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Samsung SyncMaster 2053BW or LG W2042TQ-BF?

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July 26, 2008 7:34:28 AM

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
July 26, 2008 9:02:18 AM

Now is this to go along with the vid card or is this something else completely?
July 26, 2008 9:11:53 AM

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.
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July 26, 2008 9:27:47 AM

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. :) 
July 26, 2008 4:44:31 PM

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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