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Is there a noticable difference between....

....700:1, 800:1, 1000:1, and >1000:1 contrast ratio?

....16.2 and 16.7 million colors?

....Active matrix, TFT LCD, a-si TFT, and TN LCD?

.... .282 mm and .258mm pixel pitch?

These are comparing 20.1" and 22" as well as different configuration in those sizes. I'm talking about noticable differences, not tiny differences that I would have to actually look for.
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How bright do you want it?

How colorful do you want it?

uhh...How fast? (I don't know the differences between types)

And, I don't know enough about pixel pitch...
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Originally Posted by BrinNutz
How bright do you want it?

How colorful do you want it?

uhh...How fast? (I don't know the differences between types)

And, I don't know enough about pixel pitch...
i think pixel pitch is the size of the pixels. and the third isn't how fast, that's response time.
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A monitor will cost more with a higher contrast ratio, smaller pixel pitch and more colors. Those are your premium monitor, and you pay a premium for them. They are mostly made for graphics designers and the like. For the average consumer we get the more mediocre specs. Yes you can tell the difference, but for basic day to day use and gaming, I don't think it really pays to get and Uber expensive monitor.


Here is a rather extensive guide for LCD monitors.

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Pixel pitch is the space inbetween pixels. Some people complain about this, but I haven't been able to see the differences myself (closest comp store (best buy) is an hour away).

Anyway, I have most other things figured out, but these are just the ones that confuse me. But I'll answer your questions anyway if that helps answer my questions. I don't really care about brightness, it's mostly centralized around 300 cd/m^2, so I didn't think of that as a big factor. "Colorful" ties into 16.2 & 16.7 million colors, as well as contrast ratio. I want a "colorful" screen, but if there's no *noticable* difference between colors and contrast ratio, I'll feel fine about buying the cheaper one. And response time is taken care of, so that's fine, I know what to look for with that.
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really what i care about is a decent contrast, colors and pixel pitch then a good response time and large resolution.
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Does anyone have pictures of a 20.1" compared to a 22"? That's basically my target area right there, and I'm very interested in the ACER compared to a 20.1".
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