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I am planning to buy a monitor this summer either 20 or 22 inch and its going to be one of the newer samsung models, so 206BW or 226BW. I have been going to bestbuy and futureshop to check out how things really look on these but they never have them hooked up to an actual computer so i;ve been comparing the 20 and 22 inch glossy HPs. MY main concern with going to a 22 inch would be that the pizel size is bigger and texts looks more blocky and seperated and the 20 inch screen looked so damn sharp.

I know a lot of you have the 22" but do you ever get headaches looking at that thing? Like I tried internet explorer and **** and I'm just not used to text looking so pixelated. I'm not too concerned with price here since its only a 50 buck difference but what would you guys suggest? I's rather have the 20" because it looked sharp but never really got to see the 22 samsung in action, only HP. Is the extra 2" worth it for the sharpness loss?
    
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What was the resolution on the 22"? With higher resolutions, it would look sharper.
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The 22" Samsung 226BW imo, i'm going to get one soon and a friend got one recently and it simply blew me away. Incredibaly sharp and very professional finish and 2ms access time to boot. You won't be dissapointed.

Yraen: The 22" is 1680x1050
 
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I'm going through the same problem right now too. Can't decide 20 or 22" since most of them have the same resolution.
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I went from a 19'' Viewsonic to the Samsung 226BW with 2ms response running at 1680x1050 and its freakin' amazing. I have no problems whatsoever and haven't had any headaches or anything like that. Even Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas looks great on it

Although Dawn of War takes some getting used to lol
    
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I'm going through the same problem right now too. Can't decide 20 or 22" since most of them have the same resolution.
haha, its a tough decision, damn best buy is too cheap to hook them up to a computer, i hate their monitor showcase, all they do is projectt a crap resolution image on all their screen and makes them all look alike **** because from 17-27 inches they all have the same resolution going through them.
    
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I got the Dell E228WFP and I love it. Look into it!
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I ahve the syncmaster 225BW and I dont have any problems at all and sometimes I am infront of it for hours at a time. I run it at 1680/1050 and everything looks fine.

Games look great on a 22 widescreen too.
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I guess you get used to it anyways and I bet the samsungs looks better than what i've seen on the HPs and LGs. Its the kind of thing you;d regret after buying the 20 inch and 2 inches more makes quite a difference, i'll probably just go for the 22inch, now i just need to find a good price in canada.
    
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