I need a new monitor. I have a Dell desktop pc, an XPS 8300, and it is a couple years old but it has an I7 CPU and running Windows 7 so it is still sort of OK. I have an ancient crt monitor that was probably good, back in the prime of its ilfe, whenever that might have been, but the letters are a little fuzzy and I have heard that it is not easy to adjust the focus, and even then it would still be old. I have enough old age problems of my own, so I don't want to put up with a computer that is old and tired too:-) I have looked around various web sites hoping to find reviews, forums (fora?) or whatever, but not found much. I tried searching the forums and tutorials here - lots of interesting tutorials but nothing about how to choose a monitor.
I did find some bits of information here and there, some people say that IPS is better than TN, and 1ms is better than 5ms. Bigger is of course better, that's the American way, but as the mechanic said to the customer, horsepower costs money, how fast do you want to go? Maybe in a year or so somebody will have a 28" 3840x2160 that I can afford (the 38-40 used to be good for deer hunting in the woods) but for now I will probably have to get by with 1920 X 1080.
I generally don't get into gaming, but I have some fairly sizable spreadsheets for work, and it would be nice to get more of the page on the screen. As far as I can tell, the ASUS VX228H seems to be good enough and less than $200.