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post #1 of 8
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I'm in the market for a new monitor at the moment. Currently I use a 22" 226BW and a 19" VP930b in a dual-monitor set up. My 19" seems to be on it's last legs (takes about 5min to turn on and emits a high pitched noise while waiting for it to turn on) so I need a replacement.

Currently, I'm considering
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824255001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001234

The first is a Westinghouse L2410NM and the second is a SAMSUNG 245BW Black 24". I've heard especially good things about the Samsung. If you guys have other suggestions, I'm certainly open to those, but I would like to steer clear of glossy screens if possible. Primarily, I will use these monitors for gaming and reading text, but I do watch some movies on them and backlight leaking is a big no-no there.

The Samsung is in stock at a local computer store near my house, so if I recieve a model with dead pixels or something, I can always buy it there, switch out the monitors and return it. They don't carry the Westinghouse, so I wouldn't be able to do that.

Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 8
Definitely go with the Samsung. The 5ms response time on the Samsung is pretty nice.
 
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post #3 of 8
Samsung, for one huge reason - the Westinghouse doesn't have a DVI connection!. Pretty conclusive if you ask me. The Westinghouse looks more like a small LCD TV than a compujter monitor. It has lots of different video outs (HDMI for one), but without DVI you would need an adapter (VGA to DVI or HDMI to DVI).


Plus as you probably know. the 226BW you have is awesome. I also had similar problems with a Viewsonic monitor (20" VP201b), which will turn on only when it feels like it.
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post #4 of 8
Try this one: http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=ACER-2416W screen is just as good and it's a little cheaper.
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post #5 of 8
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Well, that View Sonic is a good 2.5 years old, so I've gotten some pretty good use out of it.
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post #6 of 8
samsung, end of story.
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I ordered the Samsung from NewEgg today.
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post #8 of 8
Samsung is a much higher quality panel
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