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Topic # 67949 11-Sep-2010 12:45
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i am looking to get a 24" monitor and would like any opinions on which would be better. LCD or LED. I favour LED from some reviews I have read. Would like to see a LED running, although I guess they would be the same as a LED tv, only smaller. I would mainly be useing it for Internet browsing with some game use.

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  Reply # 378770 11-Sep-2010 13:30
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Hi - I got a 24" Acer super-thin LED a couple of months ago...really happy with it. Has 2x HDMI inputs and 1x VGA input.

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  Reply # 380596 16-Sep-2010 12:16
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They're the same thing, both have LCD panels. Old ones that are marketed as "LCD" usually use a cathode backlight, Anything marketed as an "LED" or "LED LCD" is the same but with an LED backlight. Benefits to the LED backlighting are usually low power consumption and an ability to go uncomfortably bright.
Even though one day I suspect all LCDs will have LED backlighting at the moment most of the better monitors still have cathode systems, most "LED" monitors are just low end panels with LEDs shoved behind so they sound cool.
If you want to know which monitors are good, give us a price range and what you'll be using it for. 




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  Reply # 380601 16-Sep-2010 12:24
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They're the same thing, both have LCD panels. Old ones that are marketed as "LCD" usually use a cathode backlight, Anything marketed as an "LED" or "LED LCD" is the same but with an LED backlight. Benefits to the LED backlighting are usually low power consumption and an ability to go uncomfortably bright.
Even though one day I suspect all LCDs will have LED backlighting at the moment most of the better monitors still have cathode systems, most "LED" monitors are just low end panels with LEDs shoved behind so they sound cool.
If you want to know which monitors are good, give us a price range and what you'll be using it for. 




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)



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  Reply # 380712 16-Sep-2010 15:52
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After reading a few Internet articles I went and bought a LG W2486L-PF 24" led monitor. This according to most reviews I read, rated  this monitor quite highly. So far I am impressed with it. The extra 2 inches over my old lcd is great. Playing COD I found to be visually far better. I will play with the settings some more when I get time.

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