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Which 22" 1680 x 1050 monitor?

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November 17, 2011 1:22:26 PM

Hi

i´m having problems with my current 19" LCD monitor for a few months now. It never turns on until it warms up, usually auto turning on and off until it warms up and then turns on. It started buzzing months before this happened, usually when its turned off, so I have to unplug it. Can this be fixed or it is as I think a sign of a slowly dying monitor?

So I have been looking for other monitors. It has to be 22" and 1680x1050 because I don´t think my pc could manage HD monitor very well or at least the performance would drop too much. I´d use it mostly for surfing the net and playing games.

I really like the design and specs of SyncMaster S22A450BW.

Also how much performance loss should i expect going from 1280x1024 to 1680x1050? My specs are c2d E6550 3.0 GHz, HD5770 1GB ddr5 and 4gbs of ddr2.

Please give me some tips!

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November 17, 2011 2:02:46 PM

The difference between 1050 and 1080 isn't much. The 5770 while not great should be able to handle 1080 ok on most games. I'd get a 1080 monitor and upgrade your GPU again when you get the chance. To spend as much as a 1050 monitor would cost and be able to buy a 1080 monitor for either the same or just a bit more makes the 1050 monitors a bad buy.
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November 17, 2011 2:20:57 PM

I've got a PII 720 (unlocked 4th core OCd to 3.2GHZ) and a 5770 and it works fine for most games on my 23" 1920x1080 monitor -- you sometimes need to turn things down just a bit but the 1920x1080 is much better for video playback since that is the normal native resolution for HD playback. Also if it does get to be too much of a strain on a certain game you can always use a lower resolution - since they usually support lower resolutions as well (but you can not use a higher resolution if you buy a 1680x1050 monitor !)
I'd agree with 4745454b - with the pricing on the 1920x080 monitors being the same as the 1680x1050 monitors I'd get it instead !

But either way you go you'll be happy with the extra monitor space the larger monitor gives you over the 19" you have !! -- And yes the 19" could probably be fixed but figure just to look at it is gonna cost 40-50 plus parts so as is the case with most TVs and Monitors nowadays your better of scraping it and buying new (esp since once one part gives out even if you repair it it is usually just a short while before some other part gives out !)
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November 17, 2011 3:44:05 PM

If your buying a 22" monitor I would suggest 1920x1080.
November 17, 2011 7:47:40 PM

JDFan said:
I've got a PII 720 (unlocked 4th core OCd to 3.2GHZ) and a 5770 and it works fine for most games on my 23" 1920x1080 monitor -- you sometimes need to turn things down just a bit but the 1920x1080 is much better for video playback since that is the normal native resolution for HD playback. Also if it does get to be too much of a strain on a certain game you can always use a lower resolution - since they usually support lower resolutions as well (but you can not use a higher resolution if you buy a 1680x1050 monitor !)
I'd agree with 4745454b - with the pricing on the 1920x080 monitors being the same as the 1680x1050 monitors I'd get it instead !

But either way you go you'll be happy with the extra monitor space the larger monitor gives you over the 19" you have !! -- And yes the 19" could probably be fixed but figure just to look at it is gonna cost 40-50 plus parts so as is the case with most TVs and Monitors nowadays your better of scraping it and buying new (esp since once one part gives out even if you repair it it is usually just a short while before some other part gives out !)


That´s why i think about getting a new one. So why should i get 1920x1080? I don´t think improvement in picture quality is visible compared to 1680x1050. And i´m not upgrading purposely but because i need a new display so i recon 22" 1680x1050 would be good and wouldn´ t hurt my system performance too much. My system is 4 years old and I intend to have it for 2 more years and then buy a new one. Also i won´t do any hardware upgrades because I already replaced my dead 8800 gts a few months ago with HD5770. I like the fact that I can play newer games and I want it to stay that way for a little more time.

