Best Selling Monitors in June 2013 – 22″ and 24″ 1080p Units More Popular Than Ever

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.

1. Asus VS247H-P

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.

2. Dell UltraSharp U2412M

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.

3. ASUS VS228H-P

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.

4. ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED

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.

1ASUS vs247h-pAsus VS247H-P24"1920*1080$154.99 ($134.99 after rebate)
2Dell u2412mDell UltraSharp U2412M24"1920*1200$270
3Asus VS228H-PASUS VS228H-P
4ViewSonic vx2250wm-LEDViewSonic VX2250WM-LED
5Asus PA248QASUS PA248Q
24"1920*1200$279.99 ($259.99 after rebate)

Acer HN274H – Acer attempts 3D at 27-Inches

Expertreviews just published their review of the Acer HN274H, Acer’s 27″ 120Hz monitor. For the full review, head over to their site, below is my opinion.

The site gave it a bit of a heat based on the price of the unit, but I would like to point out that the £480 ($775-ish) price tag

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The 5 most inexpensive monitors for the Mac Mini

Before you’d go any further, I’d like you to familiarize yourself with the filters I’ve used to determine the five cheapest monitors you’ll be able to use with the Mac Mini.

There are also a couple things to note before you’d give it a go-ahead and buy your monitor!

First and most important thing

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Five TFT monitors that run at 120Hz in 2D mode – Displays for gamers

Many people use their PCs for gaming, I could name a few, who will never succumb to the temptation of a gaming console. Angry Birds on mobile? No way you’re going to get them into that. They’re serious PC gamers and that’s going to stay that way.

How do you improve gaming experience, though? There’s

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HP 2311gt Passive 3D TFT screen – Yay or Nay?

If you’ve been paying any kind of attention to what’s going on with 3D monitors, you must’ve noticed that they don’t seem to be gaining traction as well as the manufacturers had hoped.

Hewlett-Packard gives desktop 3D technology a go, and not the most common iteration of it either: Passive 3D is probably the

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LCD quality in Macbook Pros beats external screens. Is that true?

Not quite. Or at least not in every case.

The TN+Film panel used in Macbook Pros is of better quality than some budget displays you will see around the $130-$160 mark.

That, however, is the bare minimum of image quality you can get from an external display. E-IPS panels — available starting from $250 for

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The 3 highest rated Mini-Displayport to Displayport Cables and Adapters for Mac or Eyefinity users

Getting third party monitors to work with a Mac is usually sketchy business, unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

In this article I give you the three cables/adapters with the best user feedback that turn the video output signal of a Mac Mini, Macbook Pro/Air, iMac into something a Dell Ultrasharp series semi-professional or

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The five most popular 1080p monitors in May 2012

As always, we begin the month by going through the list of the five most popular monitors.

These are all reasonably priced HD 1080p displays, preferably LED-backlit. Anything sub-par in resolution or lacking a digital signal input is out of the question and out of the list. There simply is no reason to buy a

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Mac Mini and a Monitor or a Macbook Pro?

The Mac Mini and the Macbook Pro — especially the 13″ version — are similar enough to send people wondering: which one serves you better?

That entirely depends on what you’re going to use them, of course.

Let’s take a look at the differences in hardware and costs involved first, then we’re going to touch

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Connecting a Dell u2212hm to an iMac

How to connect a semi-professional Dell U2212HM to a fully-professional iMac?

It’s the simplest of things: all you need is an adapter.

We’ll be turning the mini-Displayport to a digital input the U2212HM works off of.

DVI-D or Displayport?

Although you have the option to go with the VGA port present, I strongly suggest you

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Dell U2412m with Macbook Pro – Is it a good idea?

The short answer is yes.

It is an external display rather well suited for the Macbook Pro. The Dell U2412M is one of the better monitors you’ll find at around $350 because it’s IPS based rather than TN.

It isn’t an S-IPS panel monitor meaning you won’t have an 8-bit per channel color rendering. It

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Dell U2412M Mac Display – Semi-Professional, fully awesome

Does the Dell U2412M fit together with Macs well?

Yes it does.

Let’s see the reasons why it’s one of the best choices you can make, especially when looking for a display somewhere between $300 and $400.

Benefits of using a Dell U2412M with a Mac

As you might have noticed, the U2412M is a

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Why is the Dell U2412m Mac Mini ready and more?

It’s as if the Dell U2412M was made with the Mac Mini in mind.

Of course the connectors are not in perfect alignment — though you already have everything you’ll need to connect them –; the Ultrasharp U2412M matches the idea behind the Mac Mini perfectly.

Both are cheap alternatives to high-end professional equipment. The

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Dell U2412M Mac Mini connectivity options

The Dell U2412M is to Mac Mini monitors what the Mac Mini is to Apple computers: the cheapest solution that still gets the job done.

The Mac Mini is equipped hardware you would find in a Macbook Pro 13″, which as the name also suggests is a computer for professionals. Okay, it’s also for browsing

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Dell 2412M Mac Mini compatibility

Is the Dell U2412M Ultrasharp Mac Mini compatible?

Why yes, it definitely is.

Why the Dell U2412M is a good choice to use with Mac Mini?

The Mac Mini is the cheapest wayto get OS X desktop up and running. Since it’s virtually the same hardware as the Macbook Pro 13″, you are guaranteed the

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