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Alright. So I'm getting the other half of my graduation money this month (long story), so I think I'm going to blow it all on a new LCD. I've been in CRT land for long enough.

I'm looking for the best widescreen LCD monitor that $250 or less can buy. I'll be doing some light/moderate gaming with it as well as doing some graphic design. I'd like a 22", but I'm trying to figure out if it would be better to get a 22" with a worse response time and contrast, or a 19" with a better response time and contrast.

So, let the recommendations begin!

EDIT: Oh, and I'd also like to stay away from glossy screens as much as possible.

EDIT: Well, it looks like things have changed, and I'll be getting the Dell 2007FP we currently have instead of graduation money.
Edited by onlycodered - 6/28/08 at 10:56am
 
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post #2 of 14

Try one of the Samsung pebble monitors. Hold on and I'll get a link and some pictures

EDIT:


It's got a glossy screen, but I didn't see that until now The Pebbles are damn good screens.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...Glossy%20Black

That's UK only, I think, but the specs on that are nice.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...Glossy%20Black

That's got HDMI and Scart functions but is pretty expensive. Every search I do directs me to pages in the UK so if you like any of those you'd be best googling thier names yourself.
Edited by Shin2k35 - 6/27/08 at 7:13pm
    
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post #3 of 14
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001268

I've actually been eyeing that one. It's a bit over $250, but then again, I'll have to see how much money I have after my graduation party on Sunday.

Also, come to think of it, a glossy screen wouldn't be that horrible in my room. I guess I'm just thinking of the horrible experience with my MacBook's glossy screen when I'm out in the daylight.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009102

Ive got this one, very nice and good price.
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post #6 of 14
The Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW. Great LCD. Depending on where you get it from you can get it at $249.
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The Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW. Great LCD. Depending on where you get it from you can get it at $249.
Yeah. That's the one I've been drooling over. I think I may just go with that. I'll have to see if I get any more money at my graduation party. I sound so selfish.
 
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i only buy hp monitors they are more expensive but i own 4 and not a single pixel has gone out ive had one since 2000 and its just as good as when i bought it my monitor was 330$ tho for a 22" but i love it and don't regret it hp make amazing monitors.
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The Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW. Great LCD. Depending on where you get it from you can get it at $249.
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Yeah. That's the one I've been drooling over. I think I may just go with that. I'll have to see if I get any more money at my graduation party. I sound so selfish.
That's probably the one I was looking for :lol:
    
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post #10 of 14
You should check this place out.
http://www.ecost.com/ecost/eccamera/...e=EWB060908EML
They have Refurbished LCD's, but they are uber cheap!

I looked through real quick and found these.
http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp=40483131
$199
http://www.ecost.com/Detail/Monitors.../41333856.aspx
$216.99 (4000:1 Contrast)

They have all kinds of good deals.
Edited by KarmaKiller - 6/27/08 at 8:45pm
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