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Alright so I have decided I want a dual monitor setup. Currently I have the Samsung 2043NW. I plan on selling my current monitor to help by the duals or just buy the duals and sell it later on to recuperate some of the cost.

I am looking for two at least 20" monitors that are equivalent or greater to my current monitor for a max of about $115 each. I will be running these off a GIGABYTE GV-R577UD-1GD.

So if you can see how my suggested monitors compare or have any suggestions that meet my criteria that would be amazing!

As far as stores go, if I can get it in Canada that would be great, if I could get it from NCIX even better!

As always, thanks!

My current monitors specs:
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/de...dl_name=2043NW

My suggested monitor specs:
http://www.asus.com/Display/LCD_Moni...specifications
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Anybody? Are those equivalent or not?
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The resolution of your proposed monitor is lower, the panel is dimmer when compared to your existing monitor.

The proposed monitor does have a few nice features (built in audio jack - probably mediocre quality).

Do you plan on dual screen gaming or ?
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The resolution of your proposed monitor is lower, the panel is dimmer when compared to your existing monitor.

The proposed monitor does have a few nice features (built in audio jack - probably mediocre quality).

Do you plan on dual screen gaming or ?
It would be video editing, I understand dual gaming sucks in the middle so I would just use one to game. How about this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...587&CatId=2775
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I need input here!
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Originally Posted by HOTDOGS View Post
It would be video editing, I understand dual gaming sucks in the middle so I would just use one to game. How about this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...587&CatId=2775
That would already be an improvement. However, not a major one.

The cheap tier of monitors is one big blur IMO. Nothing really stands out.
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That would already be an improvement. However, not a major one.

The cheap tier of monitors is one big blur IMO. Nothing really stands out.
Is that better than my current Samsung?
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Is that better than my current Samsung?
No promises, since I can't know since I haven't seen every single monitor personally, but it might very well be. However, there's a chance that it won't be.

But the resolution is a slight upgrade anyhow.
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No promises, since I can't know since I haven't seen every single monitor personally, but it might very well be. However, there's a chance that it won't be.

But the resolution is a slight upgrade anyhow.
How about compared to the original Asus monitor I posted. The battle is betweeen it, my current and the Acer I just posted. Unless others have suggestions?

Edit: Having a hard time finding the Acer P215H Bbd in Canada.
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How about compared to the original Asus monitor I posted. The battle is betweeen it, my current and the Acer I just posted. Unless others have suggestions?
The acer would likely win, however, no guarantees.


I would never even touch the asus one. 1600x900 is bad. Just, awful...
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