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Question. I'm moving up to my first 1920 x 1080 IPS monitor. Do I also need to look at getting a new laser mouse to replace my optical mouse?
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jj_frap wrote:
Dec 27th, 2012 1:11 am
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=050278

I pulled the trigger on this Asus PA238-QR early this morning. I know there have been lower prices sometimes on this model some time, but I wanted an IPS, I was ready to upgrade, and I felt that this was sufficiently better than the lower-priced models to give it a choice. I considered a $189 BenQ VA, but ultimately thought that the IPS would be better and I've had good experience with Asus products in the past, including my current laptop (to which my desktop peripherals all connect to). As a bonus, the USB outlets on the monitor make my desk more comfy by clustering the wires behind the monitor.
I bought the same one, only at NCIX for $199.

IT'S CRAP

- Horrible backlight bleed in the bottom left and top right corners.
- Horrible colour uniformity
- Horrible black levels (no matter how bright you set the screen, dark scenes always seem to go "negative")
- Bad viewing angles (definitely not the flawless 178 degrees Asus advertises. There's noticeable shift in darker colours just moving your head side to side)
- Noticeable horizontal banding

It's going back today or tomorrow. I'll be ordering a Dell instead most likely. There are better VA/MVA panel monitors out there than this IPS from Asus.
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asif9t9 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 1:48 pm
Question. I'm moving up to my first 1920 x 1080 IPS monitor. Do I also need to look at getting a new laser mouse to replace my optical mouse?
These two things have absolutely nothing to do with one another.
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Russell wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 3:44 pm
These two things have absolutely nothing to do with one another.
As silly as it sounds I was reading up to get a new mouse, and I have had the experience in the past that laser mice can be too sensitive, where basic optical does the job. But this one article I read mentioned needing the extra dpi of a laser mouse to maneuver around higher definition displays. Oh here it is, from ehow.

The higher tracking resolution of laser mice makes them more accurate in applications where a user requires precision. Such is the case with displays that have very high resolutions. However, with a normal system (1,280-by-1,024 resolution or lower), you might never notice a difference in performance between a laser mouse and an optical mouse.


Read more: Optical Vs. Laser Mouse | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5395093_optic ... z2GNkigKP6
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Russell wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 3:49 pm
I'm sure they do, but it still has nothing to do with one's screen resolution.
When I went to 2560x1440 I upgraded the mouse so the higher DPI covered the same distance of screen area as it did before, without adjusting the speed :)

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toysareforboys wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 4:00 pm
When I went to 2560x1440 I upgraded the mouse so the higher DPI covered the same distance of screen area as it did before, without adjusting the speed :)

-Jamie M.
Just started using my 2550x1440 monitor and yea I am considering getting another mouse...
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jj_frap wrote:
Dec 28th, 2012 2:09 pm
If anyone's interested, this HP 2311XI (IPS) is on sale for $149.999 at FS. It didn't start till today, oddly. I was grabbing a pair of Sennheiser HD 439's, a steal at $49.99.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/ ... 725810en02
Tempted to get, but I seen reviews that it isn't great for FPS games. Anyone have one to share their thoughts?
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