See page 6 for a summary as to why many people recommend the Samsung 226BW. One word of warning, the monitor reviewed uses the "S-panel" made by Samsung. There are at least three different panels used to make this monitor and it is no longer possible to determine which panel your monitor uses unless you are willing to rip apart the monitor. The "A-panel" is considered to be good, but not as good as the "S-panel". The "C-panel" is considered the worst. There are rumors of a "P or T-panel".
Interesting article but unfortunately the current price (in Finland) is near and even above 350e (outrageously spendy 500$) for these screens. I'm interested in a 22" screen but can't buy any of the tested screens. My options a.re something like Acer x223w, x221wa, FJ L22-w5, or Samsung vw222s, Benq T221wa. If you are bored check out <a href="http://www.pixmania.com/fi/fi/11124/xx/xx/1899/9/criter...">pixmania's selection 22"</a> and make a suggestion. I am hoping to spend 200-250euros.
Sorry I mangled that one. The screens in the article were pretty spendy, but here is the link...
I am hoping to spend 200-250euros. It'd be nice to get a 22" screen for the extra space, rather then a 20".
So if anyone is in the same situation and knows which is the better option, or is bored check out these screens.
Just about everyone will tell you that the 22" Samsung 226bw is the best gaming monitor, but there is a catch. At least 3 different panels are used to make this product. In order of quality that would be S, A, C. Everyone has high praises for the S panel, the A panel is consider good, and C panel = crap. They only to tell which one you have is to rip apart the monitor and look at the serial number of the LCD panel itself. The rumor is that they recently "introduced" the P panel version. Despite these issues, it is still a top seller. The Samsung 226bw is selling for $270 @ Newegg.com after a $40 mail-in rebate.
Based on the articles I previously link, "22 inch LCD monitors: the 3rd wave!", the best monitor is the Iiyama ProLite E2201W. Not sure if they sell it in the US.