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June 20, 2012 9:55:36 PM

Hello, i am having trouble deciding what 27 inch monitor to buy for gaming mostly and movies. i live in Switzerland and willing to spend about 300 CHF in an a LED monitor, the store i will use (personal preference) is the following:

https://www.digitec.ch/Startseite.aspx

there is a link on the top right to change languages if the page is displayed in german. from the menu on the left under peripherals and displays i use the led, 27 inch and 1080 filters and sort the results by price. i have from there the following options:

Philips 273E3LSB - https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Det...
Asus VE278Q - https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Det...
BenQ GL2750HM - https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Det...
Samsung SyncMaster T27B300 - https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetails2.aspx?Reiter=Det...

while i have found reviews for the first 3, the first one does not have hdmi and i have found no reviews on the samsung. i currently have a benq 24 inch non led monitor which never had any issues but i am a bit biased towards samsung since they are known (to me at least) for their displays and since the product has just been released i would think quality would be higher than older displays. the thing that worries me is that there might be any downsides to buying a monitor that has TV functions in it (for that price range).

any opinions or suggestions on this matter are greatly appreciated. i put this under the video card sub section since i could not find the proper display section to post this.

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June 21, 2012 3:01:50 AM

I'd go for the ASUS, it's better suited for gaming and the colors are fine it also has a low response rate if you play first person shooters. The Samsung is great for colors though.
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June 21, 2012 4:23:35 AM

I use and have used Asus branded monitors for a couple years. I always look to them first when choosing a monitor.
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June 21, 2012 4:37:34 AM

Samsung har svarstid: 5 ms vilket inte är önskvärt. BenQ 2 ms ASUS har eller vilket är bättre.
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June 21, 2012 4:42:43 AM

Try to get something that can do at least 1080p and I would definitely want an HDMI connector.
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June 21, 2012 5:36:47 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Try to get something that can do at least 1080p and I would definitely want an HDMI connector.

What is the benefit of the HDMI over the DVI if you are not using the monitor's built-in speakers?
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June 21, 2012 5:41:36 PM

clutchc said:
What is the benefit of the HDMI over the DVI if you are not using the monitor's built-in speakers?

because all the "cool kids" are doing it! :lol: 
June 21, 2012 5:46:55 PM

clutchc said:
What is the benefit of the HDMI over the DVI if you are not using the monitor's built-in speakers?


if you want to connect a ps3 or blu ray, not something i got planned but nice option to have i guess. gonna go check the asus and samsung and decide. thx for the input.
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June 21, 2012 6:21:21 PM

tomshwuser said:
if you want to connect a ps3 or blu ray, not something i got planned but nice option to have i guess. gonna go check the asus and samsung and decide. thx for the input.

OK. I see. As an extra connector for second input. I can relate to that.
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June 23, 2012 6:48:13 PM

HDMI is pretty cheap nowadays. It's more standard and you can use built in speakers if you ever have to.
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