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Acer 24" lcd or Asus 24"

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January 1, 2009 11:45:24 PM

hi everyone , i cant deciden between this two monitors Acer P243WAid
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or Asus ASUS VW246H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There is a 50 dollars difference. i really want acer but if i go with asus i will buy far cry 2.

what do you all think i should do?

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a b Ĉ ASUS
January 2, 2009 12:26:59 AM

The immediate difference between the two monitors is the resolution. The Acer's resolution is 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio) while the Asus is 1920 x1080 (16:9 aspect ratio, that of HDTVs).

Also, the Acer has free shipping while no free shipping is offered for the Asus so going with the Asus you will be saving between $30 - $40 depending on shipping charges.

You can read my almost complete review for the Asus VK246H which is the same monitor as the VW246H, but it comes with a webcam. Overall, I would say it the VK246H is good for gaming.

Here's my review:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54250-3-asus-vk246h-1...
January 2, 2009 3:03:04 AM

but is 1920x1080 better than 1920x1200? and would the acer be better for gaming than the VK246H??
a b Ĉ ASUS
January 2, 2009 5:04:41 AM

"Better" is all relative.

In my case, the monitor will only be used sparingly so I wasn't very concerned by the resolution. The rebates brought it down to price of a 22" LCD so I figured I'll just buy it.

If this monitor was gonna be used by me every single day then I would have bought a 1920 x 1200 monitor so I have more viewing area. Also, I would have spent $600 - $1,000 for a monitor that has better image quality instead of a mere $238.

At the smaller resolution you might get a boost of 5% - 8% better performance in games, but your viewable area is also smaller.

Which is better? On paper they are almost the same other than resolution. You're not gonna get a definitive answer unless you can find someone with both monitors. Otherwise read the opinions over at newegg.com.

The Asus VW246H / VK246H should satisfy most average users and gamers, unless you want 1920 x 1200 resolution. Nearly all modern games should be able to handle 1920 x 1080, which games don't? I don't know. The oldest game I tested was Far Cry 1 (2003??) which seems to handle that res.
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