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Im shopping pretty critically for a 22" monitor right now, and it looks like the samsung may be the best, but also the most $$.

There are many other competing monitors (Acer, Chimera, Viewsonic, etc.) and also the samsung 216BW just came out...

I was just wondering if anybody had any input, as im looking to save as much money as possible
    
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That's strange of Samsung.... the 216BW is virtually the same size as the 226BW. It is sort of competing against themselves since they are also similar in their pricing point...
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the 216BW has 5ms response compared to the 226BW's 2ms response, is there ever a time when that difference would really be noticeable?
    
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the 216BW has 5ms response compared to the 226BW's 2ms response, is there ever a time when that difference would really be noticeable?
Nope, not at all.
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i guess my dilema is that i want to stick with the 226bw, because of the rave reviews it gets, but i dont want to buy it and have there be something equal (or better) for less money...im already redlining my budget due to a recent addon of a GTX
    
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Well, I can tell you that the 226BW is AMAZING! I got mine a few weeks ago, and I love it to death!

Post all the monitors your looking at and I'll recomend you one
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i guess my dilema is that i want to stick with the 226bw, because of the rave reviews it gets, but i dont want to buy it and have there be something equal (or better) for less money...im already redlining my budget due to a recent addon of a GTX
A) please fill out your system specs in "User CP" when you get a chance, so we can help you out better!

B)there is a difference between the two monitors, but its only in response time, and size.

C) there are other great 22" monitors in that pricerange, but Samsung continues to be the top dog. I'd stay away from Chimera, but Acer and Vewsonic have decent products (I own the acer 2223 and love it). That new 216BW looks like a great deal though, I'd suggest it!
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post #8 of 19
Either Samsung or Dell would be the best monitors to buy right now. Look around for the cheapest 22" by either of them, and it'll be better than all but the best of other brands.
    
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ok well i put my future system in my user specs, this will be my first PC build ever (22 years old, out of college, looking to FINALLY start gaming again..havent gamed since the counter strike days, and no...not source)

the monitors that im looking at are basically all the best rated monitors on newegg that are 22" and widescreen....so there are some acers, a viewsonic, benq, etc.
    
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post #10 of 19
theres a new hp clearview monitor 22" also

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...-32391039.html
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