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I'm hesitating in between the 226bw and w2207. Actually I trust Samsung more but the new HP w2207 looks really attractive.
Please give some advice for my final decision. I want to get either one by next week!

(As you guys know, w2207's screen is glossy. I heard non-glossy screen is better for eye. True?
;One more thing, are those TN screen? Any idea?)
post #2 of 15
I vote for the Samsung SyncMaster 226BW
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I personally would go with the Samsung. It has a better response time and no built in speakers. Plus like you said, Samsung is well known for great monitors.
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the Samsung SyncMaster 226bw got an Average Expert Rating of 82%, while HP w2207 got only 79%.

Almost a tie
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The OP probably isn't even going to come back, but oh well.

I've had a chance to operate both of these monitors and there's a difference in quality that favors the Samsung. HOWEVER, the HP offers HDCP compliance which I am not sure if the Samsung offers. The glossy screen wasn't actually bad, but I can't say that I favored it during usage, either.

The Samsung 226 is a sure shot for those who don't need anything more than a DVI in and VGA in connection.
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post #6 of 15
226BW for All the Bases Wins!

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Portrait mode is so novel, eh?

    
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I never use Portrait mode. LoL.
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I have the HP. I like the glossy screen.
    
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post #9 of 15
Definitely the Samsung. I have the 20-inch version of that model, and it has no gloss to the screen, which means 0 reflections, which means true monitor color, and precision.

The HP is HIGH-gloss, I checked both of them out at CompUSA, and trust me, the gloss was the biggest factor in my deciding, due to how glossy, and glass-like the monitor looked. I mean, it looks very very nice with Vista (The HP), but in a room with any regular lighting, or even from the sun itself, you'd see reflections of anything that had light hitting it... like a mirror finish.

Samsung still has the exact same clearity, for the same price, with their name behind the product.
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Definitely the Samsung. I have the 20-inch version of that model, and it has no gloss to the screen, which means 0 reflections, which means true monitor color, and precision.

The HP is HIGH-gloss, I checked both of them out at CompUSA, and trust me, the gloss was the biggest factor in my deciding, due to how glossy, and glass-like the monitor looked. I mean, it looks very very nice with Vista (The HP), but in a room with any regular lighting, or even from the sun itself, you'd see reflections of anything that had light hitting it... like a mirror finish.

Samsung still has the exact same clearity, for the same price, with their name behind the product.
I personally don't have that problem. I really love the Gloss on the HP and I don't find it conflicts with any lighting or sun. Maybe that's just me. However, I do envy the portrait mode of the Samsung. That is such a cool feature!
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