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Hi people,

I need some really quick answers here. My dad is about to buy an Asus ML249H, and I need some info on whether its good or not.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16824236121

It says its 8ms response time, and I'm wondering if that'll affect my gaming performance in any way - especially considering that my current monitor is 5ms.

Is there anything else about this monitor that I should be aware of? Its also an MVA panel - which is something I've never heard of before, so some info on that would be great.

Load of rep await you!

Well... considering that my last question was not answered after about an hour, I decided to get an even better monitor. Problem is, I don't know which one.

My budget is about $350 canadian. I'm looking for a monitor that is from a reputable vendor, (not Acer, dunno why, just because), like Samsung, ASUS etc, that is at least 24" big. Bigger size is better, but I have to have the 24" minimum. As for resolution, 1080p is good, 1200p is even better, but not required.

This is my first real monitor purchase, so I'm willing to splurge a bit. Main uses will be gaming, video editing, and the like.
Edited by shinigamibob - 4/28/11 at 9:53pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236049

I'm an Acer/ASUS fan. Samsung is known for wobbly and unstable stands and that always drove me away from buying their monitors.
Hmmm...
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Samsung 2443BW+ a great 24" monitor you will not be disappointed. A mate had one then got two more for eyefinity, and to top it all off it's cheap!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236049

I'm an Acer/ASUS fan. Samsung is known for wobbly and unstable stands and that always drove me away from buying their monitors.
This.
Fantastic monitor for the price. You won't regret the purchase.
Could also splurge for the 27" inch if you wanted. Should be right around your price range.
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Samsung 2443BW+ a great 24" monitor you will not be disappointed. A mate had one then got two more for eyefinity, and to top it all off it's cheap!
I like the look of the samsung, but considering my budget is slightly higher than that, is there something that's better? Something like a 1ms panel?
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I like the look of the samsung, but considering my budget is slightly higher than that, is there something that's better? Something like a 1ms panel?
AFAIK the lowest LCD panels actually go is 2ms. If you want a lower refresh rate than that you're going to have to go for a CRT... but I sense you don't want one.

All monitor manufacturers are good really. I'd personally recommend either LG or Samsung from experience.
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AFAIK the lowest LCD panels actually go is 2ms. If you want a lower refresh rate than that you're going to have to go for a CRT... but I sense you don't want one.

All monitor manufacturers are good really. I'd personally recommend either LG or Samsung from experience.
I was looking at getting this one, http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...(ME).aspx?cc=1

It's a 27" and it's 1ms reportedly... I'm really liking this model... Unless there is a better model.
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I was looking at getting this one, http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...(ME).aspx?cc=1

It's a 27" and it's 1ms reportedly... I'm really liking this model... Unless there is a better model.
That response rate is quoted 1ms GTG (gray to gray), for black to white the value may be significantly higher.

The only fault I can find is the resolution.. and it's not so much of a fault, more of a high standards preference. The largest screen I'd get with a resolution of 1920x1080 is a 24", but if you're happy with the resolution then by all means go for it.
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That response rate is quoted 1ms GTG (gray to gray), for black to white the value may be significantly higher.

The only fault I can find is the resolution.. and it's not so much of a fault, more of a high standards preference. The largest screen I'd get with a resolution of 1920x1080 is a 24", but if you're happy with the resolution then by all means go for it.
What resolution should I be aiming for? 1920x1200? Or 2560x1600?
They are both extremely hard to find, so I presume the prices are significantly higher.
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