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What monitor should I get with a $200 budget?

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I'll soon be in the market for a new monitor. I'll be giving my brother my monitor along with a computer I built when he goes off to college, so I'm replacing the one that I currently have.

Resolution does not matter at all to me. I'm just looking for clear, detailed picture. I would like at least 1366x768, but I don't need 1920x1200 if I can get a monitor with better features for less. I'm currently using this monitor: http://www.hannspree.com/US/product_...=55230&c=25693.

What is the best monitor I can get for ~ $200 shipped and tax included?
My room faces the sun in the morning and until noon, so I don't think a glossy finish would be the best for me. I prefer a monitor with at least 60Hz refresh rate at native resolution, and one that's at least 20". It must be a widescreen monitor. =]

Here's what I'm currently looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236102

Let me know what you guys think! I'd consider OB items as well if you see any good deals.
    
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There is a version of that monitor with a webcam, other than that I feel that is the best option.
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The webcam models have a pretty shoddy webcam, your better off getting a stand alone cam.

That aside, those Asus monitors are very nice display for the price. My only gripe with them is the glossy bezel and stand is fingerprint / dust magnet. My buddy's VE248H seems to have better blacks than my U211H.
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Originally Posted by DefiedV View Post
The webcam models have a pretty shoddy webcam, your better off getting a stand alone cam.

That aside, those Asus monitors are very nice display for the price. My only gripe with them is the glossy bezel and stand is fingerprint / dust magnet. My buddy's VE248H seems to have better blacks than my U211H.
I dust my computer down every week. It's really bad in my house. =P
Thanks both for the feedback so far!
    
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It wouldn't be an upgrade in size but you could get a Dell U2211 IPS display for $199.99 shipped off eBay. Obviously the IPS Dell would have much better picture quality and viewing angles than the Asus. Going from a Samsung 22" TN panel LCD to my Dell 30" IPS LCD I saw a huge increase in picture quality and the colors on the Dell are so much more vibrant. In addition to the usual DVI and VGA the U2211 also has DisplayPort. Still if you'd prefer size over picture quality the Asus is a fine choice. I just thought I'd give you another option to consider.
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Look up e-ips glow on youtube if your going to consider a U211H. For most games and everyday browsing it's fine but for movies or dark games it's pretty distracting. Basically no matter how you sit your going to get an orangish ting in the corners of the screen on dark images. It's kind of similar to back light bleed and something I wish I knew about before I bought 3 of them.

It's a damn fine monitor for the price but it has it's issues just like any other.
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this info might help you make the right decision . . .

http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides...anel-types.php
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The Asus monitor you have linked is the one I am getting for my new build. It seems to be the best price for size and who doesn't like Asus?
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