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Since its almost black friday and plenty of weekend deal, buying a monitor seems smart as my TV is, well not the best for enjoying a PC. I am on Newegg right now and am comparing 2 different monitors, an Acer and a Samsung.

Samsung: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001487
Acer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009315

I now there are more, going to BestBuy.com now, but which one is better between these two? I know the Acer has HDMI, which is great while the Samsung doesn't.

But I also heard that monitors can have different panels. IPS is the only I can recall and they're really expensive so can't afford that *cough* Dell *cough*. So can someone help me figure a good shopping guide to monitors?

Must Wants: HDMI, 1080p, HDCP support, good/great viewing angles, reliable/known brand, 23" or less

Thanks,
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 11/25/11 at 11:14am
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Well, this has great reviews (5 eggs) and is only $90. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=24-262-011&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

NVM, didn't read your whole post. I really love Acer's customer service while I am not enamored with Samsung's.
    
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I bought an open box of the Acer S230HLAbii and was expecting something like the Acer S231HLbid which is what I have.
S230HLAbii color looks washed out and the bezel is really thick in case.
    
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Anyone? Leaning towards the Asus right now but the Acer #2 is $99 w/ HDMI/1080p/HDCP/3 year warranty.

Crossed out the Samsung since I can get the Asus for the same price and the Asus has HDMI and speakers. Better quality too.
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 11/25/11 at 11:15am
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I'm in the exact same boat, right now. My LG monitor just died, so I am going to pick up an ASUS. The only question that I had is ...which one?

These are the ones I am looking at:

The one you had selected: VH238H ($169.99)

23" 1080p LED backlit
2ms (GTG) response time
D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI

This one: VH236H ($179.99)

23" 1080p LCD (NOT LED) backlit
2ms (GTG) response time
D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI

Or This One: VS238H-P ($174.99)

23" 1080p LED backlit
2ms (GTG) response time
HDMI , D-Sub, DVI-D

I am leaning towards the first one, but I was wondering if there were any reasons I should or shouldn't consider the others. Any reasons to go standard LCD over LED for an ASUS monitor?
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My links didn't post... And I don't know where the edit button is anymore...

VH236H:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059

VS238H-P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236175
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I would go with the first Asus since its the cheapest and is LED. LED is brighter and uses less power.
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True, but what about the contrast ratio? The VS series says it has 50k:1 ratio, while the VH series claims 20k:1. Is the VS oversaturated? Or does it offer more clarity? Also, the VS only offers 4 color temp modes, while the VH offers 5 (1 additional).
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Bought the Asus last night along with a Logitech G500 for $175. Monitor is basically future proof.
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