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post #21 of 32
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22" stretches pixels too much, get 20" for quality, and 24" for quality AND size.
BAM! There's your answer.
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post #22 of 32
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bottom line the 226bw is one of the best monitors on the market its the only choice
Whew, it's a good thing that's not a personal opinion!

But in response to the question, I think you can answer it yourself. Do you really feel the need for the 22" screen? If you don't want to spend the extra money, then don't. If you have to have the 22", then get it. But since you aren't sure, you should probably go with the 20" because you didn't feel compelled to go 2" bigger.
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post #23 of 32
I have the Samsung 216BW and I LOVE IT... it was 60 bucks less than the 226BW and the only difference is .4" shorter and it has a 5ms response time vs the 226bw's 2ms. I upgraded from a hanns-g 19" wide screen.
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post #24 of 32
$50 for two inches... worth it for some, not for others. Just personal preference. Personally, I'd invest the extra $50, because monitors are usually something you keep for a while. Just my opinion. (I have a 225BW - older version of the 226BW)
    
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post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Xero. View Post
22" stretches pixels too much, get 20" for quality,
Really? So are you saying the 20'' has a better picture?
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22" stretches pixels too much, get 20" for quality, and 24" for quality AND size.
Yep. Both monitors have the same resolution so they just stretch the pixel.

If you want detailed quality, go with the 20". If you just want a larger screen area and slighly lower quality then go with the 22".
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post #27 of 32
It is not just $50 for 2". It is $50 for 2" diagonal... that's a 17% increase in monitor size.

The 20" has a better pixel pitch since it has more pixels per sqr inch. That 9720 pixels vs 8108 pixel per square inch. However, the difference is not noticeable. You can't tell the difference at those densities. Pixels are never stretched.

Read my LCD Sizing FAQ for numbers.
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post #28 of 32
If you want to really get a look at the size differenece, cut two pieces of card board. One for the 20" and the other for 22" and then compare the two.
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post #29 of 32
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It is not just $50 for 2". It is $50 for 2" diagonal... that's a 17% increase in monitor size.

The 20" has a better pixel pitch since it has more pixels per sqr inch. That 9720 pixels vs 8108 pixel per square inch. However, the difference is not noticeable. You can't tell the difference at those densities. Pixels are never stretched.

Read my LCD Sizing FAQ for numbers.
I tend to agree with this.
    
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Eh, I think that as far as clarity goes, the pixel stretch from 20" to 22" is negligible. 22" is still very clear.
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