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post #1 of 19
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Hey guys,
Im getting this monitor tom an im wondering what kind of opinions you guys got on it??

Its the Samsung 204B 20.1 with a resolution of 16x12.. How is it at that res for gaming? Is it as good or better than a true widescreen??
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001226
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post #2 of 19
I love mine. I have never seen anything bad whilst gaming.
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post #3 of 19
I also would recommend it. Resolution is fantastic, no ghosting, games look great. Good product, but you just missed out on a $60 MIR. :-(
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post #4 of 19
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Yeah i noticed that...Oh well.. If the monitor rocks then im happy!
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post #5 of 19
Very very good monitor. Easy to hookup, great picture quality, great color, plenty of ergonomic options, all and all my favorite part of my rig, except perhaps the x1950PRO that powers it.
    
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post #6 of 19
i would get THIS http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824001087 one cause its WIDESCREEN
    
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post #7 of 19
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I considered that option OpTioN..LOL But after comparing these 2 stats it does look like the 204B is a slightly better monitor it just boils down to do you prefer widescreen or not.. I never gamed on a widescreen so i went with a traditional size that packs alot of dpi..1600x1200. Heres how they compare:


Panel a-si TFT/TN
Screen Size 20"
Widescreen Yes
Display Type WSXGA
Maximum Resolution 1680x1050
Recommended Resolution 1680x1050
Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.285mm
Display Colors 16.2 Million
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Response Time 6ms

Panel a-si TFT/TN LCD
Screen Size 20.1"
Widescreen No
Display Type UXGA
Maximum Resolution 1600x1200
Recommended Resolution 1600x1200
Viewing Angle 160°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel Pitch 0.255mm
Display Colors 16.7 Million
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 800:1
Response Time 5ms
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post #8 of 19
I made the same call, I will go for resolution over widescreen any day of the week. Considering things on a per pixel level, you can *see* more real-estate on a 1600x1200 normal than you can on a 1680x1050 widescreen. For my work, I need to see as much area as possible. My choice was pretty clear. That and 2 widescreens wouldn't fit very well on my desk (these two 204bs barely fit).
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post #9 of 19
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Ahh Dam. Looks like i got a bad one.. Hooked it up useing the dvi cable and set it to 1600x1200 and it constantly flickers a black screen at me. Doesnt do it when hooked up useing the vga analog cable running that res.. Also has 2 dead pixels.. Looks like another 2 weeks without my monitor..
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by slicksickwilly View Post
Ahh Dam. Looks like i got a bad one.. Hooked it up useing the dvi cable and set it to 1600x1200 and it constantly flickers a black screen at me. Doesnt do it when hooked up useing the vga analog cable running that res.. Also has 2 dead pixels.. Looks like another 2 weeks without my monitor..
That's a bummer man. However, it isn't indicative of them; I have six and they all work wonderfully.
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