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GOOD MONITOR FOR 200$HELP!!!

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December 13, 2010 4:05:29 AM

Im getting a new pc gona be running on evga gtx 470 and i need a monitor
my girlfriend will be buying me it for xmas but i dont know what to look for in monitors
i (rather she) has 200$ (not more unless performance is huge diff)
i picked this one out and was wondering if its good http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-24-wid...
its for gaming and movies mostly
thanks guys

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December 13, 2010 1:15:02 PM

but contrast ratio is only 20k:1 isnt that worse then the one i picked?
p.s. i rather buy my parts from future shop
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December 13, 2010 3:56:21 PM

I just looked @ NewEgg.ca and ended up picking the same monitor Tamz_msc picked.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Has DVI & HDMI

I have the 21.5" version of the Asus monitor and it works great.

Here's an LG with 30000:1 Contrast Ratio
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Has DVI & NO HDMI

Contrast Ratio is like comparing Horse Power. It's a factual number, but it's a number that's tweaked and not always 100% comparable. There are a couple different measurements for Contrast Ratio as well, and companies usually list which ever one is highest and looks best. Plus, just because one has better specs doesn't even mean it's of better quality. Asus, Acer, and LG all make good products though. I love my Asus 21.5" LCD. Also keep in mind that LG is a TV manufacturer as well, so you should generally expect good quality from them with TVs and LCD Monitors.
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December 14, 2010 8:37:29 AM

kcosta said:
but contrast ratio is only 20k:1 isnt that worse then the one i picked?
p.s. i rather buy my parts from future shop

Contrast ratio numbers don't mean much.Manufacturers will claim extremely high contrast ratios, but in reality, the difference is negligible.

For online shopping of Computer parts, Newegg is by far the best.If you buy from them, you will not regret it.
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