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I'm stuck between picking a LED monitor between these two but all of the specs are the exact same, everything including the price.

I read somewhere online that ASUS monitors just look better in person for some reason. Is this true?
Edited by wompwomp - 4/30/11 at 10:22pm
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Which monitors? I have an Asus and love it.

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I was looking at some today. i am having a horrible time deciding what 3 monitors to get. I want thin bezels to mount portrait and landscape when I want. I cna tell you that the Acer do not look as good in person as the Asus but the Acer I was looking at had better bezels than the Asus 247 or 248h. Acer tends to not actually have LED backlighting and just has LED power save technology. Not a big deal for me. The only issue is most Acers are 5ms response time. Several Asus are 2ms, but many reviews say that the advertized response times are a bunch of crap, and it is just marketing hype. I think I am going to go grab 3 Acer S231hl's and try them out. they are also VESA approved so you can get good mounts for them like the Ergotron. Several Samsungs I looked at are not VESA so they are worthless monitors for Eyefinity since you cant mount them on a proper stand and get them close enough to each other. Their stock stands are horrible and wobble and they can sit nex to one another without tilting away and creating a big gap which ruins the eyefinity experience. Sucks because they have some of thinnest bezels and best color. Samsung needs to pull their heads out of their asses and make them VESA.
post #4 of 13
I'll toss in my opinion/vote. I've got a 22" Asus, and I love the thing to death. Never had any issues with ghosting or response time at all.

It's Asus from me, but take that as one random internet bloke's opinion.
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From a reliability stand point (since I have never owned or used an Asus monitor) I currently own 3 Acer v233h monitors for Eyefinity and previously owned a 24" 1920 x 1200 rez Acer (my woman has the same monitor also)... I have never had any dead pixels or issues with any of them.
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Asus > Acer
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Asus.
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Acer is good smile.gif
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asus allllllllllllllday
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Fact of the matter is that most monitors in the same price range perform about the same. You sometimes trade a little better panel display for some extra connectivity or other features but you'll be hard pressed to find a 200$ LED monitor that performs better than a 250$ IPS monitor.

My advice is to read some reviews of the respective monitors you are thinking of buying and if they don't have too much bad to say about it buy the cheaper one.
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