Replacement 19" Widescreen LCD

I have the option to return my monitor which was damaged on arrival(out of policy range) for an 85% partial refund. That means I get $156.50 back.

This is the one that I have now:
Acer AL1916W 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers = $184.17 (After shipping, taxes, rebates)
SAMSUNG 941BW Black 19" 4 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 500:1 = $169.95 (After shipping, taxes, rebates)
SAMSUNG 920NW Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 = $163.95 (After shipping, taxes, rebates)
ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q19wb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1 Built in Speakers = $155.79 (After shipping, taxes, rebates)

I was also wondering what is more important concerning monitors; contrast ratio or response time? If you look at the viewsonic, it has a higher response time than my original(5 ms vs. 8 ms) and a higher contrast ratio(700:1 vs. 500:1) whereas the samsung 941bw has the same contrast ratio as the acer al1916w but half the response time(4 ms vs. 8 ms).
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  1. personaly i think its a combo of response time & contrast ratio but more-so max resolution as well. 1920x1200 if you can, but in a lower price range lcds about 1600x1050.
  2. But the viewsonic is the best deal there, right? I mean in my range, I can only find 1440 x 900, and it has better response time and contrast ratio than my old one AND my refund is worth more than its total price. Seems like a good deal to me.
  3. AOC makes some good LCDs that are HD 1080i compliant.

    AOC Monitor 912Vwa-1 Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

    Brand AOC Monitor
    Model 912Vwa-1
    Cabinet Color Black
    Panel Active Matrix, TFT LCD
    Screen Size 19"
    Widescreen Yes
    Display Type WXGA+
    Maximum Resolution 1440 x 900
    Recommended Resolution 1440 x 900
    Viewing Angle 170°(H) / 160°(V)
    Pixel Pitch 0.285mm
    Display Colors 16 Million
    Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 800:1
    Response Time 5ms
    Horizontal Refresh Rate 30 KHz ~ 81 KHz
    Vertical Refresh Rate 55 Hz - 75 Hz
    Input Video Compatibility Analog RGB, Digital
    Connectors D-Sub, DVI-D
    D-Sub 1
    DVI 1
    HDMI No
    Complies with EPA ENERGY STAR
    Power Supply 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 55 W (Max)
    User Controls • User Control: Menu, Down / Brightness, Up / Contrast, Confirm, Power On / Off
    • OSD Function: Auto Adjust, Contrast, Brightness, Color Adjust (9300 K, 6500 K, 5400 K, User Color), Information, Image Adjust (H / V Position, H-Size, Fine Tune, Sharpness), Setup (Language, Resolution Notice, OSD Setup, Input Select), Recall, Audio Setup
    • Language Supported: English, French, Spanish
    Regulatory Approvals cULus, FCC, CE
    Built in TV Tuner No
    Built in Speakers 2 x 1W
    Features Plug & Play: DDC2B
    720 p / 1080i HD Compatible
    VESA Wall Mountable: 100 mm
    Kensington Security Slot
    Windows Vista Certified for
    Dimensions (W×H×D) 17.4" x 15.0" x 7.9"
    Weight 10.5 lbs.
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 3 years limited
    Labor 3 years limited
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