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Ok, I haven't decided if I want to go from the 20.1/22" to the 24", so I'd like anyone to help me out with the choices I have for BOTH sizes.

First, the 20.1" monitors I'm considering...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094

Of those two, which is better? I know the Acer is bigger, but only by 0.9", but it only has a 700:1 contrast ratio, compared to the Sceptre's 1000:1. Does the contrast ratio make a major difference? Which of those would you recommend, and if you say the Acer, is it worth the extra $30?

Next, the 24" ones I'm considering...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116104

Well, the Viewsonic has a brightness of 400 cd/m2 while the Sceptre only has a brightness of 300. But the Sceptre's contrast ratio is 4000:1 as opposed to the Viewsonic's 800:1. The Sceptre is also a 2ms and the Viewsonic is a 5ms, and I'm a gamer, although I hear you can't really notice a difference when it gets down to 5ms and below.

So which monitor would you guys recommend for each size category, and why?

Thanks and +rep for any help!
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Might want to research those screens a little better and figure out the typical response time. Before we start to analyze these screens what your max budget, what kind of inputs will you need, and will you be using your xbox or ps3 to game on the screen.
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Might want to research those screens a little better and figure out the typical response time. Before we start to analyze these screens what your max budget, what kind of inputs will you need, and will you be using your xbox or ps3 to game on the screen.
I don't be using anything but a computer on these.

And what do you mean research them to find the typical response time? They all tell the response time for them...

And I want you to pick which of THESE monitors is best. These are what I picked, so my max budget doesn't have anything to do with it.
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In the 20 inch range I would choose the Acer because its a bit bigger otherwise they are both similar. In the 24inch range I would choose the viewsonic. I dont believe a budget 24inch screen could have a 4000:1 contrast ratio or 2ms timing because if you compare those 24inchers to a premium screen like the dell 2408 those screens dont even compare.
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In the 20 inch range I would choose the Acer because its a bit bigger otherwise they are both similar. In the 24inch range I would choose the viewsonic. I dont believe a budget 24inch screen could have a 4000:1 contrast ratio or 2ms timing because if you compare those 24inchers to a premium screen like the dell 2408 those screens dont even compare.
I know everyone says don't listen to Newegg reviews, but a lot of people say it has great contrast and looks very good...

I want a good monitor, but I'm not a hardcore stickler, but if they're in the same price range I would definitely like to get the better one.

So if the Sceptre is as good as it's specifications say, that would be recommended?
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http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=ACER-2416W This is the 24" Acer with the S-PVA panel, not the TN.
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http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=ACER-2416W This is the 24" Acer with the S-PVA panel, not the TN.
What does that mean? I don't know what the difference is...

Also, that's $400 and way over the prices of the other monitors I chose, if you didn't notice.
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What does that mean? I don't know what the difference is...

Also, that's $400 and way over the prices of the other monitors I chose, if you didn't notice.
Google is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD

Yes, it is $400 but other S-PVA panels are over $600. The Acer 24" on newegg with the TN panel is $379, the price difference is small for a large peformance gain. Do a little research and see if you can find a better price for an S-PVA panel.
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