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Which 23" Should I Choose??

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February 9, 2010 3:10:55 PM

So I think I have narrowed my decision down to 4 monitors. It will be an external display for my laptop, used for games and movies, and perhaps some hi-def tv. I was looking for 1080p, HDMI, color/contrast, and a response time of 5ms or less. Out of these, which would you consider the best all-arounder for me?

1. Acer H235Hbmid 23" - $210 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


2. Samsung 2333SW 23" - $210 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


3. Asus VH236H 23" - $180 shipped (after rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


4. Acer P235Hbmid 23" - $180 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



A few thoughts:

The Acers are exactly the same except for contrast ratio and response time but I don't know if those specs warrant an extra $30.

Both of the Acers come with an HDMI cable, and I would need to buy one if I went with the sammy or Asus.

The Asus has SPDIF out, which might come in handy if used as a tv.

The Sammy has a better horizontal viewing angle (170), and I think a better contrast ratio than all the rest.

Brightness is about equal for all of the above.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. :) 

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February 9, 2010 4:21:39 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I have a Samsung 2333SW PLUS, the difference with the 2333SW is that the monitor that I have is 50000:1, the 2333SW is 20000:1

I would get the Samsung (2333SW or 2333SW PLUS if you can find one) as 1st option, and as a second option the ASUS.
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