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$100 for a 16:9 monitor

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I'm debating between 1600x900 and 1920x1080. Do 20% more pixels for length and width measurements make a huge difference? I'm leaning towards 1080p since it's a fairly standard video resolution and I can play Blu-ray movies and YouTube videos, for instance, at their highest possible resolutions. I'm looking at 60 Hz, but 72 or 75 is also acceptable. 120 or 144 is total overkill and there's no way I'd pay a premium to get either, but I'll go with it if the price is the same. I'd like HDMI input since I can still use DVI in my current monitor for games or projects that require/are better with 4:3 ratios (it's 5:4 at 1280x1024, but it scales down well with a tiny bit of vertical stretching), but I can run DVI-I to VGA on the old monitor and DVI-D to DVI-D on the new one should I need to. I would like to keep both monitors since I can play games on the shiny big new monitor and keep a music player and desktop monitor on the less shiny old monitor. THIS one looks good, but I honestly have no idea what to look for in a monitor (other than input, resolution, and price).

So, basically:
1080p or 1600x900
DVI and/or HDMI
About 20 to 24 inches
And I assume low response times are good?
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Anything less than 5ms response time is fine.

As for what to pick, buy the 1920x1080. You will hate a 1600x900 monitor coming from a 1280x1024.
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I paid $150 for THIS thing, which, after a $20 rebate, was about my limit of what I wanted to spend. Even if the speakers make an audiophile cringe, they will make everything sound fuller than without, and I can disable them anyway if I need to. It isn't an IPS panel either, but I honestly don't care and am fine without. And I can still have a dual-monitor setup! That's the important part.
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