IPS screens have come to bring various colors and deep contrast to the
mid-class market. The 18 following models are starting at $154 and on way up to
AG Neovo U-23
AG Neovo U-23
screen comes with Full HD 1,920x1,080 resolution, many
connectors and one USB pass-through port. Unlike most TV, this screen is
glass-made, which is not suitable for clerical condition due to the above light
source yet it highlights the model’s best points.
hard, it suits preserved environment like home with kids.
are not much accurate. Our color-meter measures U-23 at 88% accuracy in RGB
standard. Green and blue aren’t right. Bad saturation makes a pale tone so the
model is not ideal for movies. Most tested images seem lacked of vitality as if
it is overcast. For example, Bahamas scene in Casino Royal looks uninspiring,
losing the Caribbean sunset’s coziness.
To fix the
problem, you can reconfigure the setting or try with U-23’s menu. It uses basic
touch navigation arrows instead of symbols. This method appears unfriendly at
first sight. For instance, up/down arrow opens the menu, and then right arrow
selects 1 item while an unfamiliar windmill symbol brings you back a level.
The menu is
quite simple. You only have these options: brightness, contrast and color
temperature. The latter offers 5400K, 6500K, 9300K or user setting and allows
you to adjust red, blue and green. We found it difficult to obtain the same
result by changing those values manually. However, with 150 red, 140 green and
135 blue, we manage to get an approximate output.
is that the TV costs $310 and we don’t know why. Parents may feel more secure
knowing that their kids are unable to poke through the screen with their
fingers yet it’s not more energy-saving than other LED screens and the visual
quality isn’t today’s IPS ones. Panasonic’s VX2336s-LED monitor has great image
quality and only costs $187. Buy it and keep the children at a safe distance.
Consideration: The glass screen makes it more
enduring most TN monitors but IPS ones are cheaper.
LED wide-angle screen: 1,920x1,080 resolution; connectors support VGA,
DVI, HDMI; 3.5mm jack port; 1-port USB 2.0 hub; headphone output
owns an IPS screen with Full HD resolution, VGA, DVI and HDMI input. The design
is plainer than AOC’s previous IPS monitor: i2353Fh. The gray cover is
plastic-made, smooth and anti-reflective, with gently curved bezels at top and
finish makes the colors dull and it means blacks aren’t as deep as they could
be. However, produced images have pretty good quality and adequate blacks.
run along the screen’s bottom and it’s a bit annoying. It’s slow but provides
many options: 3 colors temperature with sRGB, 3 gamma
levels and other selection for dynamic contrast and dynamic color boost (DCB).
Dynamic contrast doesn’t affect much but DCB does a lot. You can apply it to enhance
particular colors or all of them, which exactly boosts single color. It’s great
if you want to improve an image with faded colors but for photographic work, we
recommend you to turn it off for more correct colors.
mode seems functioning like dynamic contrast, it makes changes distracting
brightness but it’s helpless in dark scenes. In Crysis’s
dark scenes, it worked as night vision goggles, increasing brightness and
eliminating shadows unless we faced towards shadow, under this circumstance it
will darken the entire scene. That 5ms (grey-to-grey) response time means
there’s no problem in motion.
be wall-mounted thanks to VESA points on case’s back. Nevertheless, because the
ports are on the back too, you must need more space. Integrated speakers sound
weak. Beside video inputs, i2352Vh is also equipped with a 3.5mm audio port. It
can support you in case you want to enjoy separate speakers while VGA or DVI
port is used. IN addition, i2352Vh has an output for 3.5mm headphone.
port is not in your demand, VX2336S-LED of Viewsonic
is more value-for-money. However, i2352Vh comes with a 3-year guarantee, and
repair or replacement is available so it wins our Best Buy award.
Consideration: Natural image, good viewing angle
3-year, repair-or-replace warranty all makes i2352Vh wonderful.
LED wide-angle screen: 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution; inputs for VGA,
DVI, HDMI; 3.5mm audio and headphone output.
completely adjustable stand, various inputs, 4-port USB hub, IPS screen, PA238Q
of Asus is a considerable kit. Asus has claimed a 100% sRGB
palette and our test proves that PA238Q achieves at a very close result. The
IPS screen’s response time is improved and the design will appeal to lots of
much adjustment in PA238Q to receive accurate colors. The configuration process
dims the display a little but the brand’s 98% sRGB
claim is still remarkable. Its comprehensive menu system allows you to change
the colors, saturation for 3 primary colors with cyan, magenta and yellow as
well as RGB gain and offset.
quality is excellent though in backlight there’s some bleed, which appears like
fainted blue gleam in black areas. The images, in fact, really come to life
when there’s numerous colors used. In Casino Royal, Caribbean scenes are filled
with warmth while no detail is lost in darker scenes.
notches inside the bezel’s edges, just like a ruler, bringing the monitor a
technical look. A triangular cross section in the support enables the model to
do a 10cm vertical movement or switch to portrait mode.
surprisingly slim according to the number of input ports and suitable for
wall-mounting because of all port are either downwards or sideways. There’s no
speaker but this’s not big loss. You can connect headphones to enjoy through
HDMI or DisplayPort audio. Having either of the
inputs is really a bonus and DisplayPort is very
useful for setting up a multi-monitor AMD Eyefinity.
1 year ago,
PA238Q was a big deal but if you don’t want an adjustable stand, USB hub or DisplayPort input, VX2336s-LED of ViewSonic
offers you an accurate IPS screen at only $188.
Consideration: PA238Q has great color accuracy,
fully adjustable stand and various inputs (payment is required).