My first LCD monitor. Should i get this one?

Hi All,
I'm going to get my first LCD monitor next month and would appreciate some advice. I will be using it for gaming, gaming more gaming and a bit of programme watching but mostly gaming.
I'm not loaded and would like a 22" monitor. I noticed the CHIMEI CMV 221D-NBC had good gaming review and is reasonably priced at about $250

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824252008

Any thoughts on this or can suggest any other monitor for no more than $300.
Thanks for your time,
Panface.
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  1. With a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer, I would buy that in a hart beat.
  2. Maybe u can put your self in a Monitor Shop so that you can make some comparison of your preliminary targets.

    Samsung, AOC, Philips, Viewsonic, CHIMEI, HP, Dell are all offering 22-inch
    Monitor under $300 with TN panel.
  3. Although i do not know the quality of CHIMEI monitors, i would say its a pretty safe bet. Just remember that with all lcd monitors theres a chance you could get dead and or stuck pixels, no matter what company you decide to go with.
  4. Quote:
    Hi All,
    I'm going to get my first LCD monitor next month and would appreciate some advice. I will be using it for gaming, gaming more gaming and a bit of programme watching but mostly gaming.
    I'm not loaded and would like a 22" monitor. I noticed the CHIMEI CMV 221D-NBC had good gaming review and is reasonably priced at about $250

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824252008

    Any thoughts on this or can suggest any other monitor for no more than $300.
    Thanks for your time,
    Panface.


    http://shop4.outpost.com/%7BREE9YzpmnpkMRRQ1BfOkDQ**.node3%7D/product/5065285;jsessionid=REE9YzpmnpkMRRQ1BfOkDQ**.node3?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    best deal on 22" LCDs out there

    Viewsonic $199
  5. Dell 22" is a good one... It probably a bit over $300... Samsung 226BW is still expensive at $400, so I would recommend dell...

    I can't get you a link where to buy it as we are in different country... but I found out that dell just made price cut on their 22" and the street price is up to $350

    EDIT:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001236
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001083
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096

    The last one is my reccomendation.... It's samsung 226BW (2ms 8O wow) but you'll have to spend US$20 more than your budget....

    I envy you of the fact that you can get Samsung 226BW for $320... I just checked with my local dealer and the best I can get for this lcd in my country is US$500 at this moment.... Isn't it crazy or unfair to have almost $200 difference.... Hate that.... :evil:
    I'm thinking of carry one with me from overseas during my business trip.... Anybody know the weight of this thing?
  6. looking at the packaging slip of my samsung 226bw and it's 17 lbs. (7.7kg.)
  7. Quote:
    looking at the packaging slip of my samsung 226bw and it's 17 lbs. (7.7kg.)


    Do you get the A, C, or S one? I heard that S always the best and no problem whatsoever and is stand for Samsung, South Korea. The C got most of the problem and sometimes there could be ghosting at the corner of the screen. Also there's a problem of color accuracy where the color default from the factory is terrible and impossible to fix. C stands for China and probably produced by Chi Mei.

    EDIT:
    the one produced by chi mei is not always bad.... Samsung got standard quality that need to be achieved by Chi Mei. However, as some of you guys may work at factory or aware that quality is always different if it comes from different factory. Samsung can minimize that with their standard operating procedure and quality control but it won't be perfect.

    The claim rate for South Korea is basically nothing compared Chi Mei and some people dissatisfied with this LCD mostly for the one comes from Chi Mei
  8. Quote:
    Do you get the A, C, or S one? I heard that S always the best and no problem whatsoever and is stand for Samsung, South Korea. The C got most of the problem and sometimes there could be ghosting at the corner of the screen. Also there's a problem of color accuracy where the color default from the factory is terrible and impossible to fix. C stands for China and probably produced by Chi Mei.


    Initially I didn't really believe the ACS thing so I got it anyway. I ended up with a C panel and between the top and the bottom of the screen is a very noticeable brightness difference. The top is fine, but the bottom is all but washed out. However there are no dead pixels and colors at the top are very nice, but the brightness difference is unacceptable. I'm holding off on RMA'ing it until I actually get it set up on the new comp I'm building and try and tweak it then (in a few days). For now, I'm on my 7-year old gateway with windows ME on a VGA connection so theres no point trying to make it work now, and it may even be the old comp thats causing the problem.

    So I guess its possible that there really is no difference whatsoever between the three, but currently for me, I don't like it and it happens to be a C.
  9. Quote:
    Do you get the A, C, or S one? I heard that S always the best and no problem whatsoever and is stand for Samsung, South Korea. The C got most of the problem and sometimes there could be ghosting at the corner of the screen. Also there's a problem of color accuracy where the color default from the factory is terrible and impossible to fix. C stands for China and probably produced by Chi Mei.


    Initially I didn't really believe the ACS thing so I got it anyway. I ended up with a C panel and between the top and the bottom of the screen is a very noticeable brightness difference. The top is fine, but the bottom is all but washed out. However there are no dead pixels and colors at the top are very nice, but the brightness difference is unacceptable. I'm holding off on RMA'ing it until I actually get it set up on the new comp I'm building and try and tweak it then (in a few days). For now, I'm on my 7-year old gateway with windows ME on a VGA connection so theres no point trying to make it work now, and it may even be the old comp thats causing the problem.

    So I guess its possible that there really is no difference whatsoever between the three, but currently for me, I don't like it and it happens to be a C.

    I heard from some friends who have the same problem as yours... the bottom screen is too bright and he's got a C as well... but other friends who own an S never seems have any problem whatsoever... and it's a fantastic screen... Unfortunately, most of the time you won't be able to choose which one to buy...

    Having said that, if you know the computer store close enough, you might be able to ask them to look if they have any S one... A is worst case scenario.. I will do that if I'm going to buy this Samsung... Dell is on sale right now...
  10. I was thinking of an alternative to the samsung (ASC thing) and I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254020
    Wondering if anyone has dealt with this brand?
  11. Have you checked Dell 228WFP? It's a good LCD
  12. All of you thanks a lot it's been a big help.
    Now i've just got to try n decide on the right one, ahhhhhh!!! lol.
  13. i recently bought 2 samsung 931 syncmasters (2ms) as well as a 4061 HD TV and am loving all of them- samsung displays own period.

    enjoy
  14. Looks to be a decent monitor.Similar specs to my acer.I'd definately buy that if I was looking for one.Goodluck.

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