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Fiance's getting me a new monitor for Christmas, I told her to wait until after Christmas so we could take advantage of the deals. My guidelines for a new monitor (using an old Samsung 20" LCD now) were 1. Reputable brand 2. Noticeable increase in size 3. LED backlit 4. Lower response time than what I have now.

Basically the two I narrowed it down to were these:

ASUS VE247H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Samsung BX2450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-24001421-L0E

What are your opinions of both? I've used an ASUS LED LCD and I love it, and of course I use Samsung now. Aside from a few dollars difference, what are the advantages/disadvantages to either?
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the colors on the samsung will be much better. I'd def go with the samsung
 
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Both monitors are very evenly matched in terms of quality and features. I've never used an ASUS monitor with the ASCR contrast ratio control so I don't how accurate or beneficial the Dynamic Contrast Ratio feature is.

However, the Samsung does have that extra HDMI port to boot. If you wouldn't need the 2nd HDMI, I would say just go for the ASUS, $60 cheaper and virtually the same monitor.

I would probably go with the Samsung, but only because ASUS didn't list the static contrast ratio, just the dynamic. Where as the Samsung listed both. (1,000,000:1 and 1,000:1) for Samsung, Dynamic and Static respectively.
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