That´s why i hesitate to buy 1920x1080 monitor. But if I do somehow decide to go for that resolution is a monitor size important for performance?

Will be 22" equally hard on my system as 24"? Both 1920x1080 of course. Or would I loose even more performance just because its bigger. I think it would be the same, just wanted to make sure.

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November 17, 2011 8:15:55 PM

takic said:
That´s why i think about getting a new one. So why should i get 1920x1080? I don´t think improvement in picture quality is visible compared to 1680x1050. And i´m not upgrading purposely but because i need a new display so i recon 22" 1680x1050 would be good and wouldn´ t hurt my system performance too much. My system is 4 years old and I intend to have it for 2 more years and then buy a new one. Also i won´t do any hardware upgrades because I already replaced my dead 8800 gts a few months ago with HD5770. I like the fact that I can play newer games and I want it to stay that way for a little more time.

That´s why i hesitate to buy 1920x1080 monitor. But if I do somehow decide to go for that resolution is a monitor size important for performance?

Will be 22" equally hard on my system as 24"? Both 1920x1080 of course. Or would I loose even more performance just because its bigger. I think it would be the same, just wanted to make sure.


If the resolution is the same then the size does not matter to the system as far as performance goes --- BUT pc programmers design the screens for 96DPI (dots per inch) when they are programming them so having a larger size can lead to blurry looks with larger pixels and a smaller size can make it look crisper but gets hard to read text if it gets too small (for 1920 x 1080 the ideal monitor size would be 1920/96 = 20 and 1080\96 =11.25 so a screen size of 20 inches wide by 11.25 inches high is how the designers meant for it to display and using a diagonal measuring system would mean a monitor that is 20^2 + 11.25^2 = C^2 or ( 400 + 126.6 =) 22.95 inches diagonal ) So anything between 22 and 24" should look fine at 1920x1080 without being too much smaller or larger than it was designed to be displayed at. (once you get below 22" it gets hard to read any text and once you get above 25 inches or so it gets fairly blurry and pixelated as the pixels increase in size)
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November 17, 2011 8:32:14 PM

What country are you from so we know which websites to look at.
November 18, 2011 3:07:33 PM

So I went to a store to check out lcd sizes. Found out 22 is just too small for me and 24 too big. "23 looks perfect :D 

Looks like I´ll go with 1920x1080 after all. There are 2 monitors that i really like. Please check em out and tell me what you think. Its really important to me that its good for games.




I´m leaning towards E2343F2 since it has only 2ms response time. Which one is better. Feel free to suggest anything else.

Thanks for helping out, you´ve been very informative :D 
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November 18, 2011 3:47:15 PM

Not 100% sure I'm reading that right, but the other one has no digital inputs as well? Dsub and thats it? Get the one you were thinking of for sure.
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November 18, 2011 4:03:59 PM

takic said:
So I went to a store to check out lcd sizes. Found out 22 is just too small for me and 24 too big. "23 looks perfect :D 

Looks like I´ll go with 1920x1080 after all. There are 2 monitors that i really like. Please check em out and tell me what you think. Its really important to me that its good for games.




I´m leaning towards E2343F2 since it has only 2ms response time. Which one is better. Feel free to suggest anything else.

Thanks for helping out, you´ve been very informative :D 


I've got an Acer G235H that I bought on sale for $120 which works very well for me and I agree the 22" are just a bit small and the 24" gets a bit big for the desk which is why I went with it (well that and the Price !) The 2ms response time is good but anything under 5ms is adequate to prevent ghosting of images in games etc. so if the price is similar between them get the 2ms one if however there is a big price difference the 5ms is fine - Also make sure what type of connections the monitor has in case you need a specific type with your video card.

(I'd suggest actually going to a few stores and looking at the models you are considering to look at them in person as the differences are easier to see in person (some panels have better blacks where others are more of a dark gray etc. - so seeing them is the best way to compare even if you wind up ordering on the net !)
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