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sorry its not a review

im gonna be buying a 24" monitor and cant decide between the two. the price difference is $10 AUD, since Samsung are offering a $100 cashback deal for purchases before 31/7/08.

BenQ V2400W

Samsung 2493HM

I know Samsung has a great reputation, but i have read that the panel for the Samsung is pretty bad, like really hard to use.

i mostly game, if i watch movies they will be simple downloaded ones or DVDs, no Blu-ray stuff yet. might come later though, hence HDMI.

the Samsung, after cashback, is $519.00. The BenQ is $503.00

So it really does come down to, which is better? Monitors are hard, as they are really personal preference, but has anyone had first hand experience with either, or both?

The reason I didn't link the BenQ to the site im buying from is that there is no product info on it.

does 2ms vs 5ms response REALLY matter? the DC contrast seems to be the biggest difference, the BenQ is 4000:1 vs the Samsung's 10000:1, thats a huge difference.

i've had Samsung before, a 19" 240B, and it was a sweet picture. but BenQ have really moved up too. Im after the best of the two, picture quality vs picture quality, focus on gaming, however i do watch movies too.

cheers in advance.
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The BenQ is currently 409 at the benq store. Use "thankyou10" to get 10% off (and I believe it's free shipping this weekend). Check the stickies at hardforum for a bunch of fairly in-depth reviews on the V2400. You can find a short review on the 2493 at anandtech. You won't notice the difference between lag on most TN monitors as it's usually under 1 frame.

That said, if I were going to spend $500+ on a 24", I'd go for a *VA panel at least.

edit: Just noticed you were in Australia so the promotion probably won't apply to you. My bad.
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post #3 of 36
pretty tough to choose between the 2 of them.

the contrast 10000-1 and 4000-1 doesnt really matter because they both have 1000-1 typical contrast (u have to turn on dynamic contrast on the monitor and its pretty much ugly and not very useful)

only real difference is the brightness. samsung have a better lighting and also the hdmi and offer some future proof(ness)

but BenQ make better gaming monitors in my opinion. i'd go with benQ if hdmi isnt really needed.
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haha cheers heretic, yeah, down under. its ok, price isnt the worry.

i just dont wanna get the Samsung and find the panel sucks and its a b*tch to use, when i could of got a more user friendly BenQ with the same quality
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Full HD Format Support: HDMI -(High Definition Multimedia Interface)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Full display of two A4-size windows
PIP (Picture in Picture) function
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This is the BenQ

I have a similar model (panel quality is same, just glossy)

Best. Screen. Ever.

Samsung is nice but BenQ has incredible price/performance
    
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This is the BenQ

I have a similar model (panel quality is same, just glossy)

Best. Screen. Ever.

Samsung is nice but BenQ has incredible price/performance
mmm. see im looking at the one that has come out after yours too, the V2400W..if you love yours, chances are the V2400W will be perfect.

its not the price that matters, since the Samsung and BenQ both cost the same.

its so hard lol.
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post #7 of 36
That particular model of the BenQ has won best new design and best quality in some award thing, I know that much

Not sure, but Im sure samsung has a few under their belt, but to me, you get less for your money from samsung because alot of them are priced a tad higher than they need to be
    
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Get the SAMSUNG, you will not be disappointed. Cnet.com said the brightness on the BenQ is not great and only gave it a 7.4 out of 10, most of the samsungs on their site easily go above 8.0. The panel is not a big deal, I have personally tried it and you will not have problems.
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Lol not bright enough?

I have mine on 50% brightness and its still lights up half the house - these things are bright -_-

However the samsungs are extreeemely bright... lol
    
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BENQ's are great I have been using 2 15" for over 2 years now and still going strong

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