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Need some advice from you guys on choosing the best monitor that i can get for aroung $600 maybe more if "DA BOSS" allows it.I was thinking of getting one last year but backed out of it.Hopefully this time i will pull the trigger, so to speak.Deciding on these ones and want opinions on which one is better.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1201307760161
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1188560797577
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...S&Sp=C&topnav=
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...se=&lang=en-US

If you guys got any other suggestions please let me know as i really want to get the most out of my purchase.Thanks.
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for $600, couldn't you get a 32" lcd tv instead? just wondering.

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That hanns-g looks sweet. I have had alot of their 19-22 inchers go through my shop...great value, great product. Of the ones you have listed...that is my first choice. You can buy my 26" off of me and I'll buy that one

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I don't think there is a 32" LCD HDTV that has a native resolution of 1080p that's around $600.The only 32" 1080p that i know of is the a Sharp model and that one costs $1,300 maybe less if you shop around.And i'm not really looking for a HDTV,but a real PC monitor instead.
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for $600, couldn't you get a 32" lcd tv instead? just wondering.
LCD TVs have a much lower pixel density.

I have the Dell and it's great. Not many inputs, but still brilliant - excellent for the money.

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Get this: http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=ACER-2416W and save some $ for another upgrade .

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I've also been looking around for a 24" monitor. I'm not going to get one until the summer, but I like to do my tech homework early. Based on my research, for the ~$400 range the BenQ G2400W is the best buy. I think that might be the one I end up with. In the ~$600 range it's between the Samsung 245T and the Dell 2408WFP. I can't choose one or the other yet, but I'm sure both would make their owner happy. In between now and the summer, I'll try to figure out if I want to spend the extra $200 or go for the BenQ.

Some things I needed were 1:1 pixel mapping and at least one non-computer input (for my 360). All three of those monitors have the features I need (BenQ has HDMI).

Some OCN user posted this page a while ago and I found it very useful. It definitely weighed in on my decisions for what LCDs to put on my list. They review a ton of monitors and tell you in-depth the pros and cons. Check it out.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention one more thing. Although the Acer that Urufu_Shinjiro posted is cheap, it has received many unfavorable reviews. I would just go for the BenQ for only a little more and get a good, quality product instead of something cheap.

EDIT 2: Sorry, I made a mistake. The Samsung 245T does not have 1:1 pixel mapping whent he input is lower than the native resolution. It will stretch it to full screen.

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in the ~$600 I would go for the dell 2408WFP... I love my screen
and a good website is http://lcd24-7.info/Monitors.aspx

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I plan on picking one of these up in a couple of weeks. It is an updated version of the 28" Hanns G you have listed from Costco and supposedly has better darks. It also has two hdmi ports which will help me to use pc and 360 without getting a switch. Also, on the BB website it says it is 1920x1080 but that is not true, the manual states it is 1920x1200.
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The BenQ seems to have a lot of positive input from people and i read somewhere that it is the exact same monitor as the one Dell has.But which one exactly?Also,there's that new BenQ 24" that's coming out soon.I wonder if it's worth waiting for it though.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives...d_monitor.html
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