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I have been agonizing over a 24" monitor upgrade for over a month. My Samsung 226BW has been stellar for gaming but given my graphics cards, I figured it was time to move up to 1920x1200.

I was debating between the BenQ V2400W or LG L246WH-BN, both at the $399 price point.

I use this system for gaming (COD4, GRID, and others).

I went to the supplier showrooms and had a look at both monitors. While there, they were running GRID on all 3 monitors (the samsung as well).

The color on the Samsung won hands down.

Not completely convinced I called LG and BenQ regarding their dead/stuck pixel policy as I wanted to get a monitor with neither.

LG will replace a monitor if there are stuck pixels but allows up to 4 dead. BenQ has a similar policy.

Samsung, on the other hand will replace a monitor if it has any stuck or dead pixels... period.


So not only are colors more vibrant between the 3 on the samsung, not only does it have two usb ports (which is irrelevant to me) and has the ability to rotate the screen to vertical alignment (neither lg or benq can do that), but it also has the best warranty.

Oh, and its $50 cheaper than the other two.


So I bought it and hooked it up. I got zero dead or stuck pixels (Which was a relief ).

Fired up Call of duty 4 and changed my res to 1920x1200 (left 4x aa and all other settings to max). My FPS didn't drop over what I was getting with the 226BW. I'm averaging 150-200 FPS (and I have FPS capped at 200 with COD4) running at 1920x1200.

Gotta love this video card.


So in summary, I saw some reviews that were less than steller for the 245B. However,the 2443 BW HAS is a very impressive monitor.

And its only $350...
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Edited by Robilar - 8/22/08 at 8:46am
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I have been agonizing over a 24" monitor upgrade for over a month. My Samsung 226BW has been stellar for gaming but given my graphics cards, I figured it was time to move up to 1920x1200.

I was debating between the BenQ V2400W or LG L246WH-BN, both at the $399 price point.

I use this system for gaming (COD4, GRID, and others).

I went to the supplier showrooms and had a look at both monitors. While there, they were running GRID on all 3 monitors (the samsung as well).

The color on the Samsung won hands down.

Not completely convinced I called LG and BenQ regarding their dead/stuck pixel policy as I wanted to get a monitor with neither.

LG will replace a monitor if there are stuck pixels but allows up to 4 dead. BenQ has a similar policy.

Samsung, on the other hand will replace a monitor if it has any stuck or dead pixels... period.


So not only are colors more vibrant between the 3 on the samsung, not only does it have two usb ports (which is irrelevant to me) and has the ability to rotate the screen to vertical alignment (neither lg or benq can do that), but it also has the best warranty.

Oh, and its $50 cheaper than the other two.


So I bought it and hooked it up. I got zero dead or stuck pixels (Which was a relief ).

Fired up Call of duty 4 and changed my res to 1920x1200 (left 4x aa and all other settings to max). My FPS didn't drop over what I was getting with the 226BW. I'm averaging 150-200 FPS (and I have FPS capped at 200 with COD4) running at 1920x1200.

Gotta love this video card.


So in summary, I saw some reviews that were less than steller for the 245B. However,the 2443 BW HAS is a very impressive monitor.

And its only $350...
Looks great man. Samsung is almost always a great choice when it comes to monitors.
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Very nice. It is good to hear that you are not seeing a noticeable drop in performance in COD4 going to 1920*1200. I would not go back to a smaller monitor after i got my 24".
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I have never heard of this model before, but I have a 2493HM. I LOVE it! It's amazing. I was going to get a second but my desk provided here at school is too small two sustain to big daddy 24" monitors.
Edited by Greg121986 - 8/22/08 at 8:48am
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Not sure how to tell what panel. with the 226bw there was a way.
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350$ where? costco?
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Looks good bro, I was gonna get one but funding ran low so im stuck with my Viewsonic.
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He has connections.
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I do but in this case, thats retail.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...612&cid=MT.863

Actually $10 cheaper than my supplier due to the instant rebate
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He has connections.
Sometimes it is easy to hate him for those connections Yeah i am looking at you Rob, first one on OCN with that shiny 4870x2.
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