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post #1 of 11
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Can anyone recommend me a good LCD monitor for less than 200?
I'd like a widescreen.
Also, what does the contrast ratio mean? Is the higher the better? If so, why are many of the top rated monitors on Newegg 700:1, while there are near identical monitors at 1000:1?
Thanks for the help!
    
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Go check out your local bestbuy. This week they have had a deal on many monitors. There is a 22" Samsung for 220, 145 in some stores. Also, they have a nice Dell 19" for under $200.

As for contrast ratio, yes, the higher the better, but 700:1 should be fine. Many monitors that claim higher contrast ratios lie about them.
post #3 of 11
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Yeah ok, thanks for the help.

I was planning on going to staples since they had a $30 off on 150 or more coupon.
    
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Can anyone recommend me some good brands?
ARGH, I always spell recommend as recconmend...
    
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post #5 of 11
lg, dell, acer, samsung
post #6 of 11
You can't go wrong with Samsung..

Hanns-G and Acer have some pretty reasonably priced stuff too.
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for around 200 i will get this one!! no other choice
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....D10%26loc%3D01
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post #8 of 11
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Yeah, I've heard from others that in store that monitor is less.
    
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post #9 of 11
Higher the constrast ratio the better. It helps you see the difference between your blacks and your whites and your greys and your light greys etc.

Also look at the cd/m². Higher better colour.
post #10 of 11
Acer kicks ass, I too am looking into getting a widescreen LCD DVI monitor... I think im going to go to Best Buy tomrow, and check um' out
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