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Greetings! Okay, I'm in the market for a new monitor and I've found two potential ones. The differences between them other than size and maximum resolution (1920x1080 vs 1920x1200) seem to be minimal, however I'm torn. So first off I'll mention what I'll be using it for...

Gaming (getting Nvidia 580 soon)
General computer use
Watching Blu-Ray movies
Etc.

Asus VE248H

Asus VW266H

So which one would be better for my needs and uses? Or is there an alternate choice from a different company with better specs (Samsung, HP, etc.)? The 2ms response time and higher contrast ratios should be considered since I'd like to minimize ghosting as much as possible and on some monitors it's really hard to see black/shadows.
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Originally Posted by _Carnage_;11915483 
Greetings! Okay, I'm in the market for a new monitor and I've found two potential ones. The differences between them other than size and maximum resolution (1920x1080 vs 1920x1200) seem to be minimal, however I'm torn. So first off I'll mention what I'll be using it for...

Gaming (getting Nvidia 580 soon)
General computer use
Watching Blu-Ray movies
Etc.

Asus VE248H

Asus VW266H

So which one would be better for my needs and uses? Or is there an alternate choice from a different company with better specs (Samsung, HP, etc.)? The 2ms response time and higher contrast ratios should be considered since I'd like to minimize ghosting as much as possible and on some monitors it's really hard to see black/shadows.

If I were going Asus, I'd personally get the VH236H... It seems to have the most positive user, and editorial/professional feedback of the Asus lineup, and TN panels in general...

I'll also recommend to you the Dell U2211H which can be had for $195 free shipping from Dells site with coupon code: X$0SQC0B7J0JBN

It's an IPS panel, so it has much better black levels, color reproduction (and color gamut being 8-bit vs. 6-bit), and viewing angles than a TN panel... Yes, it's quoted at 8ms response time, but truth be told, you're not going to notice a difference.

The things manufacturers have to do to get the 2ms number is not indicative of how the panel's really going to perform. When you're looking at something like a 2ms monitor vs. an 8ms, in reality it's more like the difference between an 18ms and a 24ms monitor.

I've been using a Westinghouse 37" which happens to be an S-MVA panel which has most of the advantages of an IPS(though to a slightly lesser degree) over a TN, but at the time, was also faster than IPS panels. It's rated at 8ms, and I've had no problem gaming on it playing fast paced online shooters like Quake 3, Counter-Strike Source, CoD4, BC2, etc and doing well in them.

Something like the Dell U2211H, U2311H, or NEC EA231WMI is going to be a much better monitor as far as picture quality goes, though the NEC has been reportedly a little worse as far as response time/ghosting over the Dell monitors.

If you're going to be watching Blu-Rays, I think you'd appreciate the viewing angles and better image quality an IPS panel would offer.
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1.5TB, 1TB, and 2TB 7200 RPM SATA's 2x Samsung DVD burners Windows 7 64-bit Profressional 3x Dell U2211H 21.5" viewable 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic Compaq Corsair TX750 Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech G500 
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I would chooose this asus monitor,all give five eggs,great monitor.
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW266H Filco Majestouch 2 Seasonic X-750 Lian Li PC-9F 
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW266H Filco Majestouch 2 Seasonic X-750 Lian Li PC-9F 
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Who trusts newegg ratings? tongue.gif

sometimes I believe the eggs,and I also see discussion in forums
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