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Monitor suggestions for $300, upgrading from a 22"

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I'm looking for a monitor that's famous for being an overall good monitor. Right now I'm using an ASUS ML228H and I must say the 22" screen size is a little annoying so I decided to sell it to a friend for $115 and now I'm looking for more options. I'd like to have at least a 23.6" monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080. Unless the monitor has like some really awesome feature or whatever I don't want to go beyond $210. I like ASUS for their really nice monitors in general nobody seems to have a problem with them, unlike Acer or whatever. I game a lot so I cant have any ghosting or input lag.

Also, how big is the difference going from 22" to 24"? I want to feel more immersed in games. Getting big bookshelf speakers helped with the sound but now its about monitor size. Would the difference be substantial to justify the extra 2 inches? Should I save up a little more and get a 27"? Or should i stick with my 22 and get 2 more? what do you guys think?


UPDATE

Budget has been increased to $300 but it will have to be a 27". I had my eyes on the VE278Q for a while, any thoughts? I will be playing at a larger distance from the monitor and the larger pixels while might be visible in text I do not think they will bother me as much during gaming. Like I said I want to feel immersed in gaming.
Edited by CrazzyRussian - 2/16/12 at 4:41pm
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Anybody?
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i love my acer...23"...backlit LED...make sure to go for led instead of lcd...brighter pic and uses less power
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you might want to consider moving up to 120hz also...it's the way of the future wink.gif
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120Hz is only a benefit to me if I want to play at a higher framerate and not be limited to 60fps in most games. 3D doesn't appeal to me at all. Even if I could get it for free I wouldn't really want it.
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120Hz is only a benefit to me if I want to play at a higher framerate and not be limited to 60fps in most games. 3D doesn't appeal to me at all. Even if I could get it for free I wouldn't really want it.

Gotta agree about 3d. It's just a gimmick if you ask me, gives me a headache and rapes my pc. 3d = fail. However 120Hz is awesome. If you play fps games like I do you WILL notice it. I personally have the Samsung S23A950D and it is a beautiful piece of work. Sexy as hell and I love the gloss screen. Combine that with the displayport and I fell in love.

I can recommend it. I got no idea how much it costs in the US though.
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post #7 of 11
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bump.
Also, how big is the difference going from 22" to 24"? I want to feel more immersed in games. Getting big bookshelf speakers helped with the sound but now its about monitor size. Would the difference be substantial to justify the extra 2 inches? Should I save up a little more and get a 27"? Or should i stick with my 22 and get 2 more? what do you guys think?
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At 1080, 24" & 27" will have low ppi and a grainy image.
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At 1080, 24" & 27" will have low ppi and a grainy image.

I'm aware of that. Since I'll be using the monitor for gaming I'll be paying attention to the "overall" image and not the tiny little pixels I might see with text or whatever. I think it would be a much bigger problem with a 27" LCD that with a 24".
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236103

What do you guys think about this one?
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