In my new i7 build, I have the Sapphire OC 4890. I was thinking of getting the a 22" or 24" LCd monitor. I was looking into LG, Acer, and Asus. Any recomendations? Any other makers that Im overlooking? Are the 3D monitors that are popping up any good?
Out of that list only the LG is any good. But I personally don't like them because every one I have ever owned came to me with a dead pixel so now I don't use them. I am a ViewSonic fan. They are GREAT and have excellent value. I have the VX2260WM which is full HD in a 22" monitor with VGA, DVI, and HDMI. Any of the ViewSonic and Samsung monitors are good, but the ViewSonics are cheaper and just as good. I have been using ViewSonic for about 15 years now and been through CRTs and LCDs with no hassel whatsoever. You can't go wrong with the two birds.
Yes, I have a Dell 2707 for the last 2 years and the color, response time, viewing angle, etc are all excellent. Color gamut >95% is what sold me at the time, since I used to do a lot of photo editing, etc.
That model has been replaced by the 2709 which Dell recently had on sale, but probably too much $$ for the OP's budget.
BTW, I've seen the 24" Samsung "touch of color" at the local Sam's Club in Woodbridge, VA for $279, which is about $120 less than the "sale price" of $399 that CompUSA has it for. Beautiful picture quality, at least on the in-store settings . Personally, I'd get the 25.5" TV/Monitor for $449 at Sam's.
Depending on your desk/chair situation, base adjustments may be a concern (usually overlooked). For my case, a haight adjustment is needed which most monitors don't have. The best LCD I ever had was a Dell Ultrasharp (as cjl likes too). Its solid, great picture, and good adjustments.
I saw that the Dell monitor's response time was 5ms; the sweet spot for gaming is from 2ms-5ms? Lol, you can tell the password for today is: sweet spot!
I was looking at LG, Viewsonic, and Asus.
Basically, I dont look at the monitor on angles. If Im playing a game, Im right in front of the monitor. The desk it sits on, is a little higher than were the keyboard sits. With my present monitor, Ive never adjusted it.