Originally Posted by piggy1918
I second the Samsung 226BW. I have it and it is amazing. Also, any Samsung will be great. 5ms and under is fine, and some will tell you 8ms is fine too.
BTW, all of these are TN panels. This is lower quality and therefore lower cost. The better panels are more expensive and not worth it unless you need extreme accuracy for work or something. Just go with any of the Samsung 22s, they are great!
For that price range you will only be able to get a TN panel. There are also S-IPS, S-PVA/MVA
S-IPS has higher response times but more uniform contrast across the screen and better viewing angles. THey are the high end panels and very expensive. (mainly for graphic artists)
S-PVA/MVA is more middle end and you can get them in the $400 range. panels offer better color reproduction and viewing angles than TN panels, have slightly worse response times than TN or S-IPS, offer the best contrast ratios, may suffer from color shifting or input lag and have higher availability than S-IPS panels.
TN panels are very cheap with fast response times but have inferior color reproduction, contrast ratios and viewing angles but for the normal user they are fine (ie. gaming)
Any of Samsungs products are going to be a win. Check the reviews on Newegg and such. They sell many Samsungs, especially 22in which are in your price range.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
I thought I saw a 24" HP on sale for $300 recently....
You need to decide if you want a glossy panel or not. My laptop screen is glossy and I dont like it because of the light reflectance, especially if you work in a bright environment. THat is a decision for you to make. But if you can find that deal on the HP go for it.