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Hey all,

I've been on here before with a thread asking for monitor recommendations. I decided to start a new thread because I've pretty much narrowed my choice down and wanted to ask a last question.

I think for the amount I have to spend and the size screen that I want, I'm leaning toward a Asus [ame="http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VE248H-24-Inch-LED-Monitor/dp/B0043T7FHK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297472854&sr=8-1"]VE248H[/ame] unless anyone has strong opinions against it.

Where the question comes is that today I found out Asus also has a 26" option pretty near my price range, the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VW266H-25-5-Inch-Widescreen-Monitor/dp/B001LYPNFQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1297472984&sr=1-1"]VW266H[/ame]. I don't know Asus' naming scheme to understand the difference between VE and VW, so I thought I'd come here and ask.

Aside from extra screen size and such, does the VW266H warrant the extra $50? Considering color, quality, ghosting, etc.

And if it doesn't, what do you guys think of the VE248H?
    
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I have the VE248H, but its the one with the webcam, its a great monitor, crystal clear, so good in fact it made my wallpapers look like crap '_'
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No.
Don't buy Asus monitors.
And that's coming from someone who has been a long time Asus fan.

But if you insist...
The VE248H looks like a much better option.
At 24" and 1920x1080 you get a nice pixel density compared to the VW266H. Also it's LED backlit. Great monitor for the price.
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why not, did i miss something about them
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd;12352724 
why not, did i miss something about them

Just personal experience. Maybe I am unlucky or Asus just fails.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;12352702 
But if you insist...
The VE248H looks like a much better option.
At 24" and 1920x1080 you get a nice pixel density compared to the VW266H. Also it's LED backlit. Great monitor for the price.

This is pretty much what I was wondering about, so I went and crunched some numbers.

The ppi of my current monitor seems to be 82.76 horizontal and 63.25 vertical
The VE248H would be 85.68 and 66.96, respectively.
The VW266H would be 81.70 and 65.97, respectively.

How big a difference are these numbers? Keeping in mind my current resolution is 1680x1050, while the VE is 1920x1080 and the VW is 1920x1200.

My current screen has a slightly higher ppi than the VW266H in horizontal, but slightly lower in vertical. The VE248H has the highest ppi of the 3, but I have no idea how much of a difference it is going from ~81 to ~86 (for example). I also noticed that the VE248H is actually a bit shorter than my current screen (vertical screen size).

Opinions? Also, how good is it having an LED screen?

EDIT: also went and calculated the theoretical ppi (square root of sum of squared dimensions, both resolution and vertical/horizontal dimensions). VE248H is 79.8, VW266H is 76.2, and my Samsung is 75.5
Edited by chano305 - 2/12/11 at 2:02pm
    
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post #7 of 16
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If anyone could weigh in I'd appreciate it smile.gif like I said I lean more toward the VE248H but without being able to see them side by side, I'd like to know how much of a drop the above ppi numbers would indicate.
    
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post #8 of 16
I just unboxed my VE228H today. It's a smaller monitor, but comparable to the first monitor you mentioned. Very sturdy for the price. However, the menu is rather cumbersome to use, though. Personally, I really like it!

I'd get the second monitor only if you plan on using component cables...
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post #9 of 16
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Well after looking at specs and screen sizes and everything else, I've unfortunately caught the "need more!" bug and am leaning a lot towards the bigger monitor. Also unfortunately, I'm having a really hard time reliably finding the VW266h in stock anywhere without paying an arm and a leg for shipping, which leads me and many others to believe that its being discontinued soon (or is super popular and stock cant keep up, though most sites say they dont even know if the stock is going to be replaced).

So a bit more research finds me with the ASUS [ame="http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VE276Q-27-Inch-Wide-16/dp/B003UT2C4U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1297774627&sr=8-2"]VE276Q[/ame] and [ame="http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VE278Q-27-Inch-LED-Monitor/dp/B0043T34RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297774627&sr=8-1"]VE278Q[/ame]. They're from the same series and as far as I can tell are pretty much identical, except the 278Q is LED. Is there any difference besides this? What do you guys recommend?

And if not either of these, something similar in size/performance? Note that it doesn't have to be ASUS I just seem to have more luck finding them in my price range.. which might say something. Lets keep the linked VE278Q as the upper price limit please smile.gif

EDIT: oh also, something I liked about the VW266H was that it had component inputs which would have let me connect a console to it if I wanted. Neither of the ones above have that.. are there any other monitors that fit my criteria that do? And if not, how can one make that work?
Edited by chano305 - 2/15/11 at 5:02am
    
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post #10 of 16
I like mine,Asus 236H......
Controls suck like all monitors but the grafix look great
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