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New T220 22" or Acer P243wAID 24"?

post #1 of 22
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I am pondering getting a new monitor in the near future because my PC upgrade is coming soon. So I was wondering which is the better buy? I heard the Samsung has GREAT quality but it is 22". So should I go with a 22" with an extremely high contrast ratio or a 24" with a higher resolution and still quite high contrast? Will the difference in picture quality be that much. Thanks for any impute to help in this decision.

The Samsung specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001273
The Acer specs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009125
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post #2 of 22
I am not an LCD expert but you can get a Spectra Brand 22" LCD with the same specs for 229.00 not to mention some 24" LCD that are still cheaper. No doubt that Samsung makes GREAT TV's but IMO not enough to justify a 90.00 difference in price. On the other hand what the hell do I know.

Between the teo I like the ACER
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post #3 of 22
I've heard samsungs are pretty much the best LCDs you can get. And right now you gts 320 would be able to handle 1680x1050 but idk about 1920x1200
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Thanks for the replies. The reason for my question is the 22" Samsung aspect ratio is 20,000 not 2,000. That is why I am pondering the two.
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post #5 of 22
Ignore the 20,000:1 ratio. That's a number using dynamic contrast and there's no standard measurement for it. It's basically a marketing number and most dynamic contrast implementations are pretty terrible.
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post #6 of 22
I'd get the samsung.
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post #7 of 22
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Hmm thanks for pointing that out. So what specs make a great monitor? Is there a specific approach one uses to tell if it is any good? Do I just look for the highest contrast ratio, resolution, response time and brightness?
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post #8 of 22
I was about to start this exact thread. I am also looking at both of these monitors.
I found that the Acer is on sale right now at Circuit City for $349 and the T220 is just a little cheaper but only 22". My sig rig would have no problems with the 1920x1200 res.

Just can't decide on which to get.....
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post #9 of 22
Go with the 24'.

You get 1080p, and to be honest, you know it's a good investment when people walk into your room and go "is that really necessary?"

Gotta love the wow factor of a 24'.
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post #10 of 22
I have a big wow factor on the desk now, atleast thats what my buddies said when they seen it. I do like the looks of the Acer 24", but damn thats alot of monitor... Using a 19" CRT now, so that would be a huge step up in size...



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