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General Category => Best Reviewed Flicker Free Monitor Buying Guides => Topic started by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 07:14:50 pm

Title: Best 1920x1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on July 31, 2017, 07:14:50 pm
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Best Reviewed Flicker Free 1920x1200 IPS/PLS Monitors

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My recommendations are based off of testing more than 60 monitors and reading in-depth reviews from over fifteen reviewers across the realm.  Some reviewers do not provide enough information to truly know how good a display is.

Best Monitor Review Sites: Monitor Review Resource Center (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/monitor-advice-by-ncx/best-monitor-review-sites/msg61/#msg61)

Many monitors not found in this thread likely perform well, but it makes more sense to buy well reviewed monitors, and I like having sources to refer to, even though I do not always agree with them.

If a monitor is not mentioned it is because it has not been reviewed properly, been reviewed at all or is mediocre.  All monitors suffer from regular quality control issues: back-light bleeding and pixel issues (dead and stuck pixels).

Recommendations are PWM or Flicker Free:

I do not recommend monitors which use low LED PWM Dimming frequencies since they ruin motion clarity (https://flic.kr/p/qSbVjo) and cause some people to suffer from health issues like head aches and eyestrain.  LED PWM Dimming Side Effects (http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm#side_effects).

16:10 Monitor Scaling 16:9 1080p

Most 1200p monitors can not scale 16:9 (1920x1080 & 1280x720) signals properly without stretching the image when connected to an external device like a console.  Eizo and NEC Monitors can almost always properly scale 16:9 signals.


Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:08:18 am
Table Of Content

Best Monitors (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=123)
Correct Display Height=Reduced IPS/PLS Glow (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=124)
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=125)
Acer (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=126)
AOC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=127)
Asus (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=128)
BenQ (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=129)
Dell (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=130)
Eizo (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=131)
HP (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=132)
iiyama (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=133)
LG (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=134)
NEC (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=135)
Samsung (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/general-discussion/best-24%27-1200p-ipspls-monitors/?message=136)
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:08:36 am
Best Monitors


The Asus BE24AQLBH (most accurate and affordable) is the best choice for PC-only use while the Eizo CG246 and CX241 are the best all-around monitors since they are glow free, can be hardware calibrated and can scale 16:9 sources properly when connected to external devices like consoles and cable boxes.  The Eizo EV2457-BK is also pretty accurate and can scale 16:9 sources correctly, but it quite expensive. BenQ BL2581T is very accurate, has high contrast (1200:1), balanced overdrive (AMA High setting) without overshoot, but has a high 26ms signal delay or input lag, and can not scale 16:9 signals properly if not sent from a PC.

The NEC PA243W is also excellent, but like the Eizo monitors it also uses a wide gamut panel meant for professional use such has calibrating it and using it for work which requires accurate color with programs which support color management.  The iiyama XUB2495WSU and S24H650GDU are also very accurate, and all of these along with the HP Z24N G2 are better than the Dell U2415H since the Dell is less accurate as well as suffers from more overshoot ghosting.

The HP Z24n G2 (70hz) and iiyama XUB2395WSU (48-75hz both support) which makes them the best for PC gaming, however, both are less accurate than the Asus BE24AQLBH, especially the XUB2395W which can only cover 90% of the sRGB color space which is a worse result than most affordable/budget 1080p monitors, many of which also support AMD Free-Sync and 75hz now. 
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:08:50 am
Correct Display Height=Reduced AHVA/IPS/PLS Glow

Read The Article (http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/display-improvement-advice/ips-vs-tn-right-wrong-ways-to-use-or-view-how-to-vastly-reduce-ahvaipspls-glow-i/) and/or watch The Extended YouTube Version (http://tinyurl.com/y98akyte)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAQ4Toxt9U
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:09:48 am
Improve Perceived Contrast/Black Depth & Reduce Glare With Bias Lighting

Read the Steemit Article (https://steemit.com/displays/@ncx/high-display-brightness-and-room-lighting-the-importance-of-light) and/or watch it on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Dnp7RTZWs
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:11:08 am
Acer
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:11:24 am
AOC

AOC XP241

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/450867/aoc-x24p1/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)
Review by Trusted Reviews (https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/aoc-x24p1)

Accurate matte 1920x1200 IPS with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  It suffers from slight blue and gamma under-coverage, but is still quite accurate. 

Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:17:05 am
Asus


Asus PB248QE

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://overclockers.ru/lab/53967/Udachnoe_obnovlenie._Obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_ASUS_PB248Q.html) (=DEAD=)
Review by Extra Hardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/asus-pb248q-takrka-dokonaly-24-ips-bez-blikani-s-usb-30-hubem)
Review By PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2013/test-asus-pb248q.html)


Asus VS24AH-P

The VS24AH-P does not come with a height adjustable stand while the VS24AL does.

