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i have that same 22" and it wasn't that great thats why im trying to upgrade
Oh really?

What don't you like about it? I'm quite curious, as I was thinking of purchasing it.

If you want to upgrade a 22", the 21.5" ones you listed will only appear smaller. Even with a resolution of 1920x1080.

The only way to really 'upgrade' your 22' is by going 1920x1200 on a 24". The difference is night and day when you compare them in a store side by side.
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I'd go with the Acer
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Oh really?

What don't you like about it? I'm quite curious, as I was thinking of purchasing it.

If you want to upgrade a 22", the 21.5" ones you listed will only appear smaller. Even with a resolution of 1920x1080.

The only way to really 'upgrade' your 22' is by going 1920x1200 on a 24". The difference is night and day when you compare them in a store side by side.
seriously theres nothing really wrong with it. when i had it i loved it. but my friend has the 21.5" acer and it is simply more clear and vivid. movie's looked way better. also playing bluray movies were the best. there is not much of a difference from a 22" to a 21.5" for me at least.
 
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Please excuse this type of question, but I'm really curious: Do you need the monitor to have built-in speakers?

I ask because since the speakers raise the price a little, you could find a better monitor without speakers at a similar price.

But if I had only these two to choose from, I would get the ASUS based on the specs and reviews!
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:54am
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Please excuse this type of question, but I'm really curious: Do you need the monitor to have built-in speakers?

I ask because since the speakers raise the price a little, you could find a better monitor without speakers at a similar price.

But if I had only these two to choose from, I would get the ASUS based on the specs and reviews!
no i dont need the speakers. where is a monitor for the same price without speakers? link please? what brand? i have a week to choose between monitors so let me know guys thx
 
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post #16 of 23
Neither, go for something that is 1920x1200.
16:10 > 16:9.


Though if you really can't spend the extra money for a 24", I guess I'd go with the Acer, since it is the same price as a 16:10 (22") monitor that would only do 1680x1050.

I have a 20.1" BenQ, max resolution of 1680x1050, and now I'm wishing I had splurged and gotten a 24" for 1920x1200. I love the size, 20.1" fits perfertly on my desk and isn't too big or too small, but I'm craving a higher resolution, but still with a 16:10 aspect ratio. I'll be upgrading to a 24" eventually. Those monitors are problably the bang for the buck resolution-wise, its just that 16:9 would bother me.
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I'm sure both have the same response time. One is just Gray to Gray and the other (Acer) is Black to Black. I think you can't go wrong with either one. You will get a good monitor for a good price. I personally would get the ASUS just cause it weighs less. I can't think of any other GOOD reason.
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no i dont need the speakers. where is a monitor for the same price without speakers? link please? what brand? i have a week to choose between monitors so let me know guys thx
Well, using Newegg's Power Search, I guess there aren't any better ones for the same price that do not have speakers. Perhaps another store? I dunno. But that was a guess. It looks like I just learned something.
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i went ahead with the acer. will give feedback in about a week.
 
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Both are pretty good. I have experienced with both brands of monitor. I have to say ASUS's monitor are more vivid in colors, but again, both are pretty good.
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