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Re: Best 24-25" 1080p IPS/PLS Monitors
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:31:35 pm »
Best Matte Monitors

The following are the best matte 1080p IPS and PLS listed in alphabetical order.  It can be hard to determine which monitors are truly superior since not all reviewers provide the colorimeter measurements required to prove which displays are best.  I need to see gamma, RGB Level and color space measurements to truly determine the quality of a monitor since most monitors have 99% similar input lag and overdrive (ghosting or pixel response times) performance. 

AOC i2490PXQU
AOC 24V2Q (48-75hz AMD Free-Sync; set gamma to mode 2 to prevent black crush)
AOC 24G2U (144hz with AMD Free-Sync and back-light strobing)
Asus VG259Q (144hz with AMD Free-Sync and back-light strobing/ELMB)
Asus VZ249H (set the overdrive or Trace Free setting to 20 to eliminate overshoot ghosting)
BenQ GW2480T
Dell U2417HA
Dell U2417J
Dell P2419HC
Eizo EV2451
LG 24MP68VQ-P (48-75hz AMD Free-Sync)
iiyama XUB2492HSU-B1
Philips 246E7QDSW
Philips 257E7QDSB
Philips 241B8QJEB
Samsung S24E650PL

In order of best to least best of the best based image quality wise:

Eizo EV2451
Samsung S24E650PL
Philips 257E7QDSB (set Smart Response from Off to Fast for the best gaming or overdrive performance)
Asus VG259Q
AOC 242GU
Philips 241B8QJEB
BenQ GW2480T
Philips 246E7QDSW (better gamma accuracy vs AOC i2490PXQU)
Dell P2419HC
AOC i249PXQU (better RGB levels versus the 246E7, but slight black crush inducing gamma which is too high)
iiyama XUB2492HSU-B1

The AOC 242GU is by far the best for gaming since it uses a 144hz panel with AMD Free-Sync and back-light strobing (MBR).

The VP2458 has excellent image quality, but has very high input lag (26.8ms measured by PRAD) which prevents the VP2458 from being a good for 60hz gaming like most of its competitors, but it's still suitable for very casual gaming.  Lastly, while not noted in the review by PRAD, I suspect that the VP2458 suffers from <1mm thick vertical black lines which span from top to bottom of the panel when viewing some light colors such as light blue and orange since the rest of the four sided fake bezel or frame-less LG AH-IPS panels do.
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