IMO your first choice was your best bet.http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+23%22+Widescreen+LCD+Monitor/2354038.p?id=1218322741725&skuId=2354038&st=Asus%20VH238H%20&cp=1&lp=1
It has everything the 2nd choice has including more.
Forget about Acer.
Asus is always better than Samsung as Asus has more experience making computer parts. Asus makes motherboards, mouses,keyboards, video cards, everything...
Samsung makes TV's and Monitors and some other stuff.