Samsung SyncMaster 2053BW or LG W2042TQ-BF?

Hi, I need help in deciding between these two 20" Widescreen Monitors. They both cost the same and seem to have the same features.

Samsung SyncMaster 2053BW

Screen Size: 20''
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Brightness: 300 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio: DC 8000:1(1000:1) (Typ.)
Response time: 5ms, 2ms(GTG)
Viewing Angle(Horizontal/Vertical): 170°/160° (CR>10)
Color Supported: 16.7M
Video Signal: analog RGB, DVI
Sync. Signal: separate H/V, composite, SOG
Connector: 15pin D-SUB, DVI-D
Power Consumption: 40 watts
Stand By Power (DPMS): < 1 W
Type: built-in
Plug & Play: DDC 2B
Multimedia Speakers: N
Optional Accessories: DVI-D cable
Special Features: MagicBright3, off timer, image size, color effect, customized key, MagicWizard & MagicTune with AssetManagement, Windows Vista Premium, DVI with HDCP, safe mode (DownScaling in UXGA)
USB powered hub option: N
Mac compatibility: Y
Wall-Mount: VESA 100mm
Cabinet Colour: high glossy black
Product Dimension(With stand, WxHxD): 472.9 x 374.9 x 219 mm
Product Dimension(Without Stand, WxHxD): 472.9 x 326.5 x 63mm
Shipment Dimension(WxHxD): 548 x 404 x 132mm
Product Weight: 4.4 kg


LG W2042TQ-BF

Screen: 20" Widescreen LCD
Pixel Pitch: 0.258 mm
Display Colors: 16.7 million
Vertical Refresh Rate: 56 ~ 75 Hz
Horizontal Frequency: 30 ~ 83 kHz
Input Video Signal: DVI-D, VGA
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 8000:1
Brightness: 300 cd/m²
Response Time: 2 ms
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 170 degrees
Vertical Viewing Angle: 170 degrees
Maximum Resolution: 1680 x 1050
VESA Mounting Compliant: Yes
Dimensions With Stand: 18.7" x 15.4" x 7.8"
Unit Weight: 10.0 lbs.
Power Consumption: 40W
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  1. Now is this to go along with the vid card or is this something else completely?
  2. interesting.........u could go for the cheaper one or the one that looks better.
    but if i were u i would go with samsung provide LG isnt too good looking in compared to samgung. i have a samsung 19'' and its performing really well. plus i like the build build quality of their product and in my country samsung is regarded highly by salesmen.
  3. sarwar_r87 said:
    interesting.........u could go for the cheaper one or the one that looks better.
    but if i were u i would go with samsung provide LG isnt too good looking in compared to samgung. i have a samsung 19'' and its performing really well. plus i like the build build quality of their product and in my country samsung is regarded highly by salesmen.


    Sarwar is right. The Samsung is the better monitor. I hear a lot of good things for that company as well. So i would go with that one. :)
  4. Yeah, this is to go with the computer that the video card is going to go in. Well, over here, they're both the same price ($230).
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