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Old 03-05-2007, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im looking for a 22'' low MS gaming monitor and ive got a few questions first for around 300-350 dollars which would you recomend and

second im looking at the Gateway FPD2185W 21" and it has a 16:10 aspect ratio. now would that really make a notisable diffrence from true 16:9

Gateway FPD2185W
http://reviews.cnet.com/Gateway_FPD2...5.html?tag=sub

also looking at
Sceptre x22wg-Gamer / 22" / 5ms / 1200:1
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=1&NoMapp=0

and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001083
AMSUNG 225BW Black 22" 5 ms

im lost, all im looking for is a solid monitor great for gaming on my PC and Xbox 360 and has good dvd and practical usage. gaming formost.

thanks for your help
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i would personally go with the samsung....
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009102

You forgot that one
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Get the Acer.

I currently own an Acer 19" 8MS

Best monitor I've used in my life.
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ive been hearing great things about acer. id never heard of them until i started looking around for a monitor.. ill deffenetly consider them,

that gayway though has one thing on all of them, HD and componinte video inputs and since i want this monitor for more then JUST the pc its hard to turn my back on such usfull features
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the panels are all the same, its just a brand preference.

the samsung has height/tilt adjustments though.

that being said, i've had an acer 22" since september and its working great, no complaints. you might want to go with the sceptre since it has a usb port. (the 1200:1 contrast ratio is "dynamic" so its really only 600:1, which doesnt make it better than the samsung) All in all, i'd say samsung becuase of the adjustment capabilities.
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just out of curiosity what does everyone have agenst the gateway, it rated better then all of these others on Cnet do you just not like gateway because if thats the case and the others are not truely better the please tell me because the gateway has some cool stuff
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22" > 21", 5ms < 8ms
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any other suggestions sticking with 22" what are some good alternatives?
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Samsung hands down.
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