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So, I assumed I was upgrading monitors, but so far I'm less than impressed. I was using one of those cheap target ymmv monitors:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009157
and I loved it, but assumed an led would be better.

I went with this:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/LG-EW224T/16523688
It is NOT any better, in fact it seems worse.

My question is, now it seems that borderlands micro stutters every few seconds, where I'm sure it did not with the acer...
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See if it happens in a different game. If not, it isn't the monitor but rather the video card.
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yup, just try anther game. there might be something wrong with your video card.
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You paid $159 for a 22" 1080p monitor. That's pretty entry level, and you never really know what to expect. I would not be surprised if it's the monitor. I'm pretty sure both those monitors use budget TN panels. You aren't going to notice a massive quality difference until you go to a S-PVA or IPS, and you are also going to spend 2x more.

I personally wouldn't spend under $300 for a 22", but I have much higher standards for video than most people.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/23/11 at 1:12am
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
You paid $159 for a 22" 1080p monitor. That's pretty entry level, and you never really know what to expect. I would not be surprised if it's the monitor. I'm pretty sure both those monitors use budget TN panels. You aren't going to notice a massive quality difference until you go to a S-PVA or IPS, and you are also going to spend 2x more.

I personally wouldn't spend under $300 for a 22", but I have much higher standards for video than most people.
300 is still cheap entry level ips
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Just FYI, LED means absolutely nothing. Most high quality panels are not even LED- LED's are very small and harder to disperse evenly than older technology. They are more power efficient though.

It is the panel type and quality you want to compare, not the backlighting.

Also I have not had good luck with LG, but that is a personal preference.

$300 is plenty for a 20" IPS- I have a dell ultrasharp and love it
(20" is where I am staying for a while- I dont need a larger monitor until I have my own house. (Or use it at an apartment where I don't have a TV...) )
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Well, I returned the walmart LG, and this one comes in today. Hopefully it wasn't a bad move. I really didn't have $300 for a monitor, more like <200, and 22'' is plenty for me. I can deal with a bit of bleed for better colors.
Edited by CreepyDan - 5/25/11 at 10:31am
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