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April 25, 2011 7:10:15 PM

Hello guys :) 

I will try and make this short and sweet, I am in the market for a new 27 inch moniter, will be upgrading from a 22 inch Acer. My Video card is a PNY XLR8 GeForce 9800 GT http://www3.pny.com/9800-GT-EE-1024MB-PCIe-P2860C331.as...
I will be using it to mainly play WoW and do some web surfing, not really into movies on it if that makes a difference in any specs.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: Under $400

Monitor Usage from Most to Least Important: World of Warcraft gaming, surfing web

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect, amazon.
Country of Origin: USA

Brand Preferences: No Preference

Physical Size (Diagonal): 24"+ or larger

Resolution(s) You'll Consider: Best 400 bucks can get me lol :) 

Inputs Needed: dvi or hdmi

Panel Type(s) Desired: No preference

LED Backlight: Preffered

Speakers: Dont need them but its ok if it has it.

Wall-Mount: Yes

Stand Functions: dont matter

Additional Comments: Mainly for WoW gaming. Thank you!

My choices are between:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Webcam 300 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR) $349.00
Panel Size : 27.0"(68.6cm) 16:9 Wide Screen
True Resolution : 1920x1080
Pixel Pitch : 0.311mm
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 10000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time : 2ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG S27A350H ToC Rose Black 27" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1) $349.99

27" (16:9) Screen Size
1920x1080 Resolution
300cd/m2 Brightness
2ms (GTG) Response Time
Mega ∞ Dynamic Contrast Ratio
170°/160° Viewing Angle
16.7M Color Support

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And Finally the LG E2770V-BF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$419.99
But this one would be pushing the wallet and would only choose it if it was substantially better, I've been reading forums and hear alot of "raves" about the 120hz and IPS which the above two dont have. (dont really understand what either do) but i hope they justify $419 smackaroos lol.

Well thank you in advance for any help, sorry for my ignorance in this area and I appreciate and help or new suggestions. :D 

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April 25, 2011 8:13:24 PM
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As far as the LG E2770V, there's still uncertainty about whether it's really an IPS panel - see here:
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/23.htm#lg_e277...
120 Hz isn't worth it IMO, as that's mainly for 3D with shutter glasses.
Between the Asus and the Samsung you listed, I am quite puzzled that they're the same price, when the Asus has more connections, speakers, and a built-in webcam, and the Samsung only has a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
April 26, 2011 2:44:22 AM

So would you go with the Asus? I'm kinda puzzled why I get a webcam with it, it would seem to be a expensive "addon" and get less of a monitor, but as you said it does have more connections so I'm lost lol :ouch: 
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April 26, 2011 3:45:31 AM

madamx said:
So would you go with the Asus? I'm kinda puzzled why I get a webcam with it, it would seem to be a expensive "addon" and get less of a monitor, but as you said it does have more connections so I'm lost lol :ouch: 


Well, I figure either the Asus is underpriced or the Samsung is overpriced, but I'm not sure which (possibly even both). The 1-year manufacturer warranty of the Samsung tips the scales in favor of the Asus, because when the monitor only has a 1-year manufacturer warranty, you'd probably want an extended warranty to go with it, so you should factor that into the price.
April 26, 2011 12:26:49 PM

Hmm, gotcha. Well ty for your help! :D 
May 3, 2011 2:37:36 AM

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