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://overclockers.ru/lab/56987/Popytka_ne_pytka_obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_ASUS_VS24AH.html) (=DEAD=)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2014/test-asus-vs24ahl.html) (with height adjustable stand)


Asus BE24AQLBH

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/968471) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/423845/asus-be24aqlbh/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)

Very accurate matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.  Set the Trace Free (overdrive) setting to 40 to get rid of overshoot ghosting.
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:17:19 am
BenQ


BenQ BL2411PT

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (http://) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/181171/benq-bl2411pt/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)
Review by Extra Hardware CZ (https://www.cnews.cz/benq-bl2411pt-ips-bomba-ktera-konecne-znici-blikajici-dell-u2412m/)
Review By PC Monitors (https://pcmonitors.info/reviews/benq-bl2411pt/)
Review By PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-monitor-benq-bl2411pt/)

Accurate matte 1920x1200 IPS with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.


BenQ SW240

Review by Alexander Gryzhin (https://3dnews.ru/970777) (=DEAD=)
Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/438825/benq-sw240/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)
Review by Playwares (http://playwares.com/dpreview/56798525)
Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-sw240-guenstiger-grafik-monitor-ueberzeugt/)

Very accurate matte wide gamut panel with a 14 bit 3D Look Up Table, hardware calibration (Pallet Master; requires colorimeter and has some issues mentioned here by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-sw240-guenstiger-grafik-monitor-ueberzeugt/4/)), height adjustable stand, an SD Card Reader and 2x USB 3.1.  It has supports 1:1 pixel mapping and can scale 1920x1080 without relying on a graphics card to prevent distortion (stretching).  It has negligible input lag (<3ms SMT Tool measurement by Playwares and <3ms top screen Leo Bodnar device measurement by PRAD), as well as fairly balanced overdrive with a bit of overshoot with AMA set to On, which is the default setting.

BenQ BL2581T

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-benq-bl2581t-sehr-gutes-bild-und-energiesparsam/)

The BenQ BL2581T uses a matte 1920x1200 LH AH-IPS panel with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport Duak-Link DVI, VGA, 4x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out ports.  The BL2518T is very accurate, has high contrast (1200:1), balanced overdrive (AMA High setting) without overshoot, but has a high 26ms signal delay or input lag, and can not scale 16:9 signals properly if not sent from a PC.
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:17:40 am
Dell


Dell U2415H

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/270190/dell-ultrasharp-u2415/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)
Review By TFT Central UK (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2415.htm)

Accurate and fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, mini-Displayport, HDMI, 4x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm Audio Out.
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:18:13 am
Eizo


Eizo C240

The Eizo CS240 has a wide gamut monitor created for professionals who calibrate their monitors with an accurate colorimeter, which is why it has 16 Bit LUT and color compensation. It has very slow pixel response times which prevent it from being a good professional and gaming monitor.

Review By PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2016/test-eizo-cs2420.html)


Eizo CG246

Semi-Glossy, glow free wide gamut 8 Bit +FRC IPS which can be hardware calibrated.

Review By PRAD (http://prad.de/en/monitore/review/2012/review-eizo-cg246.html)


Eizo EV2455

Review By Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/5828/eizo-ev2450-en-ev2455-review-fijne-flexscans)
Review By PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2015/test-eizo-ev2455-bk.html)
Review By TFT Central UK (http://tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eizo_ev2455.htm)


Eizo CX241

Matte 8 Bit +FRC glow free wide gamut IPS which can be hardware calibrated. This is an updated version of the excellent CX240.

Review By PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2013/test-eizo-cx240.html)


Eizo EV2456

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/382005/eizo-ev2456-bk/testresultaten) and Review By Belgium Hardware (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/7301/eizo-ev2456-review-klassiek-formaat-in-nieuwe-jas)
Review By PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2017/test-eizo-ev2456-bk.html)

Accurate and fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, 2x USB 3.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.


Eizo EV2430

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/464603/eizo-ev2430-bk/testresultaten) and Review By Belgium Hardware (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/7301/eizo-ev2456-review-klassiek-formaat-in-nieuwe-jas)

Accurate and fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, 2x USB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.


Eizo EV2457-BK

Review by PRAD (https://www.prad.de/testberichte/test-eizo-ev2457-bk-toller-allrounder-fuer-jeden-schreibtisch/)

The Eizo EV2457-BK uses a matte 1920x1200 LH AH-IPS panel with a fully adjustable stand, Displayport In & Out, Duak-Link DVI, HDMI, 4x USB 3.1 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out ports.  The EV2457-BK can scale external/non-PC 16:9 signals correctly, is fairly accurate and fast pixel response time wise (Standard overdrive setting), but has a 12ms delay according to PRAD's oscilloscope measurements.



Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:18:33 am
HP


HP E24i

6 Bit +FRC PLS. It lacks HDMI and I do not know if it can scale external (console) 16:9 sources properly and it has a smaller color space/less saturated colors than the others, but has a clearer, semi-glossy coating

Review by =DEAD= (http://overclockers.ru/lab/60271/Variant_s_PLS_obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_HP_EliteDisplay_E241i.html)

HP Z24i

Review by =DEAD= (http://overclockers.ru/lab/56809/Uslozhnyaya_vybor._Obzor_i_testirovanie_monitora_HP_Z24i.html)
Review by Extra Hardware CZ (http://cnews.cz/recenze/hp-z24i-pokracovatel-uspesne-linie-24-ips-s-1920-x-1200-px-test)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2013/test-hp-z24i.html)
Hard Forum Thread with information about the panel lottery or quality control (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1784709&highlight=hp+z24i)


HP Z24x G2

Review by PC Magazine (https://www.pcmag.com/review/356177/hp-dreamcolor-z24x-g2-display)

HP E243i

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/407185/hp-elitedisplay-e243i/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)

Accurate semi-wide gamut (20% over-saturation) matte 1920x1200 LG IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 2x USB 3.0 and a fully adjustable stand.


HP Z24n G2

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/424435/hp-z24n-g2/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)

Accurate matte 70hz 1920x1200 LG IPS with 2x mini-Displayport, USB-C, 4x USB 3.0 and a fully adjustable stand.
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:18:48 am
iiyama

iiyama XUB2395WSU

Review by IT Hardware PL (https://ithardware.pl/testyirecenzje/test_monitora_iiyama_prolite_xu2395wsu_format_16_10_powraca_do_lask-7097.html)
Review (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8445/full-hd-in-1610-en-met-touch-iiyama-xub2395wsu-en-t2454msc-review) and Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/456419/iiyama-prolite-xub2395wsu/testresultaten) by Belgium Hardware

Low-ish sRGB color space coverage (89.5% measured by IT Hardware PL; 93-97% gamut volume), but otherwise excellent 2018 model with 48-75hz AMD Free-Sync.  It has a fully adjustable stand, Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm Audio In & Out.

iiyama XUB2495WSU

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/477745/iiyama-xub2495wsu/testresultaten) and Review By Belgium Hardware (http://be.hardware.info/reviews/7301/eizo-ev2456-review-klassiek-formaat-in-nieuwe-jas)

Fully adjustable and very accurate, semi-wide gamut (12% over-saturation) matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB 2.0 and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 12:21:12 am
LG


LG 24BK55WY-B

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/315617/samsung-s24e650dw) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)

Semi-accurate fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 IPS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA, 2x USB  and 3.5mm Audio In & Out.
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 05:53:37 pm
NEC


NEC EA245WMi

Matte with hardware calibration, height adjustable stand, and USB 3.0.

Review by Tom's Hardware (http://tomshardware.com/reviews/nec-ea245wmi-24-inch-ips-monitor,4939.html)

NEC P242W

Matte with hardware calibration, height adjustable stand, uniformity compensation and USB 3.0.

Review by NCX (https://web.archive.org/web/20170823065210/http:/wecravegamestoo.com/forums/monitor-reviews-discussion/13702-nec-p242w-review-1920x1200-semi-glossy-professional-ips.html#post1041924) (archived link)
Review by PRAD (http://prad.de/new/monitore/test/2014/test-nec-p242w-bk.html)


NEC PA243W

Matte wide gamut panel with hardware calibration, height adjustable stand, uniformity compensation and USB 3.0.

Review by Tom's Hardware (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nec-pa243w-wide-gamut-professional-monitor,5523.html)
Title: Re: Best 24" 1200p IPS/PLS Monitors
Post by: NCX on June 22, 2018, 05:53:56 pm
Samsung

Samsung S24E650DW

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/315617/samsung-s24e650dw/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)

Fully adjustable, semi-accurate matte 1920x1200 PLS with Displayport, Dual-Link DVI, VGA and 2x USB 3.0,  It suffers from a preset blue dominance and can't fully cover the sRGB color space (91.8% maximum).


Samsung S24H650GDU

Measurements (https://be.hardware.info/product/399862/samsung-s24h650gdu/testresultaten) and Review by Belgium Hardware (https://be.hardware.info/reviews/8947/vierkant-beter-veertien-1610-monitoren-review)

Very accurate and fully adjustable matte 1920x1200 PLS with Displayport, HDMI, VGA and 2x USB 2.0.