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I'm looking for a new monitor, and I'm thinking of a 22" Widescreen LCD Display. Two good priced options I am considering are the Samsung 228BW Display and the Asus MW221U Monitor. They are both around the $300, have good contrast ratios, enough brightness, and are made by respectable companies. The only consern I have about the Asus is that do all of those sickers come pre-applied? Because they ruin the sleekness of the bezel.

I will be playing games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Command and Conquer: 3, Dawn of War, and some Steam Games. I'm hoping to play them Maxed out with 4xAA/AF at 1680x1050; because with my 4:3 1280x1024 a 8800GTX is wasted.

Oh, by the way, I am also considering getting a Dell 2407WFP Display and running games at 1920x1200, 2xAA & AF, and Maximum Settings.

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I'm looking for a new monitor, and I'm thinking of a 22" Widescreen LCD Display. Two good priced options I am considering are the Samsung 228BW Display and the Asus MW221U Monitor. They are both around the $300, have good contrast ratios, enough brightness, and are made by respectable companies. The only consern I have about the Asus is that do all of those sickers come pre-applied? Because they ruin the sleekness of the bezel.

I will be playing games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Command and Conquer: 3, Dawn of War, and some Steam Games. I'm hoping to play them Maxed out with 4xAA/AF at 1680x1050; because with my 4:3 1280x1024 a 8800GTX is wasted.

Oh, by the way, I am also considering getting a Dell 2407WFP Display and running games at 1920x1200, 2xAA & AF, and Maximum Settings.

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Have you looked at the Gateway 22" widescreen? I just picked one up two days ago and I really like it. For a little less than $400 you get DVI, VGA, component, composite, and s-video. It rocks. I dunno if you need all of that, but it's a less expensive alternative to the 2407WFP which is about $200 more, plus you can run at higher settings with 1680x1050. It too comes with stickers, but they easily peel right off.
    
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There have been LOADS of deals on 22inch monitors for under $200. See if some are still active, or wait a couple weeks. Newegg is having a monitor clearance I think. Saw it in one of the newsletters somebody poster here a while ago.
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Thumbs up for the Gateway 22". More options than most LCD's to rock your socks off. And Faroudja HDCP HD decoding. Yummy.
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Thumbs up for the Gateway 22". More options than most LCD's to rock your socks off. And Faroudja HDCP HD decoding. Yummy.
Yep, I love it. PC, seXBox 360, and digital cable all in one. I was skeptical about TV on it, but it's crystal clear - I'd be willing to say it looks a little better than the 26" HDTV I was using for a while.

Also, it's rated to 1680x1050, but it'll do 1080p on the XBox without a problem. Gateway says that only their 24" will do 1080p, but I dunno...
    
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I keep tryin'a tell people about the Gateways. They're insanely good.
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I keep tryin'a tell people about the Gateways. They're insanely good.
My old 19" WS is for sale if anyone wants it.
    
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I just bought an HP W2007 (20" WS) yesterday after comparing it to the Samsung 226BW. The difference is amazing. Where the Samsung produced somewhat washed out colors, the HP (with its glossy coating) produced deep, rich colors. Not only that ,if you decide to get the 22" version of the HP (W2207), you will get a better base that can flip landscape and portrait mode.
Just go to Circuit City and try out both monitors and see for yourself.
 
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post #9 of 10
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So, I should look at some nice 22" Widescreen monitors, rather than getting a 24"?

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So, I should look at some nice 22" Widescreen monitors, rather than getting a 24"?

NiNja
IMO, yes. 22" displays will offer better performance from the GTX and are the better bang for your buck. Price jumps from 22" to 24" are crazy.
    
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