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Confused about which monitor

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April 15, 2009 4:20:14 PM

Hello,

I have order my new i7 system, and i got one of the GTX 285 cards.

Now I have been looking at lcds for the new computer but I am so confused I cant make my mind up.
I am looking for someone to help me pick one of these damn monitors :)  I haven't been able to choose for 3 days now.

My budget is around $250 max I don't really want to spend anymore than that.
I will use this monitor for gaming and also I do a little web coding.

Here are a few I am been looking at.

LG W2353V-PF Black 23"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VW246H Black 24"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 2233SW High Glossy Black 21.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ViewSonic VX2233wm Black 21.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ViewSonic X Series VX2433wm Black 23.6"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does anyone have any opionions about Acer monitors?

Also re guarding these monitors if they are 16:9 does that mean games may appear stretched? since the monitor is formatted for wide screen movies?

Thanks to everyone who can help me,

Adam

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a b C Monitor
April 15, 2009 11:10:30 PM

Honestly, for around that budget, I wouldn't go with any of those. I'd go with the Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA. It has an IPS screen, which means it will have all around better image quality.
a c 195 C Monitor
April 16, 2009 12:49:30 AM

Just for clarification (or additional confusion depending on your point of view) the 2209WA uses the e-IPS panel as opposed to the more expensive S-IPS and H-IPS panels.

I have not seen any direct comparison between the e-IPS panel and it's more expensive siblings. But the "economical"-IPS panel should be better than your run-of-the-mill TN panel because it can really produce 16.7m rather than using dithering (the blending of...) turning roughly 256k colors into almost 16.7m colors.

Pros for the typical IPS panel:
1. Better image quality
2. Better color accuracy especially after using a colorimeter to tweak monitor settings
3. Better blacks due to less backlight bleeding
4. Wider viewing angle which leads to less color shifting

Cons for the typical IPS panel (excluding E-IPS)
1. Expensive - Example: Cheapest 24" LCD monitor using H-IPS panel is about $600.
2. Response time is typically listed at 6ms vs. 2ms or 5ms for TN panels; "in ideal situations".


Response time is not set in stone, even a TN panel can have response times as slow as 40ms or more depending on what is being displayed.
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a c 195 C Monitor
April 16, 2009 12:55:45 AM

FYI,

The ASUS VW246H Black 24" LCD is no longer manufactured. I have the "VK" version which has an integrated webcam (whoopiiiii <sarcasm>). For a TN panel monitor, it's not that bad for the price, but I don't really use it very often.
April 23, 2009 9:37:59 AM

Among the choices you list I'd go with a Samsung. Their TN panels are normally considered to be rather good.
July 8, 2009 4:45:27 PM

So did you ever make a choice? Which one did you get and how is it? Because I'm trying to find one myself and I'm in the same spot you were at when you started looking to a monitor.
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