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Old August 7, 2011, 08:42 PM
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I'm moving into my own apartment (woo!) for university in the upcoming weeks.
And with this, I'm not planning to subscribe to any sort of TV service, so my computer will become a media center.

The monitor will be used for Television shows (of which I shouldn't be sitting any more than 5 feet away), as well as gaming (mostly TF2 and Battlefield) and general internet/usage.

I was looking into the 27inch range, which seems to be the best bang for the buck (I am [of course] a poor university student), and I think that it would be a great improvement over the 21inch monitor Ive been using for years now.

If you have any suggestions/comments/deals on specific monitors I'd be glad to hear them!

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Old August 8, 2011, 01:38 AM
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A Samsung P2770HD is a nice 1080P 27" and comes cheap these days...
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Old August 8, 2011, 06:39 AM
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I know it isn't 27" but the FX2490HD may be a perfect fit for you. We reviewed it here.

It has all the features of an HDTV (remote, integrated speakers, etc.), looks great and has a boatload of features for both PC and TV environments.
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Old August 9, 2011, 03:18 AM
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I would get Logitech Surround speakers, preferably the Z906, but with a little tuning (proper positioning and stabilizing) the Z506 won't make your ears bleed and is still much better than integrated speakers.
Newegg.ca - Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
and this 27" Asus Beauty. There are two newer versions, one with an integrated webcam and another that is just newer and energy compliant, but this is how I'd do it.
Newegg.ca - ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 300 cd/m2 100,000 :1 (ASCR)
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Old August 10, 2011, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

In terms of speakers/remote, I have a good set of logitech z2300 speakers, and use my iphone for navigating my computer from afar.
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Old August 10, 2011, 02:38 PM
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I just bought the Asus VE278Q (trying something new as I've had 2 Samsung monitors go in the last year) monitor at CC as it's $50 off. Had good reviews online and I'm pretty happy with it overall. Of course I would have preferred a 1920x1200 but then the cost's go way too high. It doesn't have a tv tuner though but for the price it can't be beat.

Asus VE278Q, 27" LED Widescreen Monitor, 1920x1080(full HD), 2ms, 10M:1(ASCR), w/built-in Speaker, VGA, DVI, HDMI, and Display Port | Canada Computers


EDIT: Just wanted to mention that this is the same price as the Asus that was previously posted but this is the LED version (higher quality if I'm not mistaken)
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