Shopping for LCD

Hey all, I'm looking for some much needed advice.

I am in the market for a monitor to connect to my Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop. Something around $200 (under if possible), 20in-23in, 1080p resolution, a high contrast ratio.

I watch a lot of movies on my computer and do a bit of gaming. But I also want something good for just typical laptop use since my current resolution is only 1280 x 800. Looking for something good here and am open to all advice/suggestions.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Anyone have any useful information?
  2. Honestly, all three probably have the same panel inside.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009157

    That one there seems to have a higher contrast ratio than the others.
  4. My laptop seems to only have a VGA port. Will that limit the resolution I can receive on the monitor?
  5. The Acer is only reporting dynamic contrast ratio, which is far less important than static contrast ratio (around ~1000:1 for a decent LCD - pretty much any number over 1500:1 is guaranteed to be dynamic). It's a good way to make the contrast ratio appear better than it actually is.

    Oh, and the VGA port should work fine.
  6. Good to know about the VGA port. I am looking at this monitor here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9183224&type=product&id=1218049006792

    Mainly, because I can pick it up at my local best buy.
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