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Old 05-22-2007, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey i'm not well versed on the differences between computer monitors but I would like to buy a new flat panel monitor (i will be moving alot in the next year so this will be best) to replace my dead crt. looking for something between 19" and 22" (obviously the bigger the better without compromising picture quality.)

Ive been shopping on newegg and so far my favorite two choices are:

SCEPTRE X20WG-1080P Black 20.1" 5ms(GTG) 1080P HDCP supported Windows Vista Certified DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X20WG-1080P Black 20.1" 5ms(GTG) 1080P HDCP supported Windows Vista Certified DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail

SAMSUNG 906BW Black 19" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 DC - Retail
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 906BW Black 19" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2000:1 DC - Retail


my budget is $200, SLIGHTLY (and I mean no more than $10) over is okay.

Can someone tell me if I made the right selection or if they can point me toward a better monitor to buy in this budget. It will be used primarily for word processing, gaming, and online poker.

thanks in advance
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take a look over at Tigerdirect.com They are actually haveing a sale right now on monitors. You can read the ratings from people there as well.
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Newegg.com - Open Box: SCEPTRE X20G-Naga III Black 20.1" 8ms DVI Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - OEM

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BenQ Senseye™ FP202W 20.1" 8ms 600:1 WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 DVI-VGA Black Wide LCD Monitor at TigerDirect.com
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I was under the impression that contrast ratio was rather important, the monitors in the 1st and 3rd links have lower than the ones i was looking at. Am i misinformed, why are these better? Also, there doesnt seem to be anything in my pricerange in link #2. Thanks so much for the help, hoepfully i can find one soon
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LG L203WT 20" Wide 8ms 1400:1 WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 Black DVI Component Video Widescreen LCD Monitor at TigerDirect.com

i like this one a lot, what do u guys think

also im on windows vista if that makes any difference
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it looks very nice and the contrast ratio is high. The response time isn't the greatest but that doesn't matter too much. Go for it I say
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with ur budget, i would go with one of these. let me know if u plan to increase ur budget.
Newegg.com - ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q20WB Black 20" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail
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well the monitor i posted is $20 over budget, but it looks like its worth the $20
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If it's worth it, it's worth it. I absolutely love mine and as I told my friend about an hour after I turned it on: Try to take it from me and I'll rip your arm off!
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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go for lg much better quality and amazing warrantie
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