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post #1 of 11
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I'm in the market for a new monitor.

I would like it to be 22" and have 1680x1050 native resolution. I've seemed to have come up with 3 good choices. Please tell me which you think is the best out of all three. If you think another monitor, besides these 3, would be a better choice, please let me know that too! Thank you.

Acer AL2223WD----------- 800:1, 5ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009102

Sceptre X22wg-Gamer----- 1200:1, 5ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112005

CHIMEI 221D------------- 800:1, 5ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824252008
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post #2 of 11
Out of those 3 IMPO i would have said the Acer is good...There all god monitors. However the Scepter is very Nice. And would personally go for that.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
Out of those 3 IMPO i would have said the Acer is good...There all god monitors. However the Scepter is very Nice. And would personally go for that.
The Scepter has built in speakers. I've always been skeptical of monitors with built in speakers. Is this well founded? Or am I being paranoid?
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post #4 of 11
just dont use the feature you dont want. look at reviews
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post #5 of 11
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just dont use the feature you dont want. look at reviews
I'm not worried about having to use something I don't want to use. I know you can always disable "features." What I'm worried about is they didn't spend much time making the display perfect, because they were concentrating on creating good sound..

Never been a fan of hardware that serves multiple functions, such as a motherboard with onboard audio.
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post #6 of 11
I wouldn't think that they took less time on the display because of the speakers. I would just be worried about the extra cost if anything, and that would be very small.

BTW, I'd go for the Acer
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post #8 of 11
Ill tell you how the sceptre is when it comes in I ordered one last night should be here on thurs or friday. I only get to check for dead pixels. lol
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post #9 of 11
i just ordered myself the acer last night, ive heard good things about it and my brother has another acer model and its really good. if ur gonna go with the acver i recommend buying it here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=A179-2210 with the rebate iots much cheaper than anywhere else. also i doubt that the speakers on the sceptre would affect the picture quality however it does increase the price, it does have that 1200:1 contrast ratio which might make the extra price worth it. good luck
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post #10 of 11
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Can anybody suggest an online retailer which has a good dead-pixel policy? Newegg requires a minimum of 8 dead LCD pixels in order to replace the LCD.
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