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Old July 8, 2009, 10:57 PM
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Default PC Gaming Monitor, which one of these?

After doing some research, I've narrowed my choices down to one of these :

24 inch:
$220 --> Acer P243WAid 24" 2ms, 3000:1 DCR, 400cd/m2
$220 --> BENQ G2410HD 1920x1080, 2ms GTG, 40000:1 DCR
$270 --> Samsung T240 (refurb), 1920x1200, 5ms, 20000:1 DCR

23 inch:
$250 --> Samsung Syncmaster P2350 ,1920x1080, 2ms GTG, 50000:1 DCR

22:
$190 --> BenQ E2200HD 22" Full HD LCD Monitor - 2ms, 10000:1 DCR

I'm leaning towards the P2350/T240 because I own the 206BW and like it. However I don't need any input aside from DVI, so the T240 wouldn't be fully utilized, as it has other inputs. Also the P2350 has 2ms as opposed to 5ms from the T240.

I'm aware these are TN panels, and I'd be more than glad to buy a better quality panel if the price was <$300, and made for PC gaming, mainly FPS.

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Old July 8, 2009, 11:12 PM
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After you sure you want to go for 16:9 aspect ratio ?

I personally would want to go with 16:10.
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Old July 8, 2009, 11:24 PM
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After you sure you want to go for 16:9 aspect ratio ?

I personally would want to go with 16:10.
My main concerns are low response time, and minimum 1080 res. Best monitor for gaming with that in mind below $300 is what I'm looking for.

The P2350 is 23 inch, so I don't mind that it's 16:9 as it's 1 inch smaller than a 24. If I were to get a 24 inch, than 16:10 it is.

I can't help but mention one of the reasons I'm looking at the P2350 is due to it's high dynamic contrast ratio, but i know it really does not mean anything, thinking i'd be better off with something cheaper in price and smaller in size, maybe this one:

BenQ E2200HD 22" Full HD LCD Monitor - 2ms, 10000:1, DVI, HDMI, VGA, Audio in, Headphone Jack 77350J in Canada at TigerDirect.ca
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Old July 12, 2009, 09:29 PM
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I decided to stick with the P2350, reasons why:
  • I need speed, the difference between 5ms and 2ms is very apparent to me now after using both for a few days
  • 23 inch is a nice size, allows me to play competitively without being too large or too small
  • Less pixels = more room for quality in games, even if it's not a significant amount
  • Gaming is it's main purpose, and all above point to it being suitable for this


I tried to notice a problem with the panel because it's TN, and i keep reading how people wouldn't use TN even if they were given it for free, and honestly, I'm glad to be ignorant.
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