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Which of these 2 budget monitors?

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June 6, 2010 4:54:53 AM

To cut to the chase and be quick and precise, I am planning a new setup and I have realized I need to upgrade my primary monitor to go along with my new hardware. I have been rocking a regular 4:3, 19" monitor so I was going to get a 20" widescreen but for whatever reason felt I should bump it up to a 22".

I am already gonna be spending a lot of money on my setup so I am not looking to spend more than like 150 to 170, plus the fact I have never been someone who has to have a top of the line display. There are actually a couple of samsungs I would just probably instantly buy but they are 1080p and I have the desire to find a 22 inch that is 1680 x 1050. Just like I don't need the top of the line monitors, I am also not a resolution whore. Some of you might think I am retarded and think 1080p is far superior and worth it, but to me, 1080p = more GPU power being used. I would rather game at 1680x1050 and have more frames. Probably not a big deal with games right now but some future demanding game down the road...it might mean I will get 35 avg FPS rather than 25 FPS. :D 

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The first is probably the standard Acer budget monitor X223 that a lot of you probably seen a million times. My friend has one of these and as far as I can tell, it is a good monitor for its price.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

The second is a random one I found and it looks pretty good and the reason I am even making the post is because I thought this viewsonic might be a better purchase. As far as my knowledge goes, Viewsonic is a good maker of monitors and figured they would have better quality than Acer.

Anyway to figure out which one has the better contrast ratio? I know the Acer has 2500:1 and the Viewsonic has 1000:1. But I also know that doesn't mean *** with how companies report contrast ratios these days.

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June 9, 2010 10:26:50 PM

They both have 5ms response time. I do not have experience with either monitor, however, from the reading I have done, 5ms may result in ghosting during gaming and some movies.

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June 9, 2010 11:57:56 PM

No experience with either monitors.

No matter what the response time, LCD monitors will show some level of ghosting from time to time. Lower response times means less of a chance. It is the limitation of all LCD monitors.
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