Category Archives: IPS Monitors

Best IPS Monitors for Photo Editing 2012 – 2013

Best IPS Monitors 2011

In the last several years IPS monitors have made huge strides towards response times (as low as 5ms) and are beginning to become a viable option for gaming. While a TN panel display is still more desirable while watching video, we wanted to highlight some of the best rated IPS panels for 2013. For a specification sheet check out our IPS Computer Monitor Tab above. IPS vs TN – What’s the difference?  TN or twisted nematic panels are limited in that they can not reproduce the full spectrum of the color gamut. TN panels use 6 bits per color (red, … Continue Reading

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IPS Panel Monitors Vs. TN Panel Monitors for Gaming

Dell UltraSharp IPS monitor

In your search for the top gaming monitor you may have come across someone talking about why they’d purchase an IPS panel, TN panel, or vice versa. TN or twisted nematic panels are used for most consumers because they are less expensive, more energy efficient, and have lower response times which allow them to have smooth video and gaming sequences. TN panel monitors are generally not used for photo editing because they only use 6 bits per RGB color for a total of 18 bits. In order to produce the full 16.7 million colors available for “true color” dithering is … Continue Reading

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