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Poll Results: Dell or Samsung??

 
  • 53% (14)
    Dell
  • 46% (12)
    Samsung
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post #1 of 26
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Hi guys,

I really need help deciding on my next monitor which I plan buying tomorrow or monday the latest. My budget it 300 maybe a touch more. Im looking at a dell e207 or a samsung 204bw. I'm leaning towards the dell becuase i like the stand as it matches my desk. But before I drop the hammer, I want to make sure I make the right choice. All other reccommendations are more than welcome and rep to anyone who helps me out.

Dell: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...4&sku=320-5123

Samsung: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001087
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post #2 of 26
I *think* Dell actually uses Samsung dislpays in their monitors. So either way, you are going to be getting basically the same thing.

EDIT: And in this case I would be wrong, I take that back, the Dell is better then the Samsung in every way I can tell. It has a faster response time, lower pixel pitch, and higher contrast. Go with the Dell.
post #3 of 26
dell and samsung are both known for making excellent screens so whatever your choice, it will be a good one. I would go with the Dell to as i like my monitor black rather then with silver. makes image look better. for some reason.
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post #4 of 26
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What is pixel pitch exactly, most likely going with the dell.
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post #5 of 26
I've used several Dells and several Samsungs. There's a reason why I have 2 Samsung monitors and a plasma TV at home, and Dell monitors at work. All the Dells that I've used aren't as sharp as the Samsungs and the quality (of the Dells) drops off when looking at them from an angle.
    
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Transonic View Post
I've used several Dells and several Samsungs. There's a reason why I have 2 Samsung monitors and a plasma TV at home, and Dell monitors at work. All the Dells that I've used aren't as sharp as the Samsungs and the quality (of the Dells) drops off when looking at them from an angle.
I agree with transonic. I've noticed the specs don't always say much for the overall quality of a screen and I would suggest going with the Samsung.
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post #7 of 26
Dell doesnt use any dell monitors. They use whatever they want

Samsung, Sony, Viewsonic....just rebranded.

Dell has made "MEDIOCRE" computers forver now. Not good....but it's a computer. The one thing that they've ALWAYS made well is the monitors
    
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post #8 of 26
Well I dont own any however ive seen one of each And i will personally say i couldnt see much difference. However there both great bands and whatever one you get you will be pleased.
post #9 of 26
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I'be decided to add a poll as my mind is going back and forth way too much. I've read a couple of reviews online and they give the dell a mediocore image display which isnt exactly good. What would OCN do, WWOCND
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post #10 of 26
Check the specs.....

Contrast Ratio....
Resonse Time.....
Max Resolution...

And so one. Post them and we can look at the comparisons
    
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