Can anyone recommend a good gaming 22-24 inch monitor. I was looking at a samsung 22 inch one for 279.
Also what kind of specs do I need to look for in LCD monitors? I know that what, 5 ms or lower is good? High refresh rates? Higher native resolutions? What else do I need to know?
Amen. I have two Dell 2407WFP-HC LCDs and they are amazing. It was less than a year ago that I vowed to never buy anything from Dell. This monitor changed my mind.
Good 24" models are a bit pricey when compared to their 22" counterparts. So if money is a concern, go with the Samsung SyncMaster 22" - it is about half the cost of the Dell 24". Another factor is your video card. You need a pretty beefy card to push games at 1920x1200.
Lol Dell's are good, but there are plenty of other brands out there. The easiest to get good 24" panels are the LG L245 or L246 which BestBuy keeps in stock at most stores. The only difference between the two is the case (one is meant for OEM).
well I know people have their own opinions on dell. I know I'm so unsatisified about calling them to talk to people whom barely speak english. Not smart like me...well you know what I mean...so anyways....my fav monitor I've ever had was 17 inch dell that last me forever and still is good to this day with crisp sharp and fast graphics. I just don't use it more because I'm running other sizes...so from my personal experience I trust them on high end monitors. At least til a credible source comes along and proclaims victory for another line.
The major improvement is color gamut. Most monitors have a color gamut of 72%. But there year, a number of new monitors have wide color gamut of 92%.
The wider color gamut have traditionally been used only in LCDs made for graphic professionals and provides "truer colors". Greens will be more saturated compared to the normal 72% color gamut. The difference is not panel technology but the backlighting.
If you are thinking about upgrading, then don't bother.