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November 28, 2010 5:02:03 PM

Hey guys i was wondering which kind of monitor i should be getting for xmas. I have been resreaching which would be better for my situation but am finding all the info quite hard to decifer.

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November 28, 2010 5:04:10 PM

jusy060 said:
Hey guys i was wondering which kind of monitor i should be getting for xmas. I have been resreaching which would be better for my situation but am finding all the info quite hard to decifer.


somehting went wrong and it posted b4 i wanted it to.

I am currently playing WoW and soon to be playing SC2 along with D3 when it comes out.

I was thinking of a monitor in the 200-300$ range if anyone has any sugestions id be glad to hear them!
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November 29, 2010 1:04:46 AM

jusy060 said:
Hey guys i was wondering which kind of monitor i should be getting for xmas. I have been resreaching which would be better for my situation but am finding all the info quite hard to decifer.



I recommend these two:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They are currently the same price.
Yes they are at the top of your price range, but 27in and nice Samsung monitors like these are well worth it. I have never received a dead Samsung, nor one with dead pixels.
Plus, these are huge, and the HD comes with a built in TV tuner

If these are too costly, I recommend the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS is new to the monitor world, but the reviews I have read say they are pretty good. This specific one is 25.5 in and has a 1920 x 1200 resolution, which is better than HD 1080p.

If all of the above are still iffy, then there are cheaper 24in monitors that run from 160 - 230$ I recommend staying with Samsung, ASUS, and maybe even Viewsonic

Hope this Helps!
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December 2, 2010 11:28:16 PM

Ok this helped a ton thanks for the info. If both a 27' and a 24' screen of the same quality were offered at the same price id get the 24' i just dont like to large of a screen. Ive hooked my comp upto my samsung 37' TV and i hated it.
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December 2, 2010 11:36:34 PM

jusy060 said:
Ok this helped a ton thanks for the info. If both a 27' and a 24' screen of the same quality were offered at the same price id get the 24' i just dont like to large of a screen. Ive hooked my comp upto my samsung 37' TV and i hated it.


Understandable, but a 37in tv versus a 27in monitor is a big difference, not that the 27in is small, but id say that 27in is the max size to use as a monitor, and still have a great picture. Eventually when resolution get much higher, it will be much easier to us larger monitors like a 37in. But don't let the quality of the 37in detract you from a larger monitor. at 37in, and 1080 p, you have the same number of pixels as a 24in, but they are larger and more spread out making a closeup image quality poor.

Glad I could help.
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December 3, 2010 12:44:51 AM

Yeah, you can't compare 27" to 37". What made the 37" look poor as a monitor was that the screen area is simply too large for a 1080p resolution to make text look sharp. The 37" display has nearly twice the area of a 27". Here is a visual comparison;
http://www.displaywars.com/27-inch-16x9-vs-37-inch-16x9
The same number of pixels in half the area will look much sharper and should be fine for use as a computer monitor.
My vote would be for the 1920 x 1200 Asus as that is a superior aspect ratio for most computing tasks IMO.
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