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October 28, 2009 2:56:41 AM

max budget $300 (inclusive of tax and shipping)

Preferably in the $200 range. But willing to pay more if it's worth it. Even willing to go over 300 as long as it's significantly better than those $200 monitors.

Specs i want: at least 24" 1920x1080 (would love 1920x1200 but they're usually a lot more)

Widescreen

Will be used for gaming, movies as secondary.

Still debating on whether to get the 5770 or 5850. Will depend on the monitor, if it's too expensive i will lean towards the 5770. If it's a cheaper monitor, towards the 5850. Which is a dilemma, cause i realize better monitor should be paired with a better gfx card.

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October 28, 2009 3:25:39 AM

$350 + tax + shipping =ouch

Guess 1920x1200 is out of my budget then
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October 28, 2009 3:36:03 AM

They had others that were cheaper but the quality drops.

And the price difference going down to 1920 x 1080 is huge. I knew it was big but I wasn't expecting that big.
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October 28, 2009 3:48:00 AM

How about the asus vw266h? I know it costs more than the 246, but it's only 270 in amazon, with free shipping. And most likely tax free, unlike newegg which will charge me almost 10% tax, not to mention shipping. Prolly another 20-30

I am very tempted to downgrade to a 5770 and spend more on a "better" monitor. I know that the 5770 will have a harder time with a better monitor, but I feel a monitor is a better investment. Will definitely last a lot longer than a videocard.
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October 28, 2009 7:40:45 AM

newegg.com Hanns-G 27.5 in. Specs aren't great but the size is amazing, and the picture quality is unnoticeable to the untrained eye.

350$

when i bought it free shipping, probably still is...
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October 28, 2009 10:49:37 AM

at this range of money ..>>>>only a 1680x1050 can be available
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October 28, 2009 1:51:26 PM

Well, @ almost $900, that dell is almost the same price as the computer i'm building. That's definitely out of my league.
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October 28, 2009 2:23:47 PM

Simple decision. Get this monitor. Been using it for a while now, and am very happy.

Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might think its an unheard of brand, but with over 1400 reveiws on newegg, it has a rating of 5 eggs. I, personally, have been using it for about 3 months now withut any troubles. its also the recipient of 6 customer choice awards at newegg.

28" is huge, it supports HD with a native resolution of 1920x1200 and an impressive response time of 3ms

PS - incl. free shipping. Its only $9 above your budget.
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October 28, 2009 4:51:31 PM

That is good! 310+ tax, about 340. Not bad, i can do that, thanks!
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October 28, 2009 5:03:19 PM

xbonez said:
Simple decision. Get this monitor. Been using it for a while now, and am very happy.

Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might think its an unheard of brand, but with over 1400 reveiws on newegg, it has a rating of 5 eggs. I, personally, have been using it for about 3 months now withut any troubles. its also the recipient of 6 customer choice awards at newegg.

28" is huge, it supports HD with a native resolution of 1920x1200 and an impressive response time of 3ms

PS - incl. free shipping. Its only $9 above your budget.


+1 for the Hanns-G 281DPB!

Seriously the best value monitor for the size and features and way better than any comparable 24" Asus or Acer.

Had mine since May and it is the best $300+/- I've spent on a monitor.

Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
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October 28, 2009 5:41:56 PM

Sky03 said:
That is good! 310+ tax, about 340. Not bad, i can do that, thanks!


newegg doesn't charge tax. 309 means $309. no shipping, no tax.
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October 28, 2009 5:46:37 PM

I agree with the Hanns. If you shop at costco, you can get it for $299. You have to pay tax, but it's much easier to return than to NewEgg.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=112369...|84|1680&N=4001499&Mo=14&No=0&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=1680&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=
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October 28, 2009 5:47:53 PM

I have the ASUS VH242H 23.6", it's really good - but I almost wish I would've went for the BenQ 28". Then again, the VH242H was on a newegg sale for $169 with free shipping and $20 MIR. Not bad right?
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October 28, 2009 5:53:30 PM

Oh i pay tax to newegg. Unfortunately they're based in cali, and so am i. 15mins away from their hq actually.
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October 28, 2009 6:25:04 PM

oh, really? surprising, coz I have never had to pay tax at newegg
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October 28, 2009 6:51:54 PM

@Xbonez

That's the way internet sales go. If they have a physical store in your state, they are obliged to charge tax. But if your on a state where they don't have a store in, it's non taxable
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October 28, 2009 6:58:53 PM

oh, i didn't know that. Well, I'm glad newegg isn't across in Cali, coz I'm putting together a new system with all parts from newegg.
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October 28, 2009 7:27:27 PM

xbonez said:
newegg doesn't charge tax.
Yes Newegg does charge sales tax but it depends on what State you live in.

Newegg has a distribution center in New Jersey and I pay sales tax on all orders. Sad truth is, it's still cheaper than going to a physical store!
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October 28, 2009 7:33:07 PM

1920x1080 is possible under $200, but not at 24". You can get one for about $160 but it is only 21.5".
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October 28, 2009 7:37:06 PM

well, for my sake I hope newegg never opens a distribution center in PA
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October 28, 2009 11:31:56 PM

I love that 28" from costco.

Just one slight thing that bothers me. Isn't 28 a little too big? Cause i'll be sitting in front of the computer. Normal distance, comp on table, i sit in front. But then it's wide, so it's mostly just long.

How many here bought a 28 and actually wished they had bought a smaller monitor?
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October 28, 2009 11:59:18 PM

Sky03 said:
How many here bought a 28 and actually wished they had bought a smaller monitor?
This is a rhetorical question, right?
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October 29, 2009 12:05:00 AM

i sit in front of my 28" and its barely 10 inches away from me....feels just fine. Almost all people today who work in front of computer sit in front of dual monitors (which si approx the same size as a 28", or even slightly larger). If it was a problem, i'm sure they won't be doing it.

So, no 28" is not too big. If hans G releases a 32" ver. of their monitor at a competitive price (like the 28"), i would sell this and grab it.
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October 29, 2009 12:57:00 AM

So i guess there's no such thing as "too big" when it comes to monitor
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October 29, 2009 1:10:52 AM

nope
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October 29, 2009 5:41:27 AM

I disagree, I use a 22" as I find 24" & 30" too much as I'm only 2' away from the screen.
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October 29, 2009 10:38:31 AM

fair enough. i guess it is a matter of preference. i sit less than a foot away (maybe 10") from my 28" monitor at home, and dual 22" at work and feel comfortable
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October 29, 2009 6:00:06 PM

xbonez said:
fair enough. i guess it is a matter of preference. i sit less than a foot away (maybe 10") from my 28" monitor at home, and dual 22" at work and feel comfortable

Yeah, you see that just wouldn't work for me I would have to be about 3 feet away from a 28" and I don't have the room for a dual or triple monitor setup on my desk :(  , but each to his (her) own.
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