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Need Final Opinions on these 22" Monitors!

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January 1, 2008 8:57:13 PM

Ok, I've narrowed it down to a couple of choices here as to which monitor I'm going to get.

Acer AL2216wbd - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Viewsonic VA2226W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Same price with promo free shipping and rebate)

Those two are reasonably priced and the Acer seems to have great reviews and the Viewsonic is Viewsonic lol.

The 21.6" on the Viewsonic isn't that noticeable a difference I'd hope between that and a 22" ????

I really like the 22" LG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and of course the Samsung 226BW, but that tacks on an extra $100 that I can't necesarily justify in my search for a new monitor.

The 2ms sounds nice and all, but it's quite insignificant in the grand scheme of things when you really compare 5ms to 2ms and how the human eye sees things. Just looking, you'd never be able to tell. Color clarity, etc?

I dunno, if you guys have any other thoughts/ideas let me know. the $100 price diff. is what's the killer for me here more than anything for monitors that would do the job quite well and not be so expensive.



January 1, 2008 9:23:23 PM

i had two of them acers before i got this dell, i really think you should go for it, it is cheap and effective, also, lcds are more like human eyes, they "blurr" frames together, instead of flahsing heaps of them really relly fast, so personally, anything faster then 5ms is overkill. only reasoni gotthe dell over the two of them is ebcause you can't use 2 monitors in 1 game in crossfire wiht the game spanned over the monitors
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January 1, 2008 10:43:21 PM

I have the exact Acer you're looking at; you won't be disappointed, it's actually somewhat of a favorite among budget 22" displays.
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January 1, 2008 11:15:48 PM

Well the 2ms and 5 ms is just advertising, they can pretty much put in there what they want cause they aren't telling you what they are measuring that is 2 and 5 ms.

I'd save a few more bucks for a 1920 x 1200 monitor ....at least it's HD reday...well worth it in the long term methinks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 1, 2008 11:53:44 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Well the 2ms and 5 ms is just advertising, they can pretty much put in there what they want cause they aren't telling you what they are measuring that is 2 and 5 ms.

I'd save a few more bucks for a 1920 x 1200 monitor ....at least it's HD reday...well worth it in the long term methinks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yes, thanks for recommending him a monitor that costs 180% of the one's he is looking at, and will require a better graphics card to be used at the same performance level.
January 1, 2008 11:58:08 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Well the 2ms and 5 ms is just advertising, they can pretty much put in there what they want cause they aren't telling you what they are measuring that is 2 and 5 ms.

I'd save a few more bucks for a 1920 x 1200 monitor ....at least it's HD reday...well worth it in the long term methinks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


While it sounds nice, a 22" is about as large as I can go. My desk won't quite allow for a 24" because it has a bridge over the monitor. 24" are a little too tall. 22" just barely make their way in :) 
January 2, 2008 12:42:52 AM

kyosuke said:
While it sounds nice, a 22" is about as large as I can go. My desk won't quite allow for a 24" because it has a bridge over the monitor. 24" are a little too tall. 22" just barely make their way in :) 




How big is your desk?

I have a corner desk with shelving on both sides.

I squeezed a Dell 24" into the space. It is tight but it worked.

IF there is a prayer of a 24" going into the space I sure would try to fit it in.
January 2, 2008 1:22:12 AM

Well, if viewing angle is important, spend a little more. Otherwise, Acer makes good monitors.
January 2, 2008 2:10:02 AM

TSIMonster said:
Well, if viewing angle is important, spend a little more. Otherwise, Acer makes good monitors.


The viewing angle isn't that big of a deal. They all look fine from a little to the sides/ubove/below.

The way my monitor sits, it's actually almost like it's in a hole/cave. So no one else will really need to see what's going on in "perfection."

No opinions on the Viewsonic 21.6" up there? Does the 0.4" make a difference at all? or about the same?
January 2, 2008 2:19:06 AM

Samsung Syncmaster 220wm if you can find one.
January 2, 2008 12:21:57 PM

In that case, the Acer 22" fits the bill perfectly.
January 2, 2008 1:16:59 PM

The Hanns.G HW223DP is a decent 22" with lots of extras including a USB hub and some ropey speakers..

Worth looking at for the price!
January 2, 2008 2:20:10 PM

True. I have bought several Hanns-G displays as well. They are of great quality.
January 2, 2008 8:57:21 PM

paraffin said:
The Hanns.G HW223DP is a decent 22" with lots of extras including a USB hub and some ropey speakers..

Worth looking at for the price!


I don't see anything about HDCP support for that monitor.

I see Hanns-G on newegg all the time, but really don't know much about them.

I really think I'm leaning more towards the Viewsonic VA2226W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It seems to be slightly better than the Acer for overall specs.

Hopefully I can eventually make a decision here and it's the right one! :) 
January 3, 2008 5:53:37 PM

LoL, montitor is a hard decision to make. At work, we have about 5 of the Acer monitor you are looking at, they are really solid. The only viewsonic we have is for our CFO (like this one: http://images.techtree.com/ttimages/story/3596_rw_viewsonicvx912_full.jpg) and I don't like it honestly. The picture on it is good, but the stand is kinda shabby. When put together, the screen sits crooked slightly in comparison to the stand. It isn't bad, it just bugs me. LoL... Don't know if that helps or not.

P.S.- I am sure both would be fine, so, based on that assumption, I would go Acer.
January 3, 2008 6:20:36 PM

I like your choices, but after seeing my cousins Wide Screen I was drooling....If your like me and keep your stuff forever spend a few extra $'s...
January 3, 2008 7:59:23 PM

I have this viewsonic. It works well for normal work and is decent for gaming. Have had zero issues with it to date. I did however switch to the HP 2207w for my newest build(under construction) Far superior IMO
January 3, 2008 9:14:07 PM

I went ahead and went with the Viewsonic VA2226W.

After a ton of research on both monitors/reviews (omg my eyes are bleeding from reading about the same couple of monitors..) The Viewsonic seems like the best bet for me. I've used Viewsonic monitors in the past and trust them as a good brand for screens. The stats were a tad bit better than the Acer as well. I did hear about the cheap stand, but I actually might get an arm for it anyway, we shall see.

Thanks for the help, in the end I guess going with my gut was the best thing. Always seems to work out for me there :) 
January 3, 2008 9:23:49 PM

You won't be disappointed. I have the aforementioned Acer monitor and my parents have a 26" Viewsonic HDTV and they are both quality pieces.
January 12, 2008 3:59:39 AM

Well, I'm using it right now to type this message!

It's pretty amazing! Great quality and definately was well worth the investment thus far. No Dead Pixels either! Which is absolutely perfect!

The only lame thing was having to order the DVI cable seperately, but not really a big deal. It came a day later. The VGA had a little ghosting issues for gaming, but the DVI is just pure silk! Bright and Vibrant!

:) 
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