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1600x900 or 1920x1080 res on a 21' screen?

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February 9, 2011 10:37:49 AM

I am thinking whether to buy a monitor soon for hd gaming.Not sure yet if I'm going to buy one or not but just in case I would like to know what to go for.My choices are a 20' 1600x900 monitor or a 21.5' 1920x1080 monitor would i notice a difference with these two?The 20' is priced at $130 and the 21.5' is price at $183.is it worth the extra $50.or should i just keep my 17' 1280x1024 monitor for now.I have a 6870 1gb video card and a quad core cpu so specs aren't really a problem.I would like to play games like metro,crysis,mw2 and etc.So should i just keep my current monitor or buy either of two(if so which should i buy?)
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February 9, 2011 3:33:15 PM

I think you will notice a difference going from 1280x1024 to wide screen resolutions.

Is there a difference between 1600x900 and 1920x1080 other than performance? That may depend on how the game was designed. Some games may simply provide you with the same field of view; but 1920x1080 will have a little more details. Or, the game will provide you with a wider field of view since 1920x1080 has more pixels.

1920x1080 on a 21.5" monitor is a bit too small for me. I feel more comfortable with 1920x1080 on a 23" - 24" monitor. Then again I sit about 22" - 24" away from my monitors. Therefore, if my only choice is one of those two monitors in your post, then I think I would go for 1600x900.

I know more 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 monitors than 1600x900. There aren't that many monitors in that category to the best of my knowledge. I guess I would go for the following Acer for $115

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


If you want a 1920x1080 monitor, then I recommend the 23.5" Asus VH242H for $170 (after $10 rebate) since it has received pretty good user reviews.

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

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I have an Asus VK246H which is the same as the VW246H, but has a built-in webcam. You can buy the 24" VW246H for $180...

http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_VW246H/

You can read my detailed review of the Asus VK246H in the link below. It also applies to the VW246H since the only difference is the webcam that I mentioned before...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/58336-3-official-flat...

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February 11, 2011 1:30:13 PM

jaguarskx said:
I think you will notice a difference going from 1280x1024 to wide screen resolutions.

Is there a difference between 1600x900 and 1920x1080 other than performance? That may depend on how the game was designed. Some games may simply provide you with the same field of view; but 1920x1080 will have a little more details. Or, the game will provide you with a wider field of view since 1920x1080 has more pixels.

1920x1080 on a 21.5" monitor is a bit too small for me. I feel more comfortable with 1920x1080 on a 23" - 24" monitor. Then again I sit about 22" - 24" away from my monitors. Therefore, if my only choice is one of those two monitors in your post, then I think I would go for 1600x900.

I know more 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 monitors than 1600x900. There aren't that many monitors in that category to the best of my knowledge. I guess I would go for the following Acer for $115

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


If you want a 1920x1080 monitor, then I recommend the 23.5" Asus VH242H for $170 (after $10 rebate) since it has received pretty good user reviews.

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

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I have an Asus VK246H which is the same as the VW246H, but has a built-in webcam. You can buy the 24" VW246H for $180...

http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_VW246H/

You can read my detailed review of the Asus VK246H in the link below. It also applies to the VW246H since the only difference is the webcam that I mentioned before...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/58336-3-official-flat...


Those are some nice choices unfortunately I live in the Philippines,I can't order online and I'm buying locally.I've decided to wait a little more until March cause by then I'll have more cash to spend.Anyway which is better among these two AOC E2236VW 21.5 LED or Hanns.G HL225DBB 22 LED?
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February 11, 2011 4:15:57 PM

TechGuru_7 said:
Anyway which is better among these two AOC E2236VW 21.5 LED or Hanns.G HL225DBB 22 LED?


That is difficult to say. Both companies are considered "bottom of the barrel" quality wise. They can have more issues with things like overall life and backlight bleeding. Other companies can have those issues, but low budget monitors tends to have increased chances of those (and other) things happen. However, money is typically an issue for a lot of people so it's up to you to decide which one seems better.

I-Inc and Hannspree are also considered bottom of the barrel.
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