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Old October 9, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Default HP 2709m or the Samsung 2243BW - need hlep deciding

Hi,

I need to upgrade from my Samsung 2253LW monitor.
Its a 21.6 inch and fair bit small on my table.

Main uses for my monitor are

1) Gaming (RTS (Company of heroes etc.and the occasional FPS such as left for dead, Bioshock etc.)

2) Watching movies, tv shows that I download.

3) Browsing the internet and reading graphs (FXCM etc.)

4) I will not be connecting any consoles (PS3, Xbox 360 etc) to this display.

I have basically chosen 3 monitors the Samsung XL 2370, Samsung 2243BW or the HP 2709m

I am currently leaning towards the HP since it has the screen real estate and the glossy "pop" effect that I have come to love (I can tolerate glare to a high degree)

I'd like people to pitch in with any good advice that they may have.
Also I've heard that 1920x1200 is better than the 1920 x 1080 resolution that the HP has.
Is that true?
Is the 1920 x 1080 p resolution only good for movies whereas for gaming the 1200 resolution is better?
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Old October 10, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Hi,

I need to upgrade from my Samsung 2253LW monitor.
Its a 21.6 inch and fair bit small on my table.

Main uses for my monitor are

1) Gaming (RTS (Company of heroes etc.and the occasional FPS such as left for dead, Bioshock etc.)

2) Watching movies, tv shows that I download.

3) Browsing the internet and reading graphs (FXCM etc.)

4) I will not be connecting any consoles (PS3, Xbox 360 etc) to this display.

I have basically chosen 3 monitors the Samsung XL 2370, Samsung 2243BW or the HP 2709m

I am currently leaning towards the HP since it has the screen real estate and the glossy "pop" effect that I have come to love (I can tolerate glare to a high degree)

I'd like people to pitch in with any good advice that they may have.
Also I've heard that 1920x1200 is better than the 1920 x 1080 resolution that the HP has.
Is that true?
Is the 1920 x 1080 p resolution only good for movies whereas for gaming the 1200 resolution is better?
TheHP is the one. The difference in resolution is mnimal.The price is almost like stealing it.I paid $1600.00 for a 27 inch Dell a couple of years ago. Go figure.
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Old October 10, 2009, 07:59 PM
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TheHP is the one. The difference in resolution is mnimal.The price is almost like stealing it.I paid $1600.00 for a 27 inch Dell a couple of years ago. Go figure.

yeah the Dells are really good displays but way out of my budget.

The HP's are good from what ive heard but the LED backlight of that Samsung is pretty darn good too. Decisions decisions
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