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post #1 of 59
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Hey I am looking to purchase a new monitor.

A 22" widescreen lcd.

I currently have a Viewsonic vx922 19", and it is awesome for games and standard stuff. However, I would love to have a 22" widescreen, for games and programming.

I will run the two in dual screen mode.

I am stuck on which one to purchase.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...name=22%22

The ChiMei has some great reviews, but the Spectre x22wg has really great stats.

Also, the Samsung 225bw looks like a sure win, but is the extra 60 dollars for a name brand monitor worth the money?

I have read in other threads that Dell and Gateway have good monitors, should
I look into those monitors?
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post #2 of 59
I just got the 22'' samsung yesterday. I'm really happy with it. My friend has a 22'' gateway and I like mine better.
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post #4 of 59
There is a nice (glossy, 1000:1, 5ms, etc.) 22" Acer monitor for sale for $260 after a discount code: EMC529DACER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009111
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I like this and this.
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post #6 of 59
the samsung 226 is the best imo
post #7 of 59
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went to the local best buy, I checked out the Samsung 226bw, Acer x22xx, a gateway, and an HP w2207. The HP w2207 knocked my socks off compared to the Samsung and Acer, just in design, and the quality of color. I will look into the w2207 a little more. BTW, i have done some research into the 226bw, and the CHIMEI monitor off NewEgg uses the same exact lcd panel part as many of the Samsung 226bw with model "c". So the CHIMEI looks very promising.
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post #8 of 59
Yeah, I have the hp w2007 which is the exact same monitor as the w2207 just 2" smaller and the color is definitely better than any Samsung.

I would never get an Acer though, they just don't look that great to me, but that's just my opinion.
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post #9 of 59
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So far the Acer with Gloss finish looks to be the best choice, especially with the $20 coupon code. How did you find out about the coupon code? I will most likely order the monitor once I have the funds .
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I bought the Acer AL2223W from Best Buy for the Memorial Day sale and am absolutely in love with it. This is my second Acer, the first being a regular 19" 1280x1024 LCD. There is some slight backlight bleeding on the lower right edge with this new one but it really doesn't bother me to be honest. I needed to calibrate this one to get the colors looking right also, but in the end it was worth it. The money I saved ended up being used to buy an Ergotron LCD stand ($30 at Staples) that allows me to tilt, rotate, and swivel like some of the more expensive options out there.
     
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