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Old 09-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well the time has come to purchase a cheap 2nd monitor because I have been streaming GW2 and I NEED a 2nd monitor... I've never had an issue with my Samsung but I want to stay around the $100-$120 (with shipping) so please help me out in picking a decent monitor in that price range...
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally if your subjective to "cheap" then I would say any size and res that meets your demand would suffice lol. Just make sure it's a quality brand that remains in your budget.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here are some I'm thinking about:

1: Newegg.com - Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)
2: Newegg.com - Acer V193WEJb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 50000:1(1000:1)
3: Newegg.com - ASUS VS208N-P Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50000000:1
4: Newegg.com - Asus VW199T-P Black 19" 5ms LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 10,000,000:1
5: Newegg.com - ASUS VS Series VS198D-P Black 19" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50000000:1
6: Newegg.com - Hanns-G HL229DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 250 cd/m2 Active Contrast 30,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

Any input would be appreciated Thanks.
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the hanns-g, its 1080p.
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I'm thinking the same thing. I have had bad luck with Acer panels in the past and my Asus is very nice but that Hanns-G seems to be the best bang for your buck.
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Thanks for the input guys... The price went up a little but it still seems worth it. Again, this is going to be used as a backup monitor while I am streaming games...
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Thanks for the input guys... The price went up a little but it still seems worth it. Again, this is going to be used as a backup monitor while I am streaming games...
I'll throw in a +1 for Hanns-G, have had a 16:10 22" Hanns-G since 2007 and it still works perfect. Never a dead or stuck pixel.
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Personally if your subjective to "cheap" then I would say any size and res that meets your demand would suffice lol. Just make sure it's a quality brand that remains in your budget.
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if cheap is your only real criteria, any of them will do.
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I'll throw in a +1 for Hanns-G, have had a 16:10 22" Hanns-G since 2007 and it still works perfect. Never a dead or stuck pixel.
I wish 16:10 stuck around.
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I wish 16:10 stuck around.
Yeah that more screen reality was nice :P Going to 1080P only gave me a bit side to side and practically ZIP vertically.
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