Originally Posted by iamloco724
both are in my price range and i would like to buy from amazon just cause i have gift cards and ease of return in case of a problem
Go to a physical store to shop, there are a ton of factors that can greatly impact your ability to comfortably view the screen.
My eyes are so sensitive that I cannot move away from Windows XP on my desktop, the different ways Windows displays colors, windows, animations, fonts, I have tried and cannot dial in to any settings that I can look at for a long time.
It took me several attempts, and many, many, many severe headaches before finding an lcd monitor I could upgrade to from my 19" CRT. I was able to settle on a Gateway 24" SPVA monitor, though they do not make this type anymore.
Take special note of the viewing angles. The larger the monitor, the greater the effect, you look at the screen, and the color of a pixel your right eye sees is different from the color of the same pixel your left eye sees. Causes me problems. Up, down, left, right. Most monitors today are good with left/right viewing angles, but up/down is poor. The SPVA screen I have is superb in each direction, rare to find.
I also had to play with the color settings of the display for a long time to make it acceptable, basically killing the brightness of the whites while keeping good colors in the darks. HDTVs I also have to kill the brightness of the whites.
As for cleartype, at least for me, that must be turned off at all times. The text must be in grayscale, I cannot look at fonts that end up being a rainbow of colors, it hurts my eyes.
The new crop of LED LCD monitors with matte finishes are infinitely better that the glossy/reflective monitors that dominated the past several years, but you *still* need to see the monitors in person to know what you can and can not handle viewing.