OK, I'm trying to decide on a monitor. I know there are a ton of threads on this, and IPS monitors with calibration etc. The problem is I am having trouble justifying the price differences. I've just decided to pull the trigger on a new PC so need to buy a monitor to go with it. My options are:
- here.U2410 24inch IPS 1.07 billion colours - the bees knees! $578 (Harris) Specs
- here.U2311 23inch IPS 16 million colours - This is IPS but doesn't have the colour range of the other?? $248 (Harris) Specs
- here.ST2420 24inch TN panel 16 million colours - $268 (local JBs) Specs
Now I know what the purists will say, just buy the 2410 and to a level I agree. I don't however do much printing, but my clients might print my photos. To date I have been using a 5 year old monitor which I find very good and I've never really noticed any issues. One set of prints came out very dark, but I wonder if that was more a result of the cheap printers I used.
In the real world, how much difference is there!?!? Is it worth the premium of spending more than twice as much!?!?! Who has gone from TN to the 2410 IPS and noticed the difference and could say it was worth the price premium?