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http://www.cheetahdeals.com/ProductC...C-ET.WH3HP.003

link to third monitor that is cutoff from previous link http://www.cheetahdeals.com/Acer-H21....wh3hp.003.htm

Link is to 3 monitors I am checking out. All around $100 which is my price range. I would like to have any size 21-25". I prefere 1080p but dont know if it is a big difference. I currently have a 19" square lcd maxes at 1280x1024.

I mainly play games and watch hulu. Open to other possibilities lcd tv's with same size or resolution open boxes or refurb's even used,

Thanks for any help!
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Ok now I am choosing between these two as well... I have a $30 coupon for staples

23" high contrast ratio http://www.staples.com/Acer-S231HL-b...product_912725

25" no dvi dual hdmi low contrast ratio.about $10 more http://www.staples.com/Hannspree-HF2...product_864219

there is also a 23" hannspree for a little cheaper but fewer specs
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For gaming, 1280x1024 to 1920x1080 is a huge difference. It's not a big difference in image quality, but you get much much more horizontal field of view in games.

I had a friend who had a 1280x1024 monitor and he always said that he needs nothing more. Then it went faulty. The cheapest he found was 1080p. He hooked it up and he was amazed at the freeing feeling of 1080p because of the added FOV.


Please link the monitors properly. I can't see them from there.

I don't know your budget, but the asus VH series is very good, also very popular. Cannot fail with that one. VE series is decent, some models have issues with overdrive ghosting, which usually can be turned off (not always).
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http://www.staples.com/Hannspree-HF2...product_864219

got this one with a 20% off coupon and sold my old monitor for a few bucks. Huge difference especially since this is 25", 2ms, 1080p old one was 19", 10ms 4:3, lol
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I wouldn't buy any monitors from acer or emachine the quality on most of them just doesn't look good imo.

Anything from dell, lg, and samsung i would recommend.

Maye this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824260037

seems to be chaper at dell:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...ynote_irrank=0

on newegg they have this one recertified:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005250
Edited by jrad - 8/20/11 at 11:09pm
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