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Old 08-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is a decent widescreen monitor for under 100 possible?

I suppose that entirely depends on what I mean by decent, doesn't it?

Well, I'll be (finally) off to Uni in about a month or so, so I'm going to need to get rid of the worlds chunkiest CRT. It will be a tearful farewell for sure.

So can anybody give me any recommendations for a nice widescreen for under 100? "Under" is the key word here as Uni's likely to drain my poor wallet enough as it is.

Is there anything I can get that will actually give a good black? That gives crisp, clean colours without burn in? That doesn't look like I'm looking through a muddy puddle? I'm really not very savvy when it comes to monitors so any help would be greatly appreciated!

I do like WoW (perhaps to my shame ) so something that'll make it look right purdy would be grand!
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is a decent widescreen monitor for under 100 possible?

This is a decent monitor, 110 though:

Acer V223WBBD 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 250cd/m2 10000:1 (dynamic) 5ms 16:9 DVI-D/VGA Matte Black - Ebuyer
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Default Re: Is a decent widescreen monitor for under 100 possible?

It is my understanding that LCD as a technology cannot display true black. That said, I don't notice. Not sure about over there, but here what you ask for is possible if you convert the currency. Really have no idea about prices outside the US, though.
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"It is my understanding that LCD as a technology cannot display true black"

That's also what I'd heard, but I'm only asking for good!

That Acer though... that is a nice monitor. A shame about the price tag though. I -always- go over budget, I promised myself I wouldn't this time!

I have managed to find it for 95 on Kikatek.com
Kikatek.com | (ET.EV3WE.B08) Acer V223WBb 22 inch Widescreen WSXGA+ TFT LCD 10000:1 300cd/m2 1680 x 1050@75Hz 5ms VGA/DVI (Black)

Anyone know if they're any good?
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Almost identical to the one Yami linked you to, so yeah, it's good.
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Should be the exact same monitor, but I was actually wondering about the website!
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Oh, I don't know anything about the website since I'm not a UK guy, lol. I'm sure someone will know something.
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Well, perhaps I'll just take a chance!!

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Never used them before but they look fairly respectable.
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When dealing with such small differences make sure you calculate shipping at both sites to make sure its still lower.
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