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Yeah so I got the Soyo 24" monitor and it's great. Fantastic color, no problems that some people have complained about. It's a really, really great looking monitor especially after making a few adjustments. The only problem is that I just find it hard to focus on such a big screen so close... so I'm thinking that maybe a 22" would be a better option for me. Maybe get a nicer monitor for the money, or even save a few bucks.

So, what recommendations does everyone have? I know everyone says to get a samsung, but what else is good? I've had good experience with Viewsonic and Dell, both of which have monitors for good prices. Staples has a temping deal for a 21.6" monitor... what's out there?
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A little to big for ya? I watch a lot of movies on mine so I guess thats y I love it.
Anyway one of the most recommended is the 226BW. I have only seen it in bestbuy but it looked great. Also if soyou isnt as bad as every has made it to be theres may be cheaper?
    
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A little to big for ya? I watch a lot of movies on mine so I guess thats y I love it.
Anyway one of the most recommended is the 226BW. I have only seen it in bestbuy but it looked great. Also if soyou isnt as bad as every has made it to be theres may be cheaper?
I'm not sure I want to play the panel game with the Samsung. some are good some are not.

I was looking at this monitor
Gateway HD2200

has some nice features... how does it actually look though?
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Well one brand to consider in my books would be Acer. They make excellent quality budget panels if you're into saving a few bucks. I think the 22" was like $225 or so. I could be off on that....its just a guess. But I've got 3 Acer 19" panels and they're all absolutely wonderful...only one has one stuck pixel, but its nothing to complain about for the price. They still look amazing.

I was personally thinking Chi Mei for a nice 19" budget panel when I was building...but nobody had ever heard of them before. If you can get any input on those...I personally think the pictures on newegg make those some of the nicest LOOKING panels IMO. My vote would still go Acer on a budget though....unless Chi Mei is any good (think I spelled that right, lol).
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Acer does have a really nice 22" with 1:2500 contrast for $270 I think, gateways are supposed to be good too.
    
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What have you got against Samsung

It's a fantastic monitor...I might be able to line you up with a good deal too....
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soloz2, I have to tell you that you will absolutely get used to that 24". I kinda thought mine was big at first but now, its looking kind of small. Seriously, stick it out a week or two (if your return policy offers this) and see what you think. It grows on you pretty quick.

That said, the contrast ratio on this is pretty sweet:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005097

I think this one's a great deal and still has a killer ratio (I love my Acer):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009124
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I would def trade my 22 inch westinghouse plus cash, the monitor is far from amazing but I will make it well worth your while.

The Samsungs are the best IMO, my bro has one but he got lucky and got the S panel, but there latest panel, not the "a" but I believe is is "c', is very low quality unfortunately.
    
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What have you got against Samsung

It's a fantastic monitor...I might be able to line you up with a good deal too....
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I would def trade my 22 inch westinghouse plus cash, the monitor is far from amazing but I will make it well worth your while.

The Samsungs are the best IMO, my bro has one but he got lucky and got the S panel, but there latest panel, not the "a" but I believe is is "c', is very low quality unfortunately.
nothing against Samsung. If I could be sure of getting a new one with an S panel I'd go for it. I just don't want a C panel.
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