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I'm looking into LCD monitors and I don't know where to start. I'd like to keep the price at about $200 or less, unless there is a good reason to spend a tad more.

I'd like at least a 19" monitor with a response time faster than I would notice. Reliablity/warranty is important to me, as I plan on keeping this for at least 5 years.

Can you guys recommend me a monitor based on my requirements? Obviously, bigger is better so if I can have a bigger than 19" monitor, i will!

Thanks!!!
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Well, let me give you seven reasons to spend 219$ +tax +warranty + shipping:

ACER AL2216Wbd
22"
1680 x 1050 sizeness
5 ms response rate
700:1 contrast ratio
DVI-D (HDCP)
3 years limited warranty (you can buy more)

Or you can spend 169$ after MIR on ASUS VW193D

19"
300:1 contrast
5ms response
1440*900 sizeness

both brands I would trust (Asus, Samsung, Acer, Sony and Nec)
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Thanks! Those look like pretty good choices, I'll look into those.

So do LCD monitors usually have a lower maximum resolution than CRTs? Because my 5 year old Dell 17" CRT can do resolutions of at least 1600x1200.
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oh, you can do 1600*1200 on an 17" lcd too. It will be painfull to read on a 17" though unless you got good eyes....It usually depends on the video card.
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SAMSUNG .. rules LCD panel production and quality.

LG is a good second choice.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nevaziah View Post
Well, let me give you seven reasons to spend 219$ +tax +warranty + shipping:

ACER AL2216Wbd
22"
1680 x 1050 sizeness
5 ms response rate
700:1 contrast ratio
DVI-D (HDCP)
3 years limited warranty (you can buy more)

Or you can spend 169$ after MIR on ASUS VW193D

19"
300:1 contrast
5ms response
1440*900 sizeness

both brands I would trust (Asus, Samsung, Acer, Sony and Nec)



EWWWWWWWWWWW 700:1, 300:1!!??! ARE YOU A CAVEMAN?!!! If hes going to spend that much, he should get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112009

I have that monitor, and its *FANTASTIC*
If you really have to stay below, then get one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014168
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824005106
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824176084

better contract ratio \\ brightness = better picture
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by leakyfaucet View Post
Thanks! Those look like pretty good choices, I'll look into those.

So do LCD monitors usually have a lower maximum resolution than CRTs? Because my 5 year old Dell 17" CRT can do resolutions of at least 1600x1200.
No, not necessarily, but resolutions of monitors differ. Keep in mind though, that this is a wide-screen aspect ratio as linked to--and is a relatively standard resolution for a 22" widescreen monitor. Though some 22" monitors go up to 1900x1200 resolution which, in my opinion, is a bit overkill for such a small monitor (would make viewing things a little more challenging...).
    
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Sorry for the double-post--at the OP--do you prefer standard aspect ratio or widescreen aspect ratio? (myself, I prefer standard for home use--4:3 I believe--and settle on widescreen for a notebook as that has become the typical display format).
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Sorry for the double-post--at the OP--do you prefer standard aspect ratio or widescreen aspect ratio? (myself, I prefer standard for home use--4:3 I believe--and settle on widescreen for a notebook as that has become the typical display format).
I don't have a preference over standard aspecdt or widescreen, but I don't know much about it either. Are there any incompatibilites with gaming or video with widescreen settings?

Going back a few posts, are you saying that the max resolution is not set in stone, that a video card can go beyond what the monitor manufacturer says?
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post #10 of 13
Check the default available resolutions of your card. The monitor may out class your card in this case.
    
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