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I was thinking of getting the ASUS VG236H. Are there better options? I'll be using it mainly for gaming.
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http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-8846

despite hating alienware, it's the general consensus that this is actually a superb monitor
    
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post #3 of 11
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says it's 450$. Is that with or without the 3d glasses?


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With low input lag, you can charge your enemies in real time and make the kill before they even know what hit them. (In DVI mode only).
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post #4 of 11
It is without 3d glasses. To be honest, I wouldn't worry about 3d. I have been looking at monitors like this strictly for the 120hz, low input lag, and overall better performance. I have it narrowed down between the above alienware and this acer:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...22&Tpk=gd235hz

All the reviews I read say that the alienware is much better. I would wait for it to go on sale. It was on sal last week (the alienware) for about 369. I will end up getting 3 of these for nvidia surround so I am definitely waiting for a sale price. Either that or I get to call and try to work out a better price.
post #5 of 11
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I was thinking of that acer too. Don't really care for 3d, but 450$ sounds like too much. What are the major differences between the alienware one and the acer/asus ones?

Also, what's the difference between the acer and the asus monitors?
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post #6 of 11
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I was thinking of that acer too. Don't really care for 3d, but 450$ sounds like too much. What are the major differences between the alienware one and the acer/asus ones?

Also, what's the difference between the acer and the asus monitors?
The asus you posted was listed as 500

If you can find that alienware under 400 I wouldn't hesitate to give it a shot
    
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post #7 of 11
I havent looked at the asus montiors that are 120hz. One of the main reasons I have it narrowed down to the acer and alienware is because of their base stands. Those circular ones just look horrible to me.

Both the acer and alienware perform well. I have read reviews on newegg of people receiving monitors with dead pixels or half the screen dying out, while others have been extremely happy with it. Not sure if it is a glitch or if they are running 120hz at some wierd resolution that makes it happen.

The only review I can seem to find on the asus is a review showing how good it is, but it does not compare it to the acer or the alienware, so it is a relatively pointless review. Any of these 120hz monitors will outperform a 60hz monitor easily. I am personally leaning towards the alienware. It seems more user friendly and it operates better than the acer, but I do agree, that is a big price tag, especially for someone like me who wants a surround setup.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/3D-Monit...ew-1506-7.html


Here is the review comparing the acer and alienware:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/3D-Monit...ew-1506-7.html

Hope this info helps you out a little bit.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by xPrestonn View Post
The asus you posted was listed as 500

If you can find that alienware under 400 I wouldn't hesitate to give it a shot
This. Like I said, the alienware goes on sale occasionally and it was last week on alienwares site for 369. Might as well wait for it to go on sale again in order to get it.
post #9 of 11
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lol sorry. I meant VG236HE
It's 350$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...04&Tpk=VG236HE

So
Alienware>Acer>Asus ?

I've found both the acer and asus ones on newegg but couldn't find the alienware one. Any place where they might have them at sale or something?
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post #10 of 11
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Oh, missed your post. Anywhere other than alienwares site though?
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