|The primary difference between a LCD display and a LCD / LED display (a.k.a. a LED display) is the white light source (backlight(s)) in behind the LCD (liquid crystal display) grid of pixels. (I was wrong saying each pixel is an individual LED.) The primary advantage in theory is LEDs last a lot longer than the legacy CCFL (cold cathode florescent lamp) used in LCD displays - like all florescent bulbs, it (they; some have more than one) burns out eventually, and that's usually what eventually makes a legacy LCD display stop displaying (no picture at all, eventually). |
In theory LEDs last a long, long time - in practice, I've never seen an LED that was burnt out, even on old computers.
The reason they have only come out recently is the white leds necessary were not bright enough until someone figured out how to make them brighter a few years ago.
The links you supplied don't work - I get "The product you have selected is not currently available for online purchase in the segment you have selected." for both.
FYI sometimes links to a web page won't work if you try to use them directly, when you paste them here. This site uses a program that shortens longer links to have them take up less space on the pages - what you see on this site is a shortened link with three dots at it's end that is supposed to be a link to the real link, but sometimes the program makes mistakes.
I found the info you pointed to anyway, by searching using : Dell G2410 24 inch Full HD LED Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
Tech spec excerpts:
1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
(I couldn't find specs for the Phillips models you quoted that tell me whether they are 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz, but going by their price on the web, they are probably 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz too ( 60HZ technology monitors are the cheapest, of the 60, 120, and 240 HZ technologies.)
1000:1 standard contrast ratio (typical)
Up to 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (typical)
(As I said that's subjective according to a particular manufacturer's ratings, and that has not been standardized - it's probably fine.)
5 ms (typical) (That's slower than the 1.2ms you quoted for the one Phillips model. By the way, where did you find that quoted?)
So - if how good fast video looks (e.g. in games) is important to you, you will get a little more blurring of the image with the LED monitor because it's 5ms instead of 1.2ms, but in both cases your 1920 x 1080 being @ 60hz is also a limitation regarding that. The display should be good in either case, but they're not excellent regarding how good fast moving video will look.
"Unfortunately I can't find height adjustment."
Dell has a user manual available.
It appears it's not height adjustable, but it can be wall mounted, and you could do what people do with most monitors - if it isn't high enough, either adjust you chair height, and/or stick something underneath it's base.
Tilt is adjustable.
"Max Viewing Angle: 160deg/170deg (vertical/horizontal)"
That's not bad - that indicates it doesn't have to be directly in front of you and square to you to look okay.
If how good fast video looks (e.g. in games) is very important to you, you need to get a monitor that has at least 120HZ technology, so you could have at least 1920 x 1080 at 120 Hz.
Of course, whatever graphics adapter you have has to support aresolution of 1920 x1080 or greater.
AMD Phenom II X4 955, 3.2ghz
I assume you do have a graphics adapter that will, since that cpu requires you have a fairly recent mboard.
I found a mention that the Philips monitors you quoted have a 4 year warranty, rather than the 3 year warranty most decent LCD monitors and TVs have. However, it's a good idea to read the warranty. Often the CCFL itself (the backlight) is warrantied for only one year - the rest of the monitor has the longer rating.