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April 25, 2011 10:32:20 PM

Which monitor would you say is best? In terms of screen quality and sharpness?

I would also be looking to connect it to an xbox 360 from time to time.

22" AOC F22S+
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=11...

OR....

21.5" Acer S221HQLbd
http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=MOA-S...

Price wise there about the same, however the specs do differ slightly. I am having trouble choosing between the 2. How big an advantage is having LED over LCD? Same for the brightness vs contrast ratio...

Cheers for any help, Lee.

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April 25, 2011 11:24:09 PM

LED is just a matter of the backlight - some LCD monitors have Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) for the backlight, some have LEDs.
I doubt you'd need more than 240 cd/m2 in terms of brightness, and both monitors can provide that. The dynamic contrast ratio should be ignored, and I don't immediately find the static contrast ratio for either monitor.
The most significant difference I see in the specs is that the Acer offers DVI-D input, while the AOC is limited to D-Sub.
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April 26, 2011 8:54:09 AM

The Apple Cinema display screen, model number MC007LL/A, offers desirable qualities such as a single cable connection and excellent color saturation.
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April 26, 2011 12:44:22 PM

The AOC model has DVI & VGA, the acer has both of them aswell as HDMI from what my searches tell me..

Still not sure on which is best though..
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April 26, 2011 1:41:55 PM

I'm not sure where you were searching, but I looked at the manufacturers' websites, and according to their specifications, the AOC F22S+ only has VGA (aka D-Sub), not DVI (see http://www.aoc-europe.com/no_cache/en/monitors.html?use...), and the Acer S221HQLbd has DVI and VGA, no HDMI (see http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model/ET.WS1HE.0...). Between the two, I'd suggest the Acer, since you could hook up your computer to the DVI port and your XBox 360 to the VGA port.
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April 26, 2011 7:23:36 PM

Regarding the Acer model, the info in the link states:

In addition, an HDMI® or DVI interface connects you to the latest high-definition devices, while an astounding contrast ratio delivers fantastic clarity.

Also, this youtube video shows the Acer model with all 3 connections on it's rear @ 1:55sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JM24Epl-RM

Very confusing. :??: 


Regarding the AOC model, apparently there are 2 types of this montior, but seem to both go under the same model number? On the eBay link at the top of the page it states:

FREE UPGRADE TO HD VGA & DVI MODEL! ***SPECIAL OFFER***

After contacting them to clarify what inputs are actually on the monitor excluding any kind of adapters etc i was told:

Hello,
Yes, currently we are offering a free upgrade to the DVI & HD VGA DUAL INPUT MODEL.


I think i am swaying towards the Acer, at least i know that has got 2 different connections minimum!
From what specs you can see, is there a clear winner?

Thanks.
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April 26, 2011 7:44:32 PM

I don't think they're quite the same model numbers. For AOC, the F22S and F22S+ only have D-Sub, but the F22+ (note the missing S) has DVI-D as well. For Acer, the S221HQLbd only has DVI and D-Sub, but the S221HQLbid (note the added i) has HDMI as well.
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April 26, 2011 9:22:31 PM

Ah i see, thanks for clearing that up. I should pay more attention it would seem.

So looks like both monitors that i'm looking at will come with VGA/DVI options and be priced roughly the same.

Which would you purchase between the two?
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April 28, 2011 7:01:44 AM

Best answer selected by leethedon1.
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