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Okay, here's the bottom line.. I have $350 to spend on the unit including shipping.

I've decided it was necessary to upgrade because CyberDruid is putting an eVGA 8800GT KO into the custom build he's doing for me. My 19" Envision EN-910 has served me very well will be getting a new home on my son's desk for now.

As far as use, let me list what I do on my PC mainly:
  • Video Encoding.
  • Some Photoshopping.
  • Some gaming, but with the system & this new LCD, it may become mainstream.
  • Surf the net reading lots of articles and posting on various forums, so text display is very important.
  • Although I don't currently watch movies on my PC, I may occasionally do that. (Not a priority though as I will be looking for a family HDTV in the near future).

If new is out of the question for the money I want to spend, please suggest makes/models that might be used and within my price range.

Thanks for your time & +reps will be given out for posts with helpful information ( please no DELL FTW posts )
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Well, if you are going to be working with a lot of photo editing then you'll want to be sure to get a monitor with an S-PVA panel as opposed to a TN panel. Color accuracy on the TN panels are crap.
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Well, if you are going to be working with a lot of photo editing then you'll want to be sure to get a monitor with an S-PVA panel as opposed to a TN panel. Color accuracy on the TN panels are crap.
Wow dude, that's waaaay over my head lol ... I have no idea what S-PVA or TN Panels are.

I don't do lots in PS, just some creative stuff every now & again and some photo manipulation.

I surely give ya reps if you care to elaborate lol
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My advice is save up another $150 and get a nice 24" Dell, Samsung, or Gateway monitor. You'll be able to get a nice 22" LCD for $350 though. If HD resolutions of 1900x1080 (or 1920x1200) are not a priority, then a 22" would suffice. In that case, go Samsung.
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How does a Samsung 226BW "C" panel sound? A nice gent has one FS here
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http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=ACER-2416W

Thats the best 24" you're gonna get for the money. It has the afformentioned S-PVA panel (google is your friend) and is an awsome monitor.
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post #7 of 47
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http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=ACER-2416W

Thats the best 24" you're gonna get for the money. It has the afformentioned S-PVA panel (google is your friend) and is an awsome monitor.
Very nice monitor +rep

For some reason, they have it listed Here for $372.47

I actually got out a tape measure & realized that 24" might be overkill on my desk lol
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Very nice monitor +rep

For some reason, they have it listed Here for $372.47

I actually got out a tape measure & realized that 24" might be overkill on my desk lol

How did you find that $372.47 one? When I searched the site it came up with the $400 even one. They are the exact same thing...I may have to have a word with them. If it will let you order the $372 one get it.

Also, remember, 24" is diagonal, you won't regret it for even a second, it will last you a longer time before you need to upgrade displays.
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My advice is save up another $150 and get a nice 24" Dell, Samsung, or Gateway monitor. You'll be able to get a nice 22" LCD for $350 though. If HD resolutions of 1900x1080 (or 1920x1200) are not a priority, then a 22" would suffice. In that case, go Samsung.
Drop the dell.. puhLEASE!
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Wait for the new Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 or get the already release and hard to find S-PVA Version of HyundaiT 24". Dell is pricey, Samsungs are decent, LGs are expensive and decent. Your decision. I suggest a S-PVA/PVA Panel over TN for better colour gamut and colour reproduction.
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