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Old September 20, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Default Looking into getting a new ~24" monitor

Looking at getting a 24" monitor (23" would probably be just as fine). There seems to be a bazillion different models in the $250 range which is about what I would like to spend so I'm looking for a little guidance to help narrow the list down.

It would be for my main monitor. I don't need any specialty connections, a single DVI is all I need. I will be doing some gaming on it but I'm not hardcore and will mostly be using CAD. I'm not a stickler for 'perfect' colour but I'm a little touchy about backlight bleedthrough, or I guess contrast ratio, since the monitor is usually used in a dim environment. Also unless it's gotten better over the last few years dynamic contrast drives me nuts with the monitor constantly changing and I usually turn it off.

Any tips on what brands to focus on or avoid, or any technologies/features that I should be looking into would be helpful. Even some recommendations would be nice!

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Old October 19, 2010, 07:10 AM
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I am looking for one too.
Any suggestion everyone?
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Old October 19, 2010, 08:24 AM
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BenQ E2420HD 24in Widescreen LCD, Black w/ 2xHDMI, USB, Speakers at Memory Express Computers
Samsung SyncMaster 2494SW 24in Widescreen LCD, Black Customer Reviews

I have the Samsung and like it but I will state right up front that I am not very picky when it comes to monitors.
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Old October 19, 2010, 11:35 AM
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I have been using a glossy screen HP 2207H with 16:10. Also, any recommendation with glossy screen?

Do you guys find a big difference between 16:10 and 16:9?
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Old October 19, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Look at dell. People always forget them but they have outstanding monitor ( not like their desktop ) Look every day or week at their sale. I got a 320$ 23 inch for 189 last week dman this screen rock.
DELL ST2410 24-inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor : Computer Components | Dell Canada
DELL ST2420L 24-inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor with LED : Computer Components | Dell Canada
DELL ST2310 23 Inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor : Monitors: Flat Screen LCD Computer Displays | Dell Canada
DELL ST2320L 23-inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor with LED : Monitors: Flat Screen LCD Computer Displays | Dell Canada

If you can wait for some model to be on sale you can have a 23 with a IPS for around 250 + tilt, USB hub.
DELL UltraSharp U2311H 23-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Display : Monitors: Flat Screen LCD Computer Displays | Dell Canada
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Old October 19, 2010, 12:44 PM
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I have a couple of this -> Dell SP2309W, 23" Full HD Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with Webcam . It has a tad higher resolution of 2048x1152 at 23", so having two windows side by side is not as awkward. Compared to my other monitor a BenQ G2420 HD, IMO this has much better color reproduction. The only thing that I don't like about it is the glossy screen finish which can be irritating sometimes. The BenQ has no such problem.
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Old October 19, 2010, 01:38 PM
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I have a couple of this -> Dell SP2309W, 23" Full HD Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with Webcam . It has a tad higher resolution of 2048x1152 at 23", so having two windows side by side is not as awkward. Compared to my other monitor a BenQ G2420 HD, IMO this has much better color reproduction. The only thing that I don't like about it is the glossy screen finish which can be irritating sometimes. The BenQ has no such problem.
This is the us site. Do you think I can call them and ask for a price match
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I've no idea at all if that's possible. Try calling them maybe
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Old October 19, 2010, 05:42 PM
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I've no idea at all if that's possible. Try calling them maybe
Just try it and they don't price match.
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Hanns-G 25 inch 1080P only $189
I got one and I like it
Newegg.com - Hanns·G HZ251HPB Black 25" 2ms X-Celerate OD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 X-Contrast 15,000:1 DCR (800:1 typical) Built-in Speakers
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