June 2013, how the time flies. It’s almost July already! Now, that won’t stop us from taking a quick look at the past month to see how monitors fared in terms of popularity. There are quite a few familiar names on the list. Most of you have already met some of the displays in this month’s roundup, but for those just who’ve just tuned in: a quick recap.
As mentioned before, the average size in computer monitors slowly moves towards bigger panels. 2-3 years ago a 22″ monitor was considered of normal size. Now 24″ is in the same position. With that in mind, there’s nothing we can pick on on this Asus model.
The obvious selling point is the price. At $155 this TFT-screen offers HDMI, DVI and of course D-Sub analog signal inputs, a relatively quick TN panel. Not to mention the 1080p resolution. What’s exceptional about 1080p, you might ask? Well, nothing, except that this monitor does it at ~$155.
Oh, and at the time of writing there’s a $20 rebate available pushing the final price very close to the $130 line. Check out more information here.
Dell Ultrasharp U2412M comes in at number 2 on the popularity list this month. It’s also a 24″, but not the regular shape. If you’re somewhat picky about what the screen-quality is like, this monitor will not leave you with a half-frown on your lips. My little brother got one as his secondary monitor last month, and he’s been very satisfied ever since. He’s using it for browsing in portrait mode. Ah yes, forgot to mention the Dell U2412M can be put into portrait mode.
Normally it is a 16:10 ratio display, making it slightly taller than the usual 16:9 display. The resolution is 1920×1200 (and the surface of the display is matte). Those of you who are into live-streaming or heavy video-gaming, might want to find something else. Look at #1. *hint-hint*
Anyway, the Dell U2412M deservedly snatches the 2nd position on the bestseller list in June. If you’d like more info or a current price on it, here you go.
There is very little else to say in the scope of this article about the VS228H-P. Spec-wise it’s everything the VS247H-P except for the price. The vs228h-p costs $20 less than its bigger brother normally does. At the time of writing this article the 24″ version comes with a $20 rebate, so there’s relatively little going in the way of the VS228H-P. More here.
The ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED doesn’t have to be introduced to those who’ve been looking into monitors for a while. I can’t recall a point in time when this monitor wasn’t in the top 10 most popular monitors since its debut on the market.
1080p LED-lit TN-panel, DVI for digital, D-Sub for analog input. Which sort of is becoming the issue with this particular monitor. No HDMI. Unless you know for sure you’re not an HDMI type of guy, I’d say go with the VS247H-P for the extra port and the $20. Current price and more info this way.
5. ASUS PA248Q
Would you look at that. Asus offering IPS panels. They were known for producing very cheap, very mainstream-oriented 22-24″ displays before but the IPS market is something entirely different. Picture quality is not only nice to have. It’s crucial.
Which is why a Dell U2412M beats it at the same price-point. Both monitors are 24″ E-IPS with 1920×1200 pixels on-screen, a matte finish on the display itself. While the Asus costs a minuscule amount less than that and has an extra HDMI port over, the Dell U2412M still seems the better pick in June 2013 due to the better pedigree (and less backlight-bleeding). When you’re forking over $270 for 24″ of TFT, you might as well go with the household name.
- Prices and specs were correct at the time of writing. Specs usually don’t, but prices tend to fluctuate. For more current information, follow the links to the respective product pages.
|1||Asus VS247H-P||24"||1920*1080||$154.99 ($134.99 after rebate)|
|2||Dell UltraSharp U2412M||24"||1920*1200||$270|
|5||ASUS PA248Q||24"||1920*1200||$279.99 ($259.99 after rebate)|