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Looking for a good quality 19" widescreen LCD monitor

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March 25, 2007 10:13:10 PM

I'm a gamer and I need a good quality 19" widescreen LCD monitor for my comp. I searched around and the best I've seen is 1440 x 900 resolution at 75 Hz. I know the good brandnames are Samsung, Sharp, BenQ and Sony but I don't know exactly what model to buy. Any recommendations?

Currently it seems this Samsung is the best:

Samsung SyncMaster 931BW Black 19" Widescreen
1440 x 900/75Hz
2000:1
2 ms
DVI Analog RGB
$259.99 CDN
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=012286&cid=MT.983

Also, is maximum resolution native resolution? Because I know you are supposed to run lcds at their native resolution or it looks bad. The resolution listed for the Samsung was maximum res, so I dunno...
March 26, 2007 10:12:12 PM

I've narrowed my search down to 2 monitors, but now i'm confused. I see a Samsung 931BW, a Samsung 906BW, and I don't know the difference. I looked at their specs at Samsung,

906BW http://www.samsung.com/Products/Monitor/LCD_Digital/LS19MEWSFYXAA.asp?page=Specifications
931BW http://www.samsung.com/Products/Monitor/LCD_Digital/LS19MEWSFXAA.asp?page=Specifications

and I can't tell which one to buy- is there a difference, or does Samsung just like releasing the exact same lcd with a different model number.

I also could not find a vendor that sold both models so I can't do a price comparison.
March 27, 2007 8:47:05 PM

If you want to use the monitor mainly for gaming, then you'll need to consider that there aren't that many games that support widescreen resolutions. I've been thinking about getting a 20" widescreen Samsung monitor, but I think a 19" might be the better choice for gaming. As far as standard aspect goes, the Samsung SM940N is a really good monitor (pretty cheap, too).
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March 27, 2007 9:15:38 PM

really? I would think that most new games would support widescreen resolution, or else i would buy a non-widescreen monitor, cause the point of this monitor is for games.
March 27, 2007 10:37:20 PM

I'd hope so, but I've been told before that widescreen games are still quite limited.
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