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Old 12-03-2009, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about buying a new monitor I currently have a 1280 x 1024 15in dell, its not amazing at all but it gets the job done. My girl needs a monitor so I was going to give her the one I have and upgrade.

I was looking at:
AOC 22"

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Asus 1080P HDMI



My budget is $150, the AOC is cheaper so that's always nice. I use my computer for gaming, and schoolwork. I don't do picture or video editing.
I have an radeon 4850 card if that helps.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with the asus.
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Yeah the Asus looks better.
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I see a lot of AOC products down here but mainly because they tend to be cheapest route, and usually end up being exactly what you pay for. Go for that Asus.
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Are there any other monitors that I should take a look at the are comparable to the Asus?
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Not at that price. That is about your best bang for your buck there.
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This Acer is $10 less and IMO a more attractive stand:


Newegg.com - Acer X213Hbid Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (ACM) - LCD Monitors


Both are 1920x1080. Just giving you an option, the Asus is still great.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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But with the $20 MIR the asus is $10 cheaper. Assuming you get it.
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"Assumption" and "rebates" in the same comment...lol.

I was just throwing that option out there since the OP asked if there were any
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Gotta love the rebate!

Thanks for the advice Im going to pick up the Asus when I get home tonight.
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