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April 3, 2013 3:29:47 PM

I will be using it mainly for homework and web browsing and some gaming. I won't need to do any editing or anything, so the color reproduction doesn't seem like it will be too important. I can stretch my budget to about $150 if it will make a big difference.

I am hoping for a 23" or 24" monitor. Should be 1920x1080 and 5ms or better. I don't think the brightness will be too important. I also don't need 3D or TV receivers or touchscreen or anything. Speakers would be a plus but not vital. I was wondering how important the contrast ratio is and which of the ratios I should look at.

I am hoping to go to Fry's and pick one up today. I was looking at this one: http://www.frys.com/product/7279933

Any recommendations? I am not at all set on the one I have, but it seemed like a good starting point to give an idea of what I'm looking at.

By the way, I'm building the computer right now. No GPU, i5 3570k build-in graphics (Intel HD 4000).

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April 3, 2013 3:39:37 PM

I'm don't really want used or refurbished monitors, also I want to be able to pick it up at fry's or best buy or the like tonight.
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April 3, 2013 3:58:36 PM

All depends on the particular sale on the particular day, at a particular store.
Couple of months ago, I got 2 x HP ZR22w IPS monitors and a killer 2 wide stand for $260.

If you're buying tonight, go to the store, and see which one looks best to your eyes.
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April 3, 2013 4:46:49 PM

Mine wasn't used or refurbished. I'd also advise against making purchases when you have to have them now. Do your research, find a good deal on a good monitor- be patient. Whenever I make purchases like you want to I end up regretting it 100% of the time.
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April 3, 2013 4:53:15 PM

yeah that should be fine since its instore why do you jus drive down and take a look at the picture quality.
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