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Size/Response time or 120hz?

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I'm having a hard time deciding between the two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824116483R View Sonic
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222 Acer

I'm needing a monitor right now because my PS3 is sitting here collecting dust and I like to have another monitor for my laptop and possibly for my future gaming desktop. I'm deciding to whether go for an affordable monitor which has the size I like(27 inch in this case with 1ms response time) or go for the 120hz. I would go with Acer's 27 inch (120hz) has but it's almost twice the price of the 23.6. Now the thing is 1440p and a new line of 120hz monitors are rolling out or so I've heard. Should I still continue getting the Acer or just do with the Viewsonic for now and wait? I'm open to other options as well as long as it's below $300. I personally like a 27 inch and I guess I can deal with 23.6 but nothing smaller than that.
Edited by Kiros - 11/8/12 at 11:22pm
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The response time quoted by manufactures is complete and utter BS. Both those displays have measured response times in the 5-10ms range. In fact, many older 3-5ms displays would be faster. There has been virtually no improvement in LCD technology for years. So called faster displays are simply using greater levels of overdrive, which in turn creates overshoot and reverse ghosting. If the excess amount of government regulation we have was actually used properly, many of these claims would be deemed illegal (5 billion to 1 contrast ratio anyone?).

In summary - choose based on need, not on some inflated spec.
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I kind of thought so, Viewsonic seemed a bit too good to be true on the "1ms response time". and they only have VGA and hdmi ports.

Now it comes down to size versus 120hz refresh rate.

My only problem is that, I've been eyeing that Acer monitor for the past 2 maybe 3 years now and I was wondering when a new line of 120hz monitors will be rolling out.
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