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Going to be used for gaming, watching movies, browsing web, ect.
Want Great Picture Quality

Either:

22 inch Samsung 2253BW ~300 dollars

or

Acer AL2416WB 24 inch ~360 dollars

or

Samsung Syncmaster 22" ~200 bucks.




Edit: Okie Dokie. 24" Samsung. 1000:1 ratio 5ms response 1920x1200

450$ At best buy... no shipping if i get it in store.

Thoughts on this one?

450 is pretty steep, if there is a cheaper 24" you can recommend, please do it here.


Westinghouse here, 8ms is a bit slow... will i see ghosting or blur? 320 openbox, 360 after rebate new. I liked the westinghouse in person.

If the 8ms is too slow, i would like to see how this 24" acer compares to the Samsung. 400 bucks, 3000:1, 2ms.







Going with this monitor, getting it in store this weekend.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1201307760095

Samsung 2493HM, 24", 10,000:1 dynamic ratio, 1920x1200; D-sub, DVI, HDMI, ect. ect.
    
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post #2 of 32
The samsung would probably be alot better quality but only 22" and 1680x1050.

The Acer would probably be less quality but 24" and 1920x1200.

A $360 24" monitor screams budget/low quality. They usually are alot more than that. Typically 2x the price of 22" monitors.
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The acer is great, I beleive this model uses the same panel as the Dell 2407WFP-HC. I have the S-PVA panel version of this monitor but I know guys with the one you listed which is the TN panel version, it is a very nice monitor, bright, sharp, no ghosting, good color.
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The new acer monitors are actually really nice. But I just got my 22" HDMI HP w2207h for £229 and I love it.
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post #6 of 32
It's up to you really, but you should know what to expect from your Samsung should you buy one.

The S2253BW never exclusively sported S-panels, aside from review sites, you're most likely getting a CMO(aka Chi Mei) panel. Which sucks you might as well buy a Chi Mei which costs much less.

M-AQ22W0CDA-1001.0

^That's the version most(all?) people are landing, panel type by model numbers

CDA = CMO
CAA = Samsung
CLA = AUO
CIA = CPT

If you care to read through it, here's a huge thread dedicated to the monitor with some valuable insight.

Truthfully the CDA isn't all bad, here's a interesting site that compares various products. (I've pinned the 2232BW vs 2232BW CDA).
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post #7 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krud View Post
Going to be used for gaming, watching movies, browsing web, ect.
Want Great Picture Quality

Either:

22 inch Samsung 2253BW ~300 dollars
If you're interested, I have a factory sealed 22" Gateway FDP2275***T LCD I'd sell you for $210. It's a refurbished monitor, but comes with manufacturer's warranty and has never been opened. Just an option for ya, I bought it and simply don't need it due to having 7 or 8 monitors already.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MONITOR...html?rdr=v1321
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
If you're interested, I have a factory sealed 22" Gateway FDP2275***T LCD I'd sell you for $210. It's a refurbished monitor, but comes with manufacturer's warranty and has never been opened. Just an option for ya, I bought it and simply don't need it due to having 7 or 8 monitors already.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MONITOR...html?rdr=v1321
No offence, but personally I would never buy a refurb'ed monitor of any brand; and would never buy ANY gateway product.
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post #9 of 32
Samsung Samsung Samsung Samsung!! It's simply a great monitor.
post #10 of 32
Psst, get the one in my sig!
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