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Old October 20, 2007, 01:32 PM
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I'm currently in the same boat... Looking for a good quality monitor that will be mostly used for gaming, preferably in the $250-300~ range. I was looking at a Samsung 19" widescreen... it has a nice design and apparently it's very good performance wise. Are there any others I should consider?
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Old October 20, 2007, 01:40 PM
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The one that I spotted at Future shop is a good one as well as Samsung 226BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $299.99
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Old October 20, 2007, 03:21 PM
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I'm currently in the same boat... Looking for a good quality monitor that will be mostly used for gaming, preferably in the $250-300~ range. I was looking at a Samsung 19" widescreen... it has a nice design and apparently it's very good performance wise. Are there any others I should consider?
The problem with any widescreen smaller than 21" is that you are losing overall screensize over a standard square. That's why I insisted on a square when I found I could only afford a 19".
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Old October 20, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Yeah 19" widescreen is a definite pass. Total waste as you really won't enjoy it.

I picked up my Dell 22" directly from Dell on boxing day. Forget how much it was though.
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Old October 20, 2007, 05:29 PM
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I checked Dell's website and the only 22" they have is the E228WFP and the specs on it are as follows:

Dell E228WFP 22" Widescreen - $269.99
  • 1680x1050 pixel resolution for clear, sharp images
  • Offers 300 cd/mē brightness and 800:1 contrast ratio
  • 5ms response time enables crisp and clear images
  • Viewing angles of 160° vertical and 160° horizontal
  • Digital DVI-D with HDCP connectors
  • Supported by Dell™ Technical Support
  • 3-Year Warranty included when purchased as a stand-alone
LG L222WT-BF 21.6" Widescreen - $249.99
  • 1680x1050 maximum resolution
  • 300 cd/mē brightness and 3000:1 contrast radtio
  • 5ms response time
  • Viewing angles of 170° vertical and 170° horizontal
  • 3 Year SWAP (Repair Exchange) warranty
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I haven't been too impressed w/ the LG.Philips TN panels (which, obviously, the LG uses) ... They make wicked IPS panels, though ...
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And remember that 3000:1 contrast is dynamic, not static. You can't really compare that to the 800:1 static contrast ratio of the Dell.
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Allow me to run up the Dell flag again.

Go for the Dell E228WFP that is on sale. You get a great monitor for your web surfing, amazing customer care and disgustingly fast RMA support. Plus, it is an amazing price.

Plus, it will give you something more to review for the reviewer tryouts.....hehehehehehehe
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Old October 20, 2007, 11:43 PM
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Unfortunately I'm just browsing right now. I won't be getting the monitor till Christmas. My wife is buying it for me.
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Old October 20, 2007, 11:54 PM
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My wife is going to buy me an LCD monitor cause she loves me and she can't stand seeing me use my old POS Dell 17" CRT anymore. Since I really do not know much about LCD montiors, other than the lower the response time the better and the higher the contrast ratio the better. I will mainly being using the monitor to surf the web and play games. My video card is a XFX GeForce 7900 GS XT. The cards max digital output is 2560x1600. Oh and she gave me a budget of no more than $250.00

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Remember these two things...

Just because it says 8ms does not mean it is. It could be higher or it could be lower manufacturers like to over embellish on LCDs.

Also that 3000:1 ratio is more like 700:1 or 800:1 and for $250 you won't find a "good" monitor you'll find a decent monitor.
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