the screen. Glossy screens aren't very good for the eye.
    Matte screens are best suited for coding , dev work.
    Also , the Samsung one uses PLS panel rather than ah-IPS.
    You should look for an AH-IPS panel if you are not much into hardcore fps gaming.

    Also , the 22XW has better specs on paper than the 23Cw model.
    I would recommend looking at the youtube videos for more help.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - Updated till 15k

    just go to costtocost & watch the monitors in action,that's the best way.i recently visited costtocost shop & as expected found aoc 2369vwm displaying best picture quality but at that time i didn't knew about hp 22xw so might have missed the comparison.according to what [MENTION=140405]Hrishi[/MENTION] said the only comparison you need to do over there will be between 2369 & 22xw.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - Updated till 15k

    The HP 22XW looks really good, but I have two issues with it. First, it doesn't come in black (atleast I couldn't find it in black) and second the 23" size isn't available, the size which I am currently thinking to get. (Bigger the better when it comes to size :p)

    Also AOC 2369vm is 23" and HP 22XW is 21.5", doesn't that big difference?

    Samsung 23.6 inch LS24D390HL/XL doesn't seem to have glossy screen. It have glossy bezels and back. But screen seems matte. And one review said, and I quote "well i am afraid when i sit in front of my computer . bcuz i feel like i am being consumed by my monitor xD and its very big"...

    I am also reconsidering BenQ 24 inch EW2440L since it looks good (as per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EnnBcuHA90) and also have a mobile stand in the middle of the stand. (watch 6:33 in the video). The mobile stand is probably due to the fact that this monitor have support for MHL, though I will have no use for it since Moto X isn't MHL compliant.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - Updated till 15k

    Sorry for intervene this thread..!!!

    Which monitor is best for eye care (Without Strain) 24" or 27"...My usage is 12/7, Browsing,Reading,Movies and Games.,

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - Updated till 15k

    Well, if your hijacking this thread makes it go much offtopic I will have to move your posts in new thread. To answer your query, 24" and 27" is a big difference. And the answer is simple. Bigger the better. Eyecare doesn't matter on the size of the monitor, but it matters on your distance from the monitor. I think 24" is a very big size, but that's relative since I am currently using a 19" monitor. So head over to a shop where you can compare a 24" with a 27" monitor and see for yourself which size is best to you, and depending on the distance from where you are using it.
     
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    I agree with [MENTION=126812]whitestar_999[/MENTION]. The easiest way to differ in screen quality is to take a demo at the shop. Cost to cost has around 30 models hanging out at display.
    I was also a bit reluctant at buying 21.5" screen but then I compared it with the i-2379vm which was kept just below it , and I couldn't really see the difference.
    There were few monitors from LG too that stole the show but I was more into the color reproduction and vividness since my priority was photo editing, etc.

    I wouldn't recommend buying online unless you have compared the models physically. In my opinion you should take some time and head to N.P. and check out some panels. If you are getting that cheaper online , then order it online , but I highly doubt that. Cost to cost's prices are always cheaper than anywhere.
    PS : no offence to flipkart reviewers but I wouldn't rely on them. Most of the reviews people write there are highly exaggerated or too biased and have barely seen or compared other stuff in the market.
     
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    Well, my preference is buying offline too. Since when it comes to monitors, I just won't get lower price online, than offline.
    I would visit cost to cost this saturday. I will also try to find the 23" variant of the monitor, probably in some HP showroom.

    Lets see how it goes. I will have to decide on the spot, the picture clarity along with the price will be the deciding factor. I have shortlisted following monitors for comparisons, in order of preference:

    1. HP Pavilion 22xw (or 23")
    2. BenQ 24 inch EW2440L
    3. Samsung 23.6 inch LS24D390HL/XL

    Btw, another query. I recently bought AOC i2279VWHE 21.5 inch IPS Monitor for my friend. I thought since it's 1080 and all, the wide screen movies will look great on the monitor. But to my disappointment there were still bars over it. I did some calculations and found out that the resolution of the movie was 1920 x 800. So of course on a 1080p screen (1920 x 1080) there will be black bars.
    I am wondering whether most of the so called 1080p movies are actually 1920 or 1080 or only 1920 x 800. If the case is later, than will it make a difference if I buy a really wide screen monitor like LG 25UM65-P 25 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor? I always wanted a really wide screen monitor. More stuff side by side and better than having dual monitors.
     
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    If play movie or game in 25" monitor.....look like..image will stretched?
    Good for viewing or any discomfort.
     
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    Re: New Full HD Monitor for Programming and Movies around 10k - Updated till 15k

    most bluray movies are made at a cinema aspect ratio 21:9, not 16:9..
    Thats why there are 21:9 monitors, like the LG one you linked.. Its totally your preference but if you are going for a monitor with higher resolution and/or a different aspect ratio, make sure your GPU can handle the load if you are gonna game..
    setting a lower resolution for games, at non native aspect ratio on such displaus will make it look really ugly and distorted.. the individual square pixels will turn to rectangles to accomodate the change in aspect ratio
    For programming, the wider screen migth be useful, im not sure, because I have never tried it out.. If you do buy that, make a review please

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    if you play at the native resolution, any modern game will look just as good as its meant to be.. However, it will be very taxing for your GPU if it doesnt have horsepower to drive it..
    If you do want to lower resolution for games, you'd want that resolution to be of the same aspect ratio as the monitor you are using, it will stretch but it wont distort and look ugly
    For example -> dont set 1024x768 for a monitor that is 1600x900, set it to 1280x720 .. the individual pixels will still be squares and not rectangles..
    older games like warcraft3 will not scale well, their UI will be distorted at odd resolutions, go to widescreengaming (dot) com might have a fix/mod for such things
     
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