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Im currently using a 14 inch wide screen monitor. I'm thinking of either getting a 19 or 22in lcd widerscreen. Can anyone help me find some good ones i can look at. I think the best ones are acer but im not sure
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The Acer AL2216 is an excellent monitor, 22" of widescreen for only $250.
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For the money, I'm thoroughly impressed with my Hanns G HW191D 19" wide screen. Cost me $150 after rebate and shipping. No dead pixels and very bright screen which I have to tame down. I'll check for a link if your interested.
    
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Tell us what your priorities are. Is the main use for gaming, photo editing?

I recently got the Samsung 226BW ($295 after rebate) which has the 2ms G2G response time. Its a superb gaming monitor, but not so much for photo-editing. My older Samsung 213T has far better color reproduction. I would (and did) pick Samsung over acer since right now they have the response time edge.

The good news is that the gaming monitors are cheaper (since they use cheaper panels).

If you want something that has the best colors, go for NEC, but be prepared to pay $$.

Also, features such as height adjustment and USB ports will add cost.
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post #5 of 11
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Gaming and Movies is all. Yes I've seen that Hanns G on newegg and that is an option if i'm going to go with 19
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22"
    
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Does anyone know if my specs are even good enough to have dual monitors? I'd like this 14" to be my secondary monitor.
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post #8 of 11
Umm, I think without a doubt. Your CRT will connect to a VGA port and the new mon via the DVI.
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post #9 of 11
I would go with something with a high contrast ration for gaming and what not take a look at this
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1170290765723
I'm sure you could find it cheaper around the web but regardless its worth every penny.
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post #10 of 11
Gateway actually has some nice monitors in that size. Read reviews on the 22" monitors because a friend of mine got one and had to return it cause of the serious bleed out(apparently all the 22" panels are made by the same manufacturer so for a while they all fell victim to the bleed out). I would read some reviews about whatever panel youre looking at and make sure people with new monitors are not having problems with it.

I have one Acer 19" which is pretty nice. There is a little bleed out but other than that the only problem is switching inputs. I have a 360 hooked up to the VGA and a PC to the DVI and switching between them is a pain because the monitor does not have an input switch button, which means you have to go through the monitor's menus.

I also have a 19" gateway which is great. Nice monitor with an input button on the outside and pretty good menu controls, very easy to use. Gateway also has lots of accessories like speakers, tilt stands and all that if you want.

The friend of mine that returned the 22" Gateway bought the 24" Gateway. This thing is ridiculous! Its huge and has more inputs than my LCD TV. Then again it costs $680.

Acer monitors are pretty nice and they are cheap which for me was a deciding factor. The $50 savings versus the gateway I got definitely shows though.
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