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December 16, 2011 3:19:40 PM

Alright... So right now i have the following on my PC
Envision 22" Monitor (5yrs old)
Cheap no name 17" monitor.
Video Card: GTX 275 card that supports VGA & DVI
the 17" i want to replace now & the other will be in Feb.

What is a good 20 to 23" monitor for around $200 (my cap is actually 250ish)

What i do with it:

HTML Work
Video Gaming (WoW, POTBS, Deadspace, LFD2)
Watching Netflix on one screen, while i game on the other (addicted to Pawnstars & Anything with zombies)
Play Blue's Clues on one screen, so my son is occupied while i game on the other. :p 


What i don't do with it:
Stream 1080p movies
Blue Ray movies
Video Editing
Latest Cutting Technology Games.

So Any Suggestions? I was thinking Newegg. Local Bestbuy/office depot/staples didn't have much.

Prefer a reliable brand.
For instance we have a lot of ASUS products and had good history with them ( love their warranty's)


Ohh! last thing.. Im looking into getting a Dual Monitor Stand so i would prefer a MESA/ect.. Wall Mounting Capable Screen. I will give this up if it means i can get a better deal.


Thanks for any info.. I will need to make a choice today so my wife can have it wrapped for the holidays


Current Plans
Today: Order Monitor 1
Feb Order Monitor 2
May: Order Dual Monitor Stand (if the monitors support it)

I had considered this
http://www.hhgregg.com/curtis-24-1080p-led-hdtv-with-hd...
Not sure how well that would work


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December 16, 2011 5:47:01 PM

Yea 149.99 isn't too bad. and ASUS is always a great option. im leery if they can get it here before christmas :p 
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December 16, 2011 5:50:03 PM

Can a 1900x resolution TV work as my monitor? (i can't really deal with greater then 1600 resolution)
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a b C Monitor
December 16, 2011 6:03:51 PM

Newegg's got free 3 day shipping on it, so it should get there in time. If you wanted a TV to use as a monitor, you'd just have to make sure that it has a PC input(VGA), at least with the current GPU that you have. Otherwise you'd need to pick up a DVI to HDMI cable.
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December 16, 2011 7:18:45 PM

Would that work ok? I mean a 1900 resolution tv with VGA in or HDMI would that work just as good as a monitor? or is their some draw backs ?
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a b C Monitor
December 19, 2011 1:53:36 PM

I have a 25" 1080p monitor, use both VGA and DVI to HDMI with no issues. I also have a 2nd PC connected to a 50" 1080p plasma. Works just the same. :) 
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December 29, 2011 1:06:26 PM